Uploaded on Mar 22, 2009
The EMS provider should not have to train in defensive tactics (escape skills). With the number of assaults on EMS personnel (52%) they must.
In this scenario the EMS provider, Jennifer Hanson arrives on the scene of an unknown medical.
This is a "practical" portion of a DT4EMS-1 (Initial) Course. Jen has to attempt to use skills obtained in her training.
She is told........... the "patient" responds to her "tactics" and she can not leave until the door is open. This simulates a blocked exit for whatever reason.
Pay attention to specific "tactics" Jen employs:
1) Surveying Stance
2) Defensive Stance (Non-aggressive)
3) Verbal skills (asking for help, broken words) continued using verbal skills throughout!
4) Safe Distance
5) Lone Rescuer issue (partner was supposed to be bringing in the stretcher)
6) Only uses physical "checks" when she had to in order to escape grabs of attacker.
7) Had to notice surroundings (when door was open to retreat)
I had a difficult time having Chad "attack" Jen because her tactics made it difficult for him to keep the aggression low-mid level. Chad would have had to charged Jen and changed the dynamics of this specific scenario.
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