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Control measure

Rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identification of a casualty with complex requirements

Understand:

  • How to identify the type of complex requirements
  • How to carry out a TILE risk assessment
  • The principles of safer moving and handling

Access and egress

Understand:

  • That structural changes may have to be made to the building
  • The need to request specialist resources, such as urban search and rescue, for structural advice and assistance

Deterioration of a bariatric casualty’s condition

Understand:

  • The need to anticipate the deterioration in the condition of a bariatric casualty

Retrieval teams

Understand:

  • The need for a retrieval team to be requested through the ambulance service if a casualty requires rescue while remaining dependent on medical equipment

Multi-agency response

Understand:

  • What protocols are in place with local care providers and other agencies for the rescue of casualties with complex requirements

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider manual handling when planning to extricate or transport casualties with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the presence of casualties with complex requirements
  • Carry out a TILE risk assessment
  • Apply the principles of safer moving and handling

Adopt service protocols for multi-agency working at rescues involving casualties with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Follow protocols for a multi-agency response for the rescue of casualties with complex requirements

Consider requesting advanced medical support and appropriate casualty management equipment for rescuing casualties with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request attendance of advanced medical support resources
  • Request appropriate casualty management equipment

Consider the need for structural advice or assistance when rescuing a casualty with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request structural advice or assistance from specialist resources, such as USAR, if required

Request the attendance of a retrieval team for rescues involving casualties with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request the attendance of a retrieval team via the ambulance service if required