Station 1 - 2019 - Cycle C
Mass Casualty Station Roundtop Refresher
Good morning to all you instructors,
I am trying something a little new and in advance of our refresher and I would like everyone to be a little bit more prepared so the first station gets off to a good start.
I have attached the instructions for the four different instructor positions so you can be a little more knowledgable about each instructor position.
Several issues that have come out of the instructor refreshers that have either greatly increased the outcome of the station or unfortunately in some cases taken away from the experience.
First and foremost....even with the instructor refreshers there was tendency to not take this seriously and to make a joke of this.
Those instructors may be asked to find another position in the future other than instructing because they did not show the standards of a top line OEC instructor.
For those that took this seriously, everyone that participated thought the station was exciting, gave specific knowledge on how to set up a Mass Casualty area and more importantly put everyone thinking on the same terms and motions of a serious MCI.
WE WILL BE RUNNING THREE SEPARATE MCI EVENTS WITH 10, 11 OR 12 IN EACH GROUP.
MIKE DODGE WILL SET UP EACH GROUP BASED ON NUMBER OF PATROLLERS IN EACH GROUP.
Rich Messina, myself and one other instructor will "rome" to try and assist any instructor having difficulty or to help the scenario keep moving.
we did find that this can get "bogged" down if not continually pushing the patrollers ahead....
That said...some areas we need to be specific on:
1. The Command Instructor needs to take the one person out and have then make the radio communication advising of a mass a MCI.
No one else leaves until that transmission is made.
2. The patroller assigned as TREATMENT SUPERVISOR single job is to set up a treatment area within 100 feet of the event.
3. ALL INJURED get RIBBONS on TRIAGE and then TRAIGE TAGS once in the TREATMENT AREA. MAKE SURE THIS HAPPENS.
4. The TRANSPORT SUPERVISOR needs to:
a. Make sure there is immediately equipment available to move patients from the event / initial triage area to the TREATMENT area.
b. Works with TREATMENT supervisor to plan removal of tagged patients from the treatment area.
5. If one of our "aliens" is not ambulatory then they need to be moved with at least two patrollers assisting.
6. Once the TRIAGE SUPERVISOR completes initial triage that patroller should be moved to assist in the treatment area.
7. We should be able to have in each event 2 patrollers at dispatch and a command assistant so that it will be more realistic to USE 2 CHANNELS.
ONE CHANNEL FOR ALL MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS.
8. The real key to success is to make sure all the steps are played out and this lasts for about 30 to 35 minutes. If less than that a lot of "fake" went into the group...if you know what I mean.
9. A hot wash for each rotation will be done outside at the Command Post to save time from bringing each group back inside.
10. The instructor that stays inside with the dispatchers has shown to be the most difficult but most important job to keep this event moving along and giving information that would normally be needed...so please if you want this station instructor position please review both the instructor and patroller directions.
If any of you have any comments or other additions please reply all so that we all get see good thoughts!
Thank you and see you all at 7:30am to help set up the station and review.
Station meeting will be at 8:10..please get there early.
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