MVA Size Up and Vehicle Safety For EMS
A lot of factors surround the scene of a crash…some are even beyond our standard “BSI and scene safety” considerations.??This course takes a look at scene size-up, vehicle stabilization, and other safety factors surrounding motor vehicle accidents.
Too often we take for granted the basics of scene size up and our own safety.
This live event will:
- Discuss MVA size-up principles related to on-scene operations, patient safety, apparatus positioning, and the need for additional resources.
- Review various vehicle stability, assessment, and hazard considerations related to MVA incidents.
- Correlate various case scenarios to concepts of vehicle safety, scene safety, patient assessment, and resource management on an MVA scene.
About the Speaker:
Tim Nowak, AAS, BS, NRP, CCEMT-P
Tim has been involved in EMS for over 15 years. He’s worked both as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedic in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural EMS communities, in addition to having experience as a Paramedic in both Level-III & -IV trauma center EDs. ??As an EMS educator, Tim has dedicated his entire career to helping advance the knowledge and skills of others. Tim’s educational interests peak with topics involving EMS operations, MCI & triage management, ECGs, and progressive ALS & critical care.