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Special Operations.

terminology and definitions for special operations

Color-coded tag indicating the priority group to which a patient has been assigned. triage tag
Area in which secondary triage takes place at a multiple casualty incident. triage sector
Process of quickly assessing patients in a multiple-casualty incident and assigning a priority for receiving emergency care or transportation to definitive care. triage
Person responsible for overseeing triage at a multiple-casualty incident. triage officer
Person responsible for communicating with sector officers and hospitals to manage transportation of patients to hospitals from the scene of a multiple-casualty incident. transportation officer
Area in which ambulances are parked and other resources are held until needed. staging sector
Person responsible for overseeing and keeping track of ambulance personnel at a multiple casualty incident and who directs ambulances to treatment areas at the request of the transportation officer. staging officer
Any medical or trauma event involving three or more patients that places a great demand on EMS equipment and personnel. multiple casualty incident (MCI)
System used for management of a large scale multiple casualty incident, involving assumption of responsibility for command and designation and coordination of such elements as triage, treatment, transport, and staging Incident Management System (IMS)
Senior EMS person on the scene who establishes and EMS command post and oversees the medical aspects of a multiple casualty incident. EMS command
Any substance or material in a form which poses an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce. hazardous material
Area immediately surrounding a dangerous goods incident that extends far enough to prevent adverse effects from released dangerous goods to personnel outside the zone. hot zone
Area in which the command post and support functions that are necessary to control the incident are located. cold zone
Ethyl acetate is a chemical that irritates these areas: eyes and respiratory tract
Benzene (benzol) is a chemical that has toxic vapors which can be absorbed through the skin
Regulations that require training in hazardous materials for responders to hazmat incidents. OSHA 1910.120
Level of training for those who initially respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials in order to protect people, property and environment. First Responder Operations
Level of training for those who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. First Responder Awareness
Standard that deals with competencies for EMS personnel at a hazardous material incident. NFPA 473.
Unless EMS personnel have this level of training, they must remain in the cold zone. Hazardous Materials Technician
All victims leaving this zone should be considered contaminated unless proven otherwise. hot zone
Primary concern at the scene of a hazardous material incident. safety of the EMT-B, crew, patients, and public
Safe zone of a hazardous materials incident should be located in this type of area. upwind, same level
Role of an incident commander at a hazardous material incident is to delegate responsibility for: directing by-standers to a safe area, establishing a perimeter, evacuating people if needed.
When a contaminated victim comes in contact with other people who are not contaminated, this is called secondary contamination
Designations on the side of tanker trucks are called hazardous material placards
Commonly used placard system for fixed facilities is: NFPA 704
Employers are required to post information about all the chemicals in a work place on a form called MSDS
This is a 24 hour service for identifying hazardous materials. CHEMTREC
EMS personnel at the scene of a hazardous material incident are responsible for: taking care of injured, monitoring and rehabilitating hazmat team members
Characteristics of the rehab sector at a hazardous material incident: protected from weather,easily accessible to EMS, free from exhaust fumes
As soon as a hazmat team member leaves the hot zone, the EMT-B should reassess his vital signs
Good local disaster plans should be: familiar to emergency responders, based on actual availability of resources, be rehearsed so it works smoothly
If an MCI involves hazardous materials, an additional sector of this type would be needed. rehabilitation
The individual at an MCI who is responsible for sorting and prioritizing of the patients. triage officer
Priority # of a patient with decreased mental status. #1
Priority # of a patient with shock (hypoperfusion). #1
Priority # of a patient with multiple bone or joint injuries. #2
Individual responsible for maintaining a supply of vehicles and personnel at a location away from the incident site. staging officer
Individual responsible for determining patient destinations and notifying hospitals of incoming patients. transportation officer
Information you should be prepared to give when calling for assistance from CHEMTREC: name, callback #, fax, ID # of material, carrier, shipper, manufacturer, point of origin, container type/size, estimated quantity, info on location, injuries, exposures, local EMS that has been notified
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