254Re: [E-Chir] Scenario One
- Jan 6, 2009Bravo Xristina!
I like this idea (having responded to something not utterly unlike this
scenario at a camping event this past year myself)...
So folks: thoughts? Comments? Ideas?
TSivia (resting on her Laurels at the moment...)
> Greetings everyone,
> Here is the first of the training/discussion scenarios I was talking
> about. I am starting off fairly simple in order to help everyone become
> comfortable with the concept of these scenarios. As you will see, I have
> given a description of the incident and then some questions for you to
> answer. You are free to answer these questions on this list or, if you are
> more comfortable, send them privately to me. As discussion continues, I
> will add more questions as needed or, if necessary, some answers. In some
> cases there are no right or wrong answers. However, in some cases there
> The purpose of these scenarios is to inspire discussion and to keep our
> training percolating in our heads. Please remember that as chirugeons we
> provide first aid. I am basing the treatments on Heart & Stroke standards,
> as well as first aid standards.
> If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me and I will do
> my best to answer you. Good luck and have fun with this.
> In service,
> Scenario 1.
> You are sitting in your camp at War of the Trilliums enjoying a bit of a
> break from the mid day heat and the event activities when you hear a call
> for a chirugeon. Looking around you spot someone coming up to you. They
> don't look panicked but they do look like they're in a bit of a hurry.
> Spotting you they yell out that someone's been hurt at the archery field
> and that you're needed. You grab your kit and start making your way to the
> archery field.
> 1. What kind of things should you be thinking about at this point?
> 2. What do you think should be in your basic first aid kit?
> As you approach the archery field you see a group of 2-3 people kneeling
> around someone sitting on the ground. They are sitting in the open field
> but are behind the archery line by a good 15 feet. Coming closer you see a
> male about 25-30 years of age sitting on the field holding on to his left
> ankle. He is breathing normally. He appears a bit flushed but you suspect
> that could be due to the midday sun. When he sees you approach he grins up
> at you as he explains that he wasn't paying attention to where he was
> walking and stumbled into a hole in the ground and turned his ankle. He
> states he tried to get up and did managed a couple of steps before the
> pain got the better of him and he sat down again. When you look at the
> ankle you see some minor swelling on the lateral side but no bruising or
> deformities are noted. He states the pain is lessening and his ankle
> movement is increasing as he rests.
> 3. As you get closer to the scene, what should you be looking for?
> 4. Once you are at the casualty, what's the first thing you should assess?
> How would you do that?
> 5. What do you believe has happened to the casualty? How would you
> determine that?
> 6. What kind of treatment would you give?
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