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EMT Advanced Class. Fall Session. Fractures and Dislocations. Immobilize and support the fracture or dislocation Use common items if needed. Items to Use. Pillows Boards Magazines Blankets. Treat The Patient For Shock. Call 911. Poisoning. Evaluate the area for your own safety

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emt advanced class

EMT Advanced Class

Fall Session

fractures and dislocations
Fractures and Dislocations
  • Immobilize and support the fracture or dislocation
  • Use common items if needed
items to use
Items to Use
  • Pillows
  • Boards
  • Magazines
  • Blankets
poisoning
Poisoning
  • Evaluate the area for your own safety
  • Move the patient to a safe area if necessary
  • Care for any life-threatening conditions
  • Do not risk poisoning yourself
  • Use barrier protection (masks and gloves)

Call the Poison Control Center and 911

a airway
A - AIRWAY
  • Place patient on his/her back on a hard surface.
  • Gently shake patient at the shoulders and shout, “Are you okay?”
  • If the patient does not respond, call 911.
  • Carefully tilt the patient’s forehead back and lift his chin to open his airway.
b breathing
B - BREATHING
  • Look, listen, and feel. Place your ear close to the patient’s nose and mouth
  • Look for the patient’s chest to rise and fall
  • Listen For Breath Sounds
  • Feel for the patient’s breath on your cheek
  • Continue for approximately 5-10 seconds.
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B - BREATHING

If the patient is not breathing, pinch his nose closed and give two breaths into his mouth using a pocket respiration mask.

b breathing1
B-Breathing
  • If the patient’s chest does not rise as you give the respirations
  • Move the patient’s head and neck, and try again.
  • If you still cannot see the patient’s chest rise, his airway may be blocked. Perform the Heimlich maneuver to try to unblock the airway.
b breathing2
B-Breathing
  • If the patient’s chest does not rise as you give the respirations
  • Move the patient’s head and neck, and try again.
  • If you still cannot see the patient’s chest rise, his airway may be blocked.
  • Perform the Heimlich maneuver to try to unblock the airway.
c circulation
C - CIRCULATION
  • Feel for a carotid (neck) pulse for approximately 5-10 seconds.
  • If the patient has a pulse, but is not breathing, continue the breathing steps above. Give one breath every five seconds.
c circulation1
C - CIRCULATION
  • If the patient does not have a pulse, begin chest compressions.
  • Place the heel of your hand on the lower part of the patient’s sternum just above the Xyphoid.
  • Place your other hand directly on top of first hand, and depress sternum 1.5 to 2 inches.
c circulation2
C - CIRCULATION
  •  Give 15 compressions and then give two breaths.
  • Check the carotid pulse every minute (every four cycles).
  • Continue CPR until help arrives.
  • Discontinue CPR if the patient’s pulse returns.