As a part of PE 10, we’ve been learning about first-aid and proper emergency scene management. We’ve been studying these emergency scene management concepts for the past few days, including the ABCs and CAB-D as well as how to react to different crises and problems that may arise. My group and I have compiled a presentation that shows proper scene management and how to react in a crisis.
ABCs: Airway, breathing & circulation
CAB-D: Circulation, airway, breathing, defibrillation
How to react to in the event of an emergency:
- Do a scene survey
- Take charge of the situation
- Assess the hazards
- Find the history, the how and why?
- Obtain consent. (if unconscious consent is assumed)
- Send someone for help. (911)
- If head injuries are suspected support head and neck.
- If spinal injuries are suspected leave them in the original position found.
- Assess responsiveness (do the answer your questions?)
- Conduct a primary survey
- Assess ABCs (Airway, Breathing & Circulation)
- CAB-D in the event of a heart attack and wait for AED.
- Secondary survey (ongoing care)
- Treat for shock (loosen clothing, cover with blanket, reassure casualty)
- Monitor (check ABCs again)
- Record events & report the incident(s) to medical experts or police. When medical help arrives, you should be prepared to report on:
- What happened
- The suspected injuries
- What first aid has been provided
Core Competencies Reflection: