07 December 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yay hubby!

Today he passed his OEC course and is now certified for Outdoor Emergency Care.

This means he is ready to go with Ski Patrol!

Ski on!

9 comments:

Cal said...

Way to go!!

nikkicrumpet said...

CONGRATS HUBBY! Now ya know he's gonna sit around hoping somebody falls down and needs saving lol

Shannon said...

Hubby says Thanks. He was actually plotting and planning last night so he could at least have one shift to just ski- Not that he is doing this for the free ski tickets ;-)>

Life Of An Emt said...

wooohoooo congratulations!!! that is awsome!! oooo we don't get snow if we do it melts within hours so I have never experienced that kind of rescue. what happens if someone smacks a tree on the slopes and has extensive trauma? other than fully packaging the patient and controlling bleeding all the patient care you must give to the patient..how do you get them off the slopes?? you can't drive the ambulance on that. do they use ski mobiles? hmm never had to think about that before? what is there procedure for that type of rescue??

Shannon said...

(dictating for hubby)- Once on scene we do an initial assesment and call the ambulance. Stabilize patient as best we can. Then we collar and backboard him then strap him to a toboggan (refer to snowy pic in post :) and down the hill we go.
At the top of the mountain there is oxygen and aed that we can bring to the scene. We will stop the toboggan if we need to use aed.
Sometimes we will have a rescuer ride on patient down slope to do cpr, etc...
The ambulance gets as close as possible to haul them off to the hospital...
I have to pass a toboggan test in the coming weeks. Not sure how tough they are to drive-- I'll let you know :)

Life Of An Emt said...

My hat is off to you shannon's hubby!! that is amazing you do everything in the field that we have to do on the ambulance on a scene. I hope the people on the slopes know they are going to be well taken care of should they have an unfortunate event. but lets all hope and pray that everyone is safe and no one needs to be rescued!!. I am sure you will do fine on the test and you will pass with flying colors keep up the good work!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yay for Hubbo!! Ski Patrol sounds exciting... kinda like a frosty version of Baywatch!!

Renna said...

I think that's an awesome job, as in I'm in awe of those who do it. A BIG congratulations to him!

How do we know said...

Congratulations!!