Upper Extremity Splinting
This hands-on session was based on a scenario of a skier vs. fixed object complaining of upper extremity pain. Participants were to perform a rapid trauma assessment, rule out life-threatening injuries, and splint the patient's arms such that the patient could be transported. After scenario discussion included anatomy and physiology of the shoulders, arms and hands; splinting techniques for humerus and radius/ulna, sling/swath best practice for the shoulder and elbow joints. Discussed splinting as a BLS Pain Management skill, ALS pain management options and documentation for this injury using the agency's proprietary e-PCR.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol
BLS interventions for pain management.
Focused assessment of extremity injury including circulation, sensation and motion.
Kali Flaherty, EMT, Registered Orthopedic Technician
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 NCCP-Medical: Pain Management
- 0.50 Trauma