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Control measure

Specialist resources: Medical resources

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate medical resources

Understand:

  • The benefits of requesting medical resources at an early stage of the incident
  • The types of medical resources that may be required

Assisting medical resources

Understand:

  • The principles of interoperability
  • The benefits of planning and preparing with other emergency responders for the delivery of casualty care
  • The roles that the fire and rescue service may need to fulfil when assisting medical resources

Remote locations

Understand:

  • The need for specialist skills and equipment if the casualty is in a remote location

Appropriate approach based on the number of casualties

Understand:

  • The appropriate approach for delivering casualty care, which depends on the number of casualties:
    • A single or last casualty should be treated and stabilised with appropriate medical care, before being transported to a hospital
    • Multiple casualties will required be triaged

'Step 1-2-3 Plus' process

Understand:

  • The need to follow the ‘Step 1-2-3 Plus’ process if there are any safety concerns about the presence, number or condition of casualties
  • Why it may be necessary to apply control measures for hazardous materials

Medical resources for emergency responders 

Understand:

  • That it may be necessary to request medical resources for the safety or treatment of emergency responders

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Request appropriate medical resources at the earliest opportunity for the number of casualties, and the type and severity of their injuries

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request appropriate medical resources at the earliest opportunity, based on:
    • The number of casualties
    • The type of injuries
    • The severity of injuries

Provide updates to the medical resources if the condition of any casualty deteriorates

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide updates to the medical resources about the condition of casualties, especially if the condition of a casualty deteriorates

Be prepared to assist the medical resources at the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Deliver casualty care effectively in a multi-agency response
  • Assist medical resources to gain access to the casualty
  • Assist medical resources with the transport of equipment and the casualty

Consider the medical resources required for remote locations, including specialist skills and equipment

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure the appropriate medical resources, specialist skills and equipment are requested for casualties in remote locations

Consider following the ‘Step 1-2-3 Plus’ process if necessary

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Treat the incident as a potential hazardous materials scene
  • Follow the ‘Step 1-2-3 Plus’ process when responding

Request medical support for emergency responders if required

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure medical resources are made available as a precautionary measure for emergency responders if required