SUMMARY

This chapter covered first aid equipment and supplies, and rescue and transportation of the injured patient. You should now be able to recognize the various types of dressings and bandages, as well as how and when to apply them. You should be familiar with protective equipment, rescue operations, the stages of extrication, and the precautionary steps that must be taken in special rescue situations. Additionally, you should be acquainted with the different patient-moving devices and lifting techniques. Further, you should be able to identify essential basic life support equipment and supplies on ambulances, and you should be able to recognize different forms of emergency transportation. Finally, you should now be able to recall preparatory, en route, and turnover procedures for patients being transported to medical treatment facilities.