First Few Moments: Critical Decision
Part of the First Few Moments program, CRITICAL DECISION addresses two of the most important decisions that a responder must make: when to rapidly extricate a patient and what treatment is vital to their survival.
Students are introduced to a problem-based patient assessment algorithm designed for these situations that helps them make these decisions based upon a solid assessment of the scene and patient.
1. Predict patient injuries by looking at the damage to a vehicle and using the applied physics as they pertain to the mechanism of injury.
2. Rapidly assess and identify a trauma patient that requires rapid extrication.
3. Find and manage life-threatening injuries.
Format: Interactive presentation
Length: 60-90 minutes
Audience:All First Responders