Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Protocol == A street medic '''protocol''' is a concise document which guides the care rendered by street medics. Unlike [[#medical issues|medical issues]], protocols are written only to the scope of practice of basic street medics. They should be easy to memorize, and require no prior medical knowledge beyond first response initial assessment. Additional purposes of street medic protocols are to standardize treatment, raise the quality of care, and reduce risk to the patient and the medic. All street medic protocols are guided by the [[Athens manifesto]] and [[Some expectations of street medics]], two collaboratively-developed consensus documents. These documents, in turn, are based on the fundamental code of Do No Harm. Street medic protocols are often adapted by local groups to be more relevant to the needs of the population that group serves. Adapted protocols are often buided by [[Points of unity]]. === List of street medic protocols === *[[Initial assessment]] - An organized way to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies in a crisis *[[Lifesaving skills]] - Head tilt- chin lift, jaw thrust, abdominal thrusts, rescue breathing, recovery position *[[Triage]] - When there are more injured than medics, triage assures that the most critical are cared for first *[[Heat injury and illness]] - Care for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke *[[Cold injury and illness]] - Care for hypothermia, frostnip, and frostbite *[[Burns and blisters]] - Care for injuries from heat, fire, and friction (like from walking) *[[Open wounds]] - Care for scrapes, cuts, punctures, torn flesh, or amputation *[[Shock]] - Care for hypovolemic and anaphylactic shock *[[Strains sprains and breaks]] - Care for muscle, joint and bone injuries *[[Wounds that are likely to become dangerously infected]] - Learn to recognize these! *[[Infected wounds]] - how to recognize and care for them === En español === *[[Primeros auxilios para quemaduras]] - basic first aid for burn wounds in hot climates Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Medic Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://medic.wikia.org/wiki/Protocols_and_medical_issues"