Avalanche Medicine, Triage and Introduction to the LUCAS Device
Aaron Parmet is a nurse of epidemiology, and EMT, and Avalanche Technician with Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment and an avalanche educator at Colorado Mountain College. This presentation was on how to triage for single and multiple patients in an avalanche. He presented and the group discussed what kills patients in avalanches (asphyxia, trauma, hypothermia), the treatment of patients based on the pathophysiology and the logistical complexities of doing BLS or ALS medicine in an austere environment. Aaron introduced the LUCAS device now that it can be inserted into the field by a C-RAD member if requested from Flight for Life. Hands-on practice with the LUCAS device using mannequins.
Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment team members; Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol
How to triage multiple avalanche victims. Extrication considerations. The LUCAS device's capabilities and how to use it. Complexities of BLS and ALS care in an austere environment.
Aaron Parmet, BSN, EMT
EMS Continuing Education approved by the State of Colorado through Centura Health Prehospital Services Training Center and group # CO 039 (SAH), #CO 040 (PSF) and #CO 065 (SDG).
- 0.50 Cardio
- 0.25 NCCP-Cardio: Cardiac Arrest
- 0.25 NCCP-Cardio: Post-Resuscitation Care
- 0.25 State, Local, and Individual
- 0.25 Trauma
- 0.25 NCCP-Trauma: Triage