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Control measure

Carry out structured assessment and treatment

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Carry out structured assessment and treatment

Understand:

  • How to carry out a structured assessment of a casualty

Pre-existing medical condition

Understand:

  • What indicators of pre-existing medical conditions may provide information

<C> Control of catastrophic external compressible bleeding

Understand:

  • The use of tourniquets by trained personnel

Airway

Understand:

  • How to apply a simple airway ladder approach to airway care

Cervical spine (c-spine)

Understand:

  • The benefits of casualty self-extrication
  • The equipment that can be used to stabilise the spine
  • The need for advanced medical care if extrication may be delayed

Breathing

Understand:

  • The need for a structured assessment of breathing, ventilation and the chest

Disability

Understand:

  • The need to measure the casualty’s level of consciousness and how often

Exposure, extrication and evacuation

Understand:

  • The methods that can be used to protect the casualty from exposure
  • The need for swift but controlled extrication
  • The need to follow casualty handling principles

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Assign suitably trained personnel to carry out a structured casualty assessment and provide treatment in the absence of a medical responder

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appoint a competent person to carry out a structured assessment of the casualty
  • Identify and manage any life-threatening conditions
  • Prioritise the needs of the casualty
  • Focus activity towards injuries or conditions that may result in more harm to or death of the casualty

Check the casualty for the presence of medical alert tags, bracelets or cards, or other indicators of pre-existing medical conditions

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Refer to indicators of pre-existing medical conditions if the casualty is unresponsive