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FIRST AID 8 Transportation. 2009. CANADIAN COAST GUARD AUXILIARY - PACIFIC. Transportation. The high speed of fast rescue craft makes them a good choice for transporting patients when time is the prime consideration. Transportation.

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first aid 8 transportation

FIRST AID 8Transportation



  • The high speed of fast rescue craft makes them a good choice for transporting patients when time is the prime consideration.
  • However it should be borne in mind that most fast rescue craft have:

1. little or no shelter from the elements

2. limited space for first aid equipment

3. limited deck space for stretcher/ spine board and for first aiders to work.

  • Violent acceleration/deceleration forces that may aggravate injuries, accelerate onset of shock and make some medical procedures (e.g. CPR) difficult or impossible to perform.
methods of immobilisation
Methods of Immobilisation
  • Once again, the high speed and violent motion of an FRC should be a consideration when choosing methods of immobilisation of injuries.
  • It would be extremely uncomfortable for a patient to be strapped to a scoop stretcher for even a short time on a fast rescue craft in rough sea conditions.
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Methods of Immobilisation
  • A padded basket stretcher might be a better alternative.

Scoop stretcher Basket Stretcher

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Methods of Immobilisation
  • Even minor fractures need to be secured thoroughly during transport in a fast rescue craft.
  • Lower limb fractures need to be tightly splinted (blanket splint would not be adequate on its own), as movement may cause severe shock due to blood loss.
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Methods of Immobilisation
  • However keep in mind that an urgent transportation may take precedence over securing minor fractures.
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Methods of Immobilisation
  • Full spinal immobilisation should be particularly well-padded, possibly including greater padding between the spine board and the basket stretcher to act as a shock absorber.
  • Great care should be taken in securing the stretcher into the FRC to prevent unchecked movement with the craft.
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Methods of Immobilisation
  • Patients who are immobilised for transport will be very susceptible to cold, which could worsen shock.
  • Even in warm weather, high wind speed and the patient’s inability to move could cause lowering of body temperatures.
  • Every effort should be made to provide shelter.
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Methods of Immobilisation
  • Space blankets and heat packs will help reduce heat loss.
artificial respiration and cpr in fast rescue craft
Artificial Respiration and CPR in Fast Rescue Craft
  • The limited space and small crew size in a FRC may preclude two people performing CPR.
  • Although not recommended, it may be necessary for only one rescuer to perform CPR.
  • This is something that should be practiced regularly so that rescuers are familiar with the limitations within their vessel.
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Artificial Respiration and CPR in Fast Rescue Craft
  • If artificial respiration is required, especially on a hypothermic patient, the preferred method is mouth to mask (with supplemental oxygen if available).
  • This provides warmth and moisture to the patient and is frankly much easier to perform than the Bag/Valve/Mask method, which is difficult to perform correctly, even under the most controlled conditions.
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Artificial Respiration and CPR in Fast Rescue Craft
  • Limited space beside the patient may make giving CPR compressions difficult.
  • Rescuers may need to straddle the patient’s hips and give compressions from that position.
  • Care will be needed to landmark correctly.
  • Regular CPR exercises should be practiced in your FRC to help develop a strategy for overcoming the limitations of the craft.