TotB21 - Rescue Through the Wreckage


Trauma on the Border 2021

Land, Air and Sea - Conquering unique trauma challenges

Rescue Through the Wreckage

• Background of Road Crash Rescue and why practice makes perfect.

• Scene Safety and how teamwork makes a difference.

• Mechanism of Injury, New vs Old car technology, QFES teams and Hydraulic tool options and how these factors combine to impact injury to patients and your possibilities/options in patient care.

• Understanding Crew Resource Management in the RCR space and how it can positively affect great patient outcomes and everyone leaving a dynamic scene with growth and a positive experience and feeling.

Presented by:

Elliot Burton, Senior Firefighter, QLD State Road Crash Rescue Instructor

Prudence Snedden, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Rescue 500 (Brisbane Base), Queensland Government (QG) Air

Elliot Burton - Elliot has been a Permanent full-time firefighter in Brisbane Region for 13 years and was a volunteer firefighter in Southeast Region for a few years before that. Elliot spent the early part of his full-time career working mostly at Brisbane Bayside stations before moving to Wishart Fire Station, where he's been stationed for the last 10 years, operating the specialist heavy rescue/hazmat/command appliance (known by QFES as the Emergency Tender or ET). When not on shift Elliot spends quite a lot of time seconded to the QCESA School of Fire and Rescue as a Road Crash Rescue Instructor. During bushfire season Elliot spends time seconded to the QFES Air Operations Unit providing airborne mapping and bushfire intelligence to ground crews and incident management teams. Elliot has competed in many road rescue competitions at both state and Australasian level.

Prudence Snedden - Prudence Snedden is a Critical Care Flight Paramedic who began her career in Paramedicine 16 years ago. She has a strong passion for improving patient care in the unpredictable environment of Road Crash Rescue. Prue has spent a large portion of her career competing in multi-agency-based rescue competitions. These teams work on mixing Crew Resource Management techniques and operational skills seamlessly to provide high level patient care and release of the entrapped patient.

Presented by Elliot Burton & Prudence Snedden



30 minutes
12th May 2021
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Non-member $19
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