We use MTC, ETV & Air Vehicles during emergency medical responses in various industries involved in risky operations. These vehicles are complex machinery equipped with sophisticated medical technology. So, each type of injury will require one or more of these to assist in getting the injured taken care. And, sometimes that means transporting them to a nearby hospital safely for further medical assistance. But, it could also mean caring for them onsite.
What are MTC & EVT Vehicles
Mobile Treatment Centers (MTC’s), Emergency Transport Vehicles (ETV’s) and Mobile Medical Air Vehicles are comprehensive mobile medical units that provide robust emergency response. That is why each vehicle is supplied extensively with necessary medical equipment, supplies and staff.
So, they are perfectly suited to deliver emergency response to many different high hazard industries and associated activities. For example, we’ve listed a few below.
- Drilling / Exploration
- Completion / Fracturing
- Facility / Processing
- Turnaround / Maintenance
- Pipeline / Infrastructure
- Plant Expansion / Infrastructure
- Forestry / Pulp and Paper
- Recreational and Sporting Events
Additionally, these EVT’s, Air Vehicles and MTC’s provide important support in an emergency. Alongside the emergency responder medical staff within them, the following support services are provided.
- Occupational First Aid
- Emergency Response
- Directives from other Medical Professionals through Offsite Support
- Professional Transportation to a Hospital
- Detailed Medical Reporting
In short, these vehicles are like walk in clinics on wheels. That is to say, they are well equipped to handle most urgent situations. So, whether it’s onsite or not, these vehicles play a vital role.
Mud Creek Medics
To learn more, check out our Emergency Vehicles and Equipment.
What Treatments are Possible
Consequently, emergencies in these industries are easily supported with the help of these vehicles and responders. So, that includes both simple treatments or more complex combined treatments. In either case, these vehicles and their responders are very capable of handling most situations. Although they are not doctors, they are very capable of taking direction (through phone or internet) from doctors. That’s to say, their familiarity and training with so many procedures is why they are able to do so much during the initial response to an emergency. For example, below is a list of the various conditions that standby emergency medics respond to.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Chest Problems
- Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver)
- Head Injury
- Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
Therefore, medics are trained to judge situations and make calls on the response. Below is a list of training topics that medics receive while attending various certification training.
Firstly, Do a Preliminary Assessment & Response
- Legal Requirements and Responsibilities while in the Workplace for Albertans
- The Need for and Importance of CPR when required
- The Sign of Life™ (Primary Assessment) when triaging
- CPR for Adult, Child and Infant (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
- 2 Rescuer Adult CPR when required
- AED Training
- Partial and Complete Airway Obstructions for Adult, Child and Infant
Secondly, Do a Secondary Assessment & Response
- Special Considerations when doing CPR
- Basic Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
- Basic Structure and Function of the Circulatory System
- Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease
- Signs and Symptoms and First Aid for Angina / Heart Attack and TIA / Stroke
- Severe External Bleeding, Amputations and Care for Amputated Tissue
- Internal Bleeding / Shock
- Unconsciousness / Fainting
- Recovery Position
- Closed and Open Wounds
- Scalp, Ear, Eye, Mouth and Nose Injuries
Thirdly, Perform a More Advanced Responses
- Thermal Injuries (Burns)
- Chemical and Electrical Injuries (Burns)
- Head and Spine Injuries
- Asthma, Anaphylaxis & Inhalation
- Chest Injuries
- Principles of the Secondary Assessment
- Head / Spine and Pelvic Injuries
- Poisons, bites, Stings
- Cold Emergencies
- Heat Emergencies
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Emergency Child Birth
- Bone and Joint Injuries
- First Aid Kits