CC EX 16c – FIRST AID UPDATE- MEDEVACS:
Task: To perform triage and to stabilize a casualty in order that they may be rescued to a place of safety and further medical care.
Photo courtesy of Bay of Plenty Surf Lifesaving First Aid Project
Scenario: The casualty has been run over by a vessel in the surf and is washed up at a remote location. Operate primary survey triage (DRABC) and follow with secondary survey of the casualty.
• How would you stabilize this casualty?
• What precautions would you take and how would you move the casualty to enable evacuation to a place of safety.
• What aftercare would you provide while evacuating the casualty?
• What information would you provide paramedics on reaching the shore?