National SAR Meeting Autism & Search & Rescue Aug 17, 2023
The presentation will cover what autism is, the signs & characteristics, and how to respond appropriately. Gain knowledge about how Search & Rescue operations can use strategies, including how to lure an autistic individual back to safety, as well as the latest tracking devices & apps used by caregivers. Case Studies will also be provided.
Search and Rescue providers
- Search and Rescue providers will be able to describe what autism spectrum disorder is & how it can present in autistic individuals.
- Search and Rescue providers are able to describe strategies, ways to interact & the importance when evaluating and autistic patient.
- Search and Rescue providers are able to name typical behavioral patterns seen in autistic individuals who are under stressful situations (e.g. search and rescue emergency), and ways to approach these situations, including the most important safety rule to prevent a wandering/bolt risk.
Kim Marklund, AAS, BA, MA
Gina Scarbrough AAS, NRP, FP-C
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 Medical
- 0.50 Operations
- 0.50 NCCP-Operations: At-Risk Populations