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EMS Special Situations (Winter Edition): February 24-25, 2015

March 10, 2015

On February 24-25, the SPTC/NCSP delivered the EMS Special Situations (Winter Edition) course to a class of EMS professionals from around New York State. Students learned how to manage unique emergency situations they may come across during the winter months in New York, using their EMS basic level skills. Students were fully engaged in a series of scenario-based activities, with some made more challenging by the winter weather, including snow and strong winds.

The SPTC/NCSP are piloting new EMS courses in 2015. See the DHSES Training Calendar at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/calendar/ for the latest information. Interested agencies and individuals should contact the SPTC at sptc.info@dhses.ny.gov or (315) 768-5689 for more information.

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A student communicates patient priorities while others treat patients at a snowmobile accident.


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The medic assesses a patient, taking care to monitor for potential cold weather injuries.


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A student splints a broken leg while responding to a fall during a scenario-based activity.


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A student sizes up the scene at the EMS Special Situations Winter Edition course.


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A student packs an arterial bleed with hemostatic gauze after an aggressive deadly behavior event.


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Students manage a patient's airway as they prepare to transport to definitive care.