Presentation on theme: "Take the Fight North! SABC Rodeo Q&As When placing a patient on a litter, does it matter if the patient's arms are strapped underneath or over the litter."— Presentation transcript:
Take the Fight North! SABC Rodeo Q&As When placing a patient on a litter, does it matter if the patient's arms are strapped underneath or over the litter straps? In a real world situation, if the patient is unconscious, the arms should be strapped. If the patient is conscious, the arms should be free. For exercises, always leave the arms free. Reason: If the patient fell off the litter, they would be able to use their arms to minimize impact. How do you tighten a litter strap? Always tighten the straps with the buckles against the side of the litter, not over the patient.
Take the Fight North! SABC Rodeo Q&As If a patient is experiencing signs of heat exhaustion/stroke, how do you stop them from shivering if they start to? Shivering is not a primary sign of heat exhaustion/stroke. A patient may shiver, as result from sudden change in their body temp. First, get patient out of the hot environment. For mild cases of heat exhaustion: Provide rest in cool, shaded area. Give cool fluids. Salty snacks appropriate as tolerated. Loosen or remove clothing. Apply cool water to skin. Don’t use alcohol rub. Don’t give beverages containing alcohol or caffeine. For heat stroke: Move to cooler environment, or place in cool water bath; if conscious and can be attended continuously. Or, moisten skin with lukewarm water and use a fan to blow cool air across skin.
Take the Fight North! SABC Rodeo Q&As For a sucking chest wound, does it matter if we tape all four sides down instead of three sides? Yes, three sides should be taped, the fourth side untaped. When casualty exhales, air is expelled from chest cavity escaping from underneath the open edge of the patch. When casualty inhales, the patch sticks to the skin and keeps air from returning into the chest cavity. This helps to re-inflate the collapsed lung. Use the casualty's hand to cover the wound while you quickly prepare an occlusive patch. Battle dressing plastic wrapper works but any air-tight material can be used.
Take the Fight North! ATSO Rodeo Q&As Mark 1 kits or AATNA injectors? Which one is preferred? Both are about the same. Mark 1 kits are the old ones; AATNA (2 in 1) is replacing Mark 1 kits when they’re all exhausted/expired. AATNA is the one being issued to deployers. For SABC training and exercise purpose EET are now using the ATNAA for training. Is Alarm BLUE used for real world as well as exercises? Yes. This is specific to the Korean Peninsula. Alarm BLUE is the same as Alarm RED elsewhere. If contaminated can you process through a zone transition point? No. If contaminated contact your UCC to direct you to nearest CCA.
Take the Fight North! ATSO Rodeo Q&As When calling in M8 results, should I use color or type of agent? Colors. When reporting contaminated M8 call in the color and the density (light, medium, or heavy) of the dots on the paper, not the type of agent. Are buddy checks only required immediately after donning MOPP 4? No. Buddy checks are a continual process while wearing MOPP 4; moving around can cause openings in your protective gear leaving you vulnerable to contact.