Safety: Emergency Procedures . Diggy & Steven. Procedures . Emergency procedures: The actions to be performed at the time of accident or illness. - immediate considerations at the time of emergency: stop and think, don’t be rushed, and think carefully.
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Safety: Emergency Procedures
Diggy & Steven
- immediate considerations at the time of emergency:
stop and think, don’t be rushed, and think carefully.
- delegate authority : The leader should have those who are most qualified, take appropriate roles, example:
performance of emergency medical care, secretary, messengers, assistants
- Considerations in requesting outside assistance: At least three ( preferably four ) Capable “messengers” should be selected to request assistance.
- what to send with messengers: an accident report form, an account of total number of people in group, and how much equipment they carried, a detailed description- a map / location, current weather and time of day, an evacuation plan.
- evacuation options: patient walks out, or group participants carry patient out, or rescue group carries patient out ( ex: Rangers, Rescue Squad ).
- evacuation considerations: Condition of the Patient, Time Issues, Distance, Terrain, Weather, mental and physical condition of the group, and possible expenses.
- Three phases of risk management:
- 1) Prevention and planning: what happens before there is an accident or disaster, in order to prevent it from happening or to be prepared to handle and control it when it does.
- 2) Handling: The immediate response to an accident or disaster.
- 3) Documentation and control: the long term management of the consequences of the accident or disaster, including public relation, legal liability, and interaction with public authorities.
- outdoor leaders provide evidence of their knowledge and understanding by.: Describing safety considerations involved in identifying and inspecting an appropriate swim site… Critiquing a swim site for safety and appropriateness for swimming ability of participants… describing process for identifying swimming competency… Describing considerations regarding use of personal flotation device (PFD)
- outdoor leaders provide evidence of their skill by:
applying backcountry waterfront-safety practices… Checking a swim site for obstructions and hazards… using PFD when appropriate
it is better to be safe “ then sorry”
water safety practices reduce overall risk of the trip.
an evacuation could take several days, be costly, and even end an expedition