“The Immediate Drill” – Sample Video
An unexpected emergency is when the physical condition of the patient obviously changes, and you cannot explain why.
Many clinicians fear being faced with an unexpected emergency. The fear is that they will either freeze, panic or make mistakes. This is a natural response to the unexpected, and it is easily overcome by using the immediate drill approach shown in the video below.
The immediate drill is a set of actions taken by the whole team when faced with an unexpected emergency. It is designed to break the inertia of indecision, initiate the immediate general care of the patient and provide the clinician with the time needed to form a view as to what is happening, and it shapes the team for further action.
One of the concerns of many clinicians confronting the possibility of having to manage a medical emergency is how will I know it is an emergency? What will the patient look like? What can I expect to see and hear? This set of videos is designed to show you how patients suffering the most common medical emergency conditions will appear from onset, through worsening presentation until death.
While physical practice of procedures are essential to learning what to do in an emergency this set of videos is designed to provide clinicians and their teams with demonstrations and descriptions of how to manage a medical emergency in the practice. The way the patient presents. The fundamental steps taken. The response of the whole team and their roles. Then the application of the individual procedures to the patient and the coordination of the team.
In this section, the videos take you through the use of the equipment you have on site or which is similar to it. It is designed to refresh the memory following training and as a means of inducting new staff to the equipment, so they can support their team in an emergency even though they may not have undertaken the formal training yet.
In this section, we review the basic first aid approach to resuscitation that you are already well conversant with. However, it doesn’t hurt to review it again.