Nope, not a traffic violation ticket, I go my OFA L3 ticket today!
Anyway, you guys don't care, but I'm pretty happy about it. If you need a first aid guy, PM me.
What does it mean exactly? Can you do tracheotomy?
well, that wasnt on the course. But if I needed too, I would.Originally Posted by Miteorite
I took a 2 week course from St-Johns ambulance. Its a pretty fast and furious first aid course. Its mostly for companies that operate out in the boonies and need someone who can do more than just basic first aid. It teaches you what you need to transport and stabilize injured personnel. including spinal, airways, good old cpr, splinting fractures, minor wounds treatment, and more.
the only thing else I wanted out of the course was how to remove helmets, but it wasnt part of the curriculum and was necessary for the job. I just wanted it for personnal knowledge.
It just means that he can officially pull out his penis anywhere on Davie St. and start waving it around for all to see, now without getting arrested. Joe's Saturday nights will never be the same again.Originally Posted by Miteorite
Good Luck and Godspeed!
Are you referring to keeping c-spine on a spinal patient while removing a helmet?Originally Posted by miraclejoe
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
I know how to do c-spine, and I figure out how to work around the helmet. but they don't tell us how we are supposd to take it off. My instructor said, relunctantly, that I could try and use scisors to cut the helmet off, but nothing specific. Maybe use a dremel?Originally Posted by babybunny
I'm sure I can figure it out, I was just hoping it would have been in the course.
Well I am a paramedic and I have removed several helmets. It is a two person job. This is how you do it.Originally Posted by miraclejoe
While one person is holding c-spine in a trap squeeze the other person slides both hands into the helmet hands over the patients ears holding the head very tightly, fingers reaching towards the back of the head (to support the weight of the head when the helmet is removed) bracing your arms on the patients chest/shoulders. The other person releases c-spine and grasps the sides of the helmet, reaching the fingers in along where his partners hands are, pulling the padding apart and slowly pulling the helmet towards him. Don't twist the helmet, pull it straight back so as not to complicate c-spine. When the helmet is off the first person assumes c-spine again with a sternal grip.
Sliding your hands into the helmet with hands over the ears not only keeps c-spine control, but allows the helmet to slip over the ears easily.
It is always better to wait for a professional to do this, as they have the training and experience and if you do it wrong the person can end up paralyzed.
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
Geneine, thanks for the info! I always wondered how to properly do that. I am a firefighter here in Mission and will be doing my re-cert for First Responder level three on Sunday.
Even though I've done it before, I'm still super nervous about the practical. Nothing worse than having four people you respect watch you stumble about.
Congrats Joe! I believe the OFA III is almost identical to what I've done. Our training is 32 hours and then the practical plus a written test.
How many hours is the OFA stuff?
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70hours or just about. 2 weeks, (10 business days) x7hours a day. Minus an hour or 2 for a mid term exam.Originally Posted by SpideRider
The only reason I was worried about helmet removal was in case of airway/breathing problems. If I don't have too, I wont remove the helmet. Thanks for the info.