Lesson 7.2: Gaining Access

Objectives Edit

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of extrication.
  2. Discuss the role of the EMT-Basic in extrication.
  3. Identify what equipment for personal safety is required for the EMT-Basic.
  4. Define the fundamental components of extrication.
  5. State the steps that should be taken to protect the patient during extrication.
  6. Evaluate various methods of gaining access to the patient.
  7. Distinguish between simple and complex access.