a) The time allocated to each scenario will be set to a maximum of approximately 12 minutes, which begins once the first member of the team gets off the vehicle or approaches the scene. A judge will warn participants 2 minutes before the end of time limit. When the time is up, participants must stop, get into the vehicle and leave the scene, or leave the room.
b) During each scenario, listen to and follow instructions from the judges and organizers.
c) The evaluation of the scenarios will be done by positive points (e.g. the better the result, the more points earned). The number of acquired points will not be announced by judges until immediately after the scenario.
d) Imitations of ambulance equipment will be accepted if they are visibly marked (e.g. a shoebox with a cord and visible title “suction unit”). The same box will cannot be used for multiple uses.
e) If there are other people (e.g. photographers) in the ambulance, this will need to be announced to the Chair or Co-Chair before the start of a scenario. They must follow the instructions from the organisers.
f) If a team is “miraculously” informed of a particular scenario, more strict scoring criteria will be used. Beware: players and their injuries are not fixed.
g) If an actor’s vital signs are not a part of the scenario, they will be provided by a judge after examination of the patient. Vital signs should be consciously obtained by measurement on the patient:
h) Oxygen – the cylinder with breathing equipment must be near the patient; the face mask or tracheal cannula must be near the head of patient.
i) The monitor (oxymeter) must be switched on beside the patient, with cables at least in contact with the patient or in place on the mannequin.
j) When administering medication, you must physically put the box (ampoule) with the drug near the administration site and report to the judge the name of the drug, dose and the route (e.g.: Valium, 10 milligrams, intravenous administration. You must really show the appropriate drug to the judge, with only the exception of narcotics – in this case you can show another ampoule and declare it by the correct name). It is not possible to report drugs administration only through words.
k) You will simulate intravenous administration by fixing the hose of the set (without the needle) to the corresponding part of the patient’s body and putting the bag of fluid beside the patient. You must report to the judge “intravenous line ready”.
l) Neck immobilization: you are expected to use the neck collar as in a real situation, or immobilise the neck manually for the whole scenario.
m) In the case of “patient transportation”, you must declare the correct way to load the patient into the vehicle, and the whole team should step into the vehicle and close all doors.
n) In the case of “patient’s preparedness for transportation“ (or transfer into another hospital unit), you must put the patient in the correct position on the stretcher (or transport chair, etc) and declare to a judge “ready for transport”.
o) When declaring a correct routing in the task, announce your decision from the task legend to the judge.
p) Intubation and establishing an intravenous line can be performed on a mannequin (make sure it is done where appropriate for that mannequin).
q) Using splints requires complete application, unless otherwise specified by a judge.
r) Treat all scenarios as real!
There are 4 levels of point award for the team effort:
[Last update: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013]
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