Deputy Assistant Chief - Chief of EMS Special Operations Fire Department of New York Staten Island, New York
Ian C. Swords, NRP: No financial relationships to disclose
Geared for Advanced Life Support providers, this presentation provides a general overview of Crush Syndrome including the pathophysiology of Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome, the clinical manifestations of Crush Syndrome and the causes of death from Crush Syndrome. Treatment of local injury and systemic manifestations will be discussed as well as the best practices learned from real case studies from worldwide disasters as well as patients treated in New York City by the FDNY Rescue Paramedics.
Upon completion, participant will be able to define crush injury, compartment syndrome and crush syndrome and explain the history and the clinical manifestations of each.
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe the therapeutic modalities and care of local injury as well as the management of crush syndrome “in the rubble.”
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe interventions use to manage crush syndrome that are controversial.