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Control measure

Plan for the casualty deteriorating on release

Control measure knowledge

The fire and rescue service can assist the medical response in planning for a deterioration in the casualty's condition once released, by forming clearly designated areas for resuscitation and reassessment. For more information see The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Consensus Statements.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that all responding personnel have an awareness of acute medical care for casualties suffering from crush trauma

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Create and resource a suitable casualty care point
  • Assist medical responders with appropriate casualty care where resources allow
  • Communicate status of the casualty to medical responders using accurate information