Patient Packaging

TOPIC: PATIENT PACKAGING TIME REQUIRED: TWO HOURS MATERIALS: BLANKETS, STOKES BASKETS, SKED STRETCHER, CARABINERS, WEBBING, ROPE, REEVES SLEEVE, COMMERCIAL BASKET HARNESS REFERENCES: RESCUE TECHNICIAN, MOSBY PREPARATION...


  4. Attach a tag line to foot end of basket using a figure eight reweave knot

B. Reeves Sleeve or SKED Stretcher

  1. Reeves sleeve

      a. Attach a commercial harness to the “D” rings at the four corners of the stretcher with the hooks

          pointing outward

      b. Adjust the ring on the harness so that it is centered over the stretcher or so that the head is

          slightly elevated

      c. Attach a figure eight reweave knot to the ring on the harness

      d. Attach a tag line to the foot end of the stretcher using a figure eight reweave knot

  2. SKED stretcher

      a. Locate the two straps that accompany the stretcher and identify the head strap

      b. Pass the head strap through the two slots on the side of the stretcher from the outside inward

      c. Pass the foot strap through the two slots on the side from the outside inward

      d. Adjust the straps as needed so that the ends are even

       e. Attach a carabiner to the four ends of the straps

       f. Attach a figure eight on a bight knot to the carabiner

       g. Attach tag line to the foot end of stretcher using figure eight reweave knot

 

IV. PRACTICAL ACTIVITES (1-4)

A. Set up four practical skills stations with an evaluator at each station to observe skills proficiency. Divide class evenly into groups.. Depending on the size of the group, you may want to duplicate stations to keep the size of each group at a manageable level.

B. Station 1 – Patient Packaging Using Stokes and Vertical Lower

  1. Place the blankets in the basket

  2. Place the victim in the basket

  3. Blanket the victim

  4. Lash the victim in the basket

  5. Secure the lowering rope and tag line to the basket

C. Station 2 – Patient Packaging Using Stokes and Horizontal Lower

  1. Place the blankets in the basket

  2. Place the victim in the basket

  3. Blanket the victim

  4. Lash the victim in the basket

  5. Secure the harness and tag line to the basket

D. Station 3 – Patient Packaging Using Reeves/SKED and Vertical Lower

  1. Place the blanket on the stretcher

  2. Place the victim on the stretcher

  3. Blanket the victim

  4. Lash the victim in the stretcher

  5. Secure the lowering rope and tag line to the stretcher

E. Station 4 – Patient Packaging Using Reeves/SKED and Horizontal Lower

  1. Place the blanket on the stretcher

  2. Place the victim on the stretcher

  3. Blanket the victim

  4. Lash the victim in the stretcher

  5. Place the lowering straps or commercial harness on the stretcher

  6. Secure the lowering rope and tag line to the stretcher

NOTE: All students are expected to perform all the practical skills to the satisfaction of the evaluators. Assistance should be provided when required.

 

REVIEW:

Patient Packaging

   * Patient Packaging Devices

   * Vertical Lowering

   * Horizontal Lowering

   * Practical Activities

REMOTIVATION: It important to practice the skills covered by this drill on a regular basis so that you will be prepared to respond when needed. The emergency scene should not be the training ground.

EVALUATION:

All students are expected to perform all the practical skills to the satisfaction of the evaluators. Assistance should be provided when required.