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Extrication: Back to Basics Part 1

David Pease, Chief

It is easy to get caught up in the moment and forget some of the basics we once learned.

We focus on our power tools and what we can do with them, sometimes before things are as safe as they should be. When I was a paramedic, it was the same mentality as going straight for the intubation tube instead of putting in the basic oral airway first. Sometimes, we just need to step back and take a second and make sure we are making the right decisions.

In future articles, we will talk about some of the basic techniques we can use for extrication. I will also be writing about the Guatemala trip and the training we did there. That should include some good basic techniques and interesting training in general. It will be something new for all of us.

Feel free to email me: reds100@aol.com

David Pease, Chief The Reds Team

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