Lab Patrollers-the Senior Program has started up. They can still take a few more people. If you are interested, there is an application that you need to fill o ut and I need to sign. Below is an email from the program coordinator , Pete Adams, about what they are working on and the schedule:
Just a short note to check in regarding Sr OEC this season. We have meet the last two Saturdays
At Song –from 8:30am – 3pm each day. I have (3) candidates in the program & hopefully more
will come in January…. Our goal is to have 5 or 6 in the program from Central NY.
We Blew the rust off by starting with Scene Safety, BSI, Consent, followed by ABC’s MOI,
and Sample / Rapid body survey. Then moved right in to Shoulder, Clavical, elbow, arm, wrist.
Great emphasis put on pulse & respirations & capturing that info every 5 minutes.
We have successfully been working on Sample / Survey/ upper extremities / proper sling swath &
Packaging including blanket roll, Figure 8’s, and tricks with Sam Splints. This past Saturday we moved
Into practicing a 2 minute sample / rapid body survey & making the Call to patrol. On top of that
We incorporated everything from last week’s upper body extremities & added multiple injuries
As well as (2) IP scenarios. Each week we will start with an hour demonstration / decision … then move
Right into scenarios & build from the week before with increasing degree of difficulty. Our goal is to
Be ready at a level 6-8 difficulty, with multiple IP’s as the norm.
We won’t meet again till January and then go each week thereafter. Since we can’t really work outside
In the elements yet – my focus is to hone our skills in the first 5 minutes of the call & what the Patroller
Can achieve alone until help comes. That includes most upper body, sling, swath & splinting, figure 8, and
Sam splints or even a shoulder blanket roll. In January once we can achieve our 2 minute goal, we’ll
Move into back boarding, pelvis, hip fracture, internal organs, and unusual things like burns, impaled
Objects, heart attack, stroke, etc. to just keep them off balance but interested!
Sorry if this was to detailed, Hoping to fill some big shoes! Also hoping to make this a fun hands on learning
Experience for each of them …. While building their confidence.