Guatemala 2016: Patient Care

First-time Guatemala mission trip members Victor Gonzalez-Martinez and Rick Souza taught patient care this year. Both have extensive experience and expertise in the field and were able to share basic but essential skills for stabilizing a patient for a rescue. These topics included:

  • basic rescue knots,
  • basket rigging for raising and lowering for a horizontal,
  • military pole litter rigging,
  • C-collar immobilization,
  • C-spine immobilization,
  • improvised spinal immobilization,
  • back boarding, and
  • immobilization for pelvic, clavicle, arm, and leg fractures.