La Comandos Rescue and recovery unit are experts in patient extractions in case of motor vehicle accidents. Their experience is shown in this extrication simulation of a make believe pacient trapped inside a van. These volunteers dedicate many hours of practice in perfecting their skills with jaws of life, and other equipment, while keeping the patient as calm as possible while talking to them and communicating every move they are doing in order to enhance security and trust in the EMTs.
Care is taken to use a backboard and neck brace to assure cranial and spinal stabilization to prevent further damage. CDS uses simulated excercises like this to be ready for real Motor Vehicle Accidents that are very prominent on the streets of urban San Salvador.
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