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Improving Extrication Ops and Performance

Vehicle Extrication & complex highway incidents require collaboration, coordination, and integration of multiple agencies & personnel for a common mission. Lack of collaborative interaction can have a significant negative impact on patient outcomes. Not recognizing significant bleeding or performing extrication functions before treating for crush injury are 2 examples of how lack of coordination, improper or untimely tactics can negatively impact mortality and morbidity. More complex incidents bring more agencies and resources to the scene. Increasing the challenges of working as one team, with one goal; The patient(s). This program will discuss how the integration of Crew Resource Management as part of the incident management system improves effectiveness while reducing conflict and errors
while improving overall incident performance. This program discusses the effective integration of CRM at extrications.
This program details the integrated priorities of patient care and extrication in all phases of extrication and complex highway incidents. Lack of coordination & poor leadership, not the tactics or performance of the personnel that causes an extrication to become chaotic and problematic. It’s how the incident is managed. How well these agencies and personalities integrate & work in a cooperative manner will impact the outcome of mortality and morbidity at these types of incidents. This program will discuss in detail how the 5 components of Crew Resource Management, (Teamwork, Communication, Situational Awareness, Decision Making & Task Allocation) integrates into ICS, as well as task performance towards improved incident efficiency and effectiveness. CRM has been proven to be effective in Pit Crew CPR in significantly increased survival. CRM Can improve Extrication outcomes by using the same principles
The following outcome objectives are to be accomplished:
-Understand Crew Resource Management and its 5 components. As well as Understand why Extrication Incidents can benefit from CRM
-Understand how to integrate CRM and its 5 components into Extrication incidents. How To Integrate CRM Into the incident management system, as well into task performance.
-Understand how to use CRM to monitor and measure the effectiveness Of Extrication Operations. Understand how to the 5 components of CRM to adjust tactics for improved performance.

Your Instructor

Anthony Correia

Anthony Correia has 44 years of fire & emergency service. He has has responded to, led and taught extrication for 35 years. It includes responding to 150+ extrications & complex roadway incidents. He rose through the ranks to emergency service leadership positions. He participated on the IFSTA “Principles Of Extrication” material review committee. Presented an Extrication program at FDIC2016. Presented at MAFFC2017 & 2019. He is an active Extrication Instructor with OnScene Training Associates & Roadway Rescue, NREMT-PHTLS Instructor. Helped develop, organize & present at the - DVRPC Regional Extrication Symposium March 2021. He retired as Director of the Burlington Township NJ Fire Dept. and was Fire Chief in Warrensburg MO. He is an active paramedic/firefighter; member Bucks Co. USAR. Active in local, state and national organizations including BucksCo. Highway Incident Management Team. Liaison for ResponderSafety. He is an instructor in various emergency services disciplines. He is an Executive Fire Officer Program graduate. Presented at the following: FDIC 2016, 2018 & 2019. NVFC Training Summit 2019, IAFC’s Eastern Division Conference in 2019. ISFSI Conference 2017, FireHouse Expo - 2015, First Crew Resource Management Conference - 2015. Has published several articles in Emergency Services journals.