Mass Casualty/Triage Class Report

We attended a great CERT class last night to learn more about “Mass Casualties and Triage.” The instructor, Cecil Teeters, was awesome. Eighteen of us learned how to quickly triage a large number of victims using the START method (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) in addition to using SMART Triage tags. We quickly evaluated victims using respiration (<30 per minute), perfusion (capillary refill on nail bed in 2 seconds or less), and mental status (can respond to simple questions and commands.) After the class room presentation and videos, we practiced what we learned in the parking lot using Teddy Bear victims. Emergency managers believe trained, non-medical folks like CERT volunteers are good for triage since we are less likely to be tempted to stop and treat victims. The class was interesting, fun, and gave us some practical skills.

Instructor Cecil Teeters

Instructor Cecil Teeters

Deceased Victim

Deceased Victim

Re-evaluating triage categories

Re-evaluating triage categories

Preparing to transport victims in the yellow, group 2 category

Preparing to transport victims in the yellow, group 2 category

Transportation Officer giving assignments

Transportation Officer giving assignments

Continued Education Training and Events

CERT & BLS Training

Continued Education Training

Call me to tell me you are coming to attend each class. These classes are free.

Kenneth Teague

Office:  (828) 757-1419

Topic

Date and Time

Place

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

Feb 26, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

Injuries: How do we treat them?

March 26, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

MASS Casualty (TRIAGE)

April 23, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

Food Preparing

May 28, 2013 – 18:00

TBA

Weather – Spotter

July 10, 2013 – 18:00

TBA

Disaster Plan and Kits Update

Sept 24, 2013 – 1800

Emergency Services Building

FIRE – Prevention and Extinguishers

Oct 22, 2013

TBA

CPR

Feb 4,2013

Kings Creek FD *

CPR

Feb 7, 2013

Kings Creek FD*

*Must call to get on roster for these classes.

EVENTS

Trauma Class Drill

Feb  24,2013

Lenoir Library (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 26,2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 27, 2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 28, 2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

May 11, 2013

Human Services Building Lenoir