Dr. Burke and Joe B participated in a training exercise on field amputation at the Massachusetts Task Force 1 (MA-TF 1)

Peter Burke, MD, FACS and Joe Blansfield, NP participated in a training exercise on the considerations involved in performing a field amputation on entrapped victims in a rubble pile at the Massachusetts Task Force 1 (MA-TF 1) Urban Search and Rescue Team (US&R) in Beverly, Massachusetts. The US&R teams are comprised of Police, Fire, EMS and Civilians and respond to major disasters under a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Medics from the Massachusetts National Guard were present as well.  This was a valuable training exercise providing hands-on experience delivered by experts in the field. 

 

 

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