Air Force

January 31, 2014

Airmen complete hands-on SABC training

Tags:
Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

First Lt. Marissa Rossi, 56th Fighter Wing protocol chief, tightens a tourniquet on the arm of Master Sgt. Cindy Spivey, 56th Comptroller Squadron financial analysis NCO-in-charge, Jan. 17 during the hands-on portion of the self aid buddy care training.

Five Airmen from the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies completed the hands-on portion of the Self Aid Buddy Care training Jan. 17 in the education office. The Airmen are preparing to deploy, move to another base or enter their deployment band.

“The class is extremely important because in a wartime environment, self aid buddy care is an Airman’s first line of medical opportunity for anyone injured,” said Robert Flack, 56th FWSA SABC instructor. “If nobody is around, we have to use the techniques we learned to help ourselves and those around us.”

SABC encompasses basic life support and limb-saving techniques to help wounded or injured personnel survive in medical emergencies until medical help is available.

The scope of SABC training covers items such as administrative overview, anatomy and physiology, communicable diseases and universal precautions, airway management, recognition and control of bleeding, shock management, and dressings.

Robert Flack, 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agency self aid buddy care trainer, shows Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, how to correctly apply a head wrap to another Airman who is wounded during the hands-on portion of the self aid buddy care training Jan. 17 at the Luke Air Force Base education center.

The SABC trainer will review four areas during the course: airway management, emergency bandage, combat gauze and combat application tourniquet.

The objective of airway management is to demonstrate the recommended procedure for insertion of a nasopharyngeal airway.

During the emergency bandage portion of the training, the instructor shows Airmen how to quickly and effectively apply an emergency bandage to an extremity or head of a fellow trainee or themselves.

In the combat gauze training, the instructor teaches Airmen how to apply the combat gauze to a wound on themselves or a fellow trainee by directly observing the trainee.
The combat application tourniquet section went over effectively applying a CAT to an extremity in a “care under fire phase” or in a tactical field care phase.

Training is completed every 24-months at a minimum and is administered to active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen. The course requires Airmen to complete the online computer-base-training portion within 60-days before hands-on training can be completed.

“Relearning each of the techniques during the hands-on SABC course was very helpful,” said Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, 56th Comptroller Squadron commander customer service technician. “It was a much needed refresher on knowledge that I may need to use as I enter my deployment band.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Lightening-within-five

Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.
 
 

Program smooths change from military to civilian life

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th...
 
 

New form second chance to do EPRs right

Without fail, every time I am around a group of young NCOs, there is one subject guaranteed to come up — the enduring question of “How can I write a stronger EPR for my Airman?” My answer to this question is fairly standard and is one that a chief shared with me many years ago....
 

 

Plan for final out

How many of you are prepared for life outside of the military? Seriously, if you were told tomorrow was your final out, what would you do? We are currently in an environment where Defense Department rollbacks are a serious issue we must all contemplate. Fewer officers are being commissioned. Last year there was only one...
 
 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin