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Control measure

Manage medical equipment: Rescues

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Presence and type of medical equipment

Understand:

  • The type of medical equipment that may be present
  • That medical equipment may belong to medical responders or casualties
  • That personnel should be aware of the activities of medical responders, in case they are using hazardous medical equipment

Disposal of medical equipment

Understand:

  • The appropriate disposal methods of medical equipment

Signposting of medical equipment

Understand:

  • The need to signpost medical equipment if it cannot be removed

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Liaise with other agencies to understand what medical equipment is in use and its hazards

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gain an understanding of what medical equipment is in use and if it presents any hazards

Identify and manage medical equipment, prescribed or non-prescribed, that may cause harm

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and manage any hazardous medical equipment

Safely dispose of medical equipment, or make its location and hazards known to emergency responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Dispose of or signpost medical equipment
  • Ensure emergency responders are aware of the location of hazardous medical equipment

Establish a medical equipment area and communicate its location to all emergency responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish a medical equipment area if required
  • Ensure emergency responders are aware of the location of the medical equipment area and use it appropriately