Wednesday, May 13

10 — 11:45  a.m.

Improving Extrication operations Performance with Crew Resource Management

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 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 increasing survival. CRM Can improve Extrication outcomes by using the same principles
The following outcome objectives 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 effectiveness Of Extrication Operations. Understand how to the 5 components of CRM to adjust tactics for improved performance.
This program has been recently been delivered several times locally with great reviews from the participants

Cost: Free

INSTRUCTOR:  Chief Correia is a 43-year member of the emergency services.  Served as a Chief Officer in Fire & EMS, for over 25 years; including volunteer, combination & career organizations. He is the retired Director of the Burlington Township NJ Fire Dept. Prior he was Fire Chief in Warrensburg MO. He continues to be an active firefighter and parmedic. Member of the Bucks County Technical Rescue Task Force.  He is active in many local, state and national organizations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, N.J. Fire & EMS Institute, NJ Career Fire Chiefs, International Society of Fire Service Instructors,National Fallen Fire Firefighters Foundation.  NJ Fire Safety Commission - Training & Education Committee. He is on the Board of Directors for the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association. He currently is the 2nd Vice President of The NJ State Fire Chiefs Association. He has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy and is a Certified Public Manager from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. Selected by a competitive process to teach for NJ Division of Fire Safety past 8 semesters. Presented at the following: FDIC 2016, 2018 & 2019, (Tribal Leadership in 2019). NVFC Training Summit 2019, IAFC’s Eastern Division Conference in 2019. ISFSI Conference 2017, FireHouse Expo - 2015, First Crew Resource  Management Conference - 2015. 

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