Gymnastics Pit extraction. Care of the injured athlete. Ada County Paramedics. Steve Cole Cool Dude. Disclaimer. Although the information presented here is developed from practice , and published guidelines, it is in no way meant to replace or supercede local protocols.
When discovering that there is a “Gymnastics Pit Extraction”, please notify other incoming units.
All of these methods assume that the patient does not have any immediate airway, respiratory, or cardiac compromise.
In case of need of life saving interventions (like CPR) then rapid extrication by staff on hand while maintaining alignment as best as possible is recommended.
Again: If an immediate threat to the ABC’s is perceived then “direct entry” is indicated.
Should be done slow
moving foam as you go