Wilderness Emergency Medicine ECS | Bloody Car Trauma

March 07, 2020
Students learn how to build a splint to hold traction in-line on a possible brok
Today we spent our day learning a lot about all kinds of opened and closed injuries, burns, shocks/traumas, bleeding, dislocations, and evacuations out of cars. After eating delicious pancakes for breakfast, we started off the day by learning a lot about severe bleedings. We learned how to treat wounds, how to stop the bleeding, and how to decrease the blood flow.
Furthermore, our teachers talked about dislocations and the treatment of them. This topic was interesting because of the dislocation stories our guide told us. Finally, we finished the first class of the day with the topics of the treatment of trauma, shocks, and burns, including a slideshow of photos of these.
After eating delicious sandwiches for lunch, we went for a short walk to learn about evacuations out of cars. We quickly picked up how that process works and how to secure the scene. On our way back to the field station, we encountered an intense scenario, consisting of a car crash and five severely injured patients. We quickly split into groups of four students and treated the patients. They had wounds such as open fractures, severe bleeding, burns, and other traumas.
We ended the day with some delicious spaghetti, a class on knot tying to help with our traction in-line splints, and a warm campfire with s’mores. Needless to say, it was a very effective and fun day.
Learning how to secure a car crash scene and how to safely move a patient in ord
Students learn how to build a splint to hold traction in-line on a possible brok
Learning how to secure a car crash scene and how to safely move a patient in ord