Operational tactics for emergency responses

Description

The characteristics and proceedings of operational tactics for emergency responses especially at major incidents and catastrophes.

Alternative labels

proceedings for emergency responses
operational tactic for emergency response
operational strategies for emergency response
operational tactics for emergency response
operational tactics for major incidents and catastrophes

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Operational tactics for emergency responses is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Paramedic in emergency responses: Paramedics in emergency responses provide emergency care to sick, injured, and vulnerable persons in emergency medical situations, before and during transport to a medical facility. They implement and oversee the transfer of the patient in connection with transport. They provide assistance in acute situations, implement life-saving emergency measures, and monitor the performance of the transportation process. As allowed by national law they may also provide oxygen, certain drugs, the puncture of peripheral veins and infusion of crystalloid solutions and perform endotracheal intubation if needed for the immediate prevention of threats for the life or health of an emergency patient.
Emergency ambulance driver: Emergency ambulance drivers use emergency vehicles to respond to medical emergencies and support the work of paramedics, move patients safely, take note of changes in the patient’s vital signs and report to the paramedics in charge, ensuring the medical equipment is well stored, transported and functional, under supervision and on order of a doctor of medicine.
Hospital porter: Hospital porters are professional healthcare assistants who transport people on stretchers around the hospital site, as well as and items.
Emergency response worker: Emergency response workers work in missions to aid in emergency and disaster situations, such as natural disasters or oil spills. They clean up the debris or waste caused by the event, ensure the people involved are brought to safety, prevent further damage, and transport goods such as food and medical supplies.

Optional knowledge

Operational tactics for emergency responses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Emergency response coordinator: Emergency response coordinators analyse potential risks such as disasters and emergencies for a community or institution and develop a strategy for reacting to these risks. They outline guidelines for the response to an emergency in order to decrease the effects. They educate the parties at risk on these guidelines. They also test response plans and ensure that the necessary supplies and equipments are in place in compliance with health and safety regulations.

 


 

References

  1. Operational tactics for emergency responses – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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