extrication


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The removing of a person from an entrapment, usually from a motor vehicle, often requiring the use of special tools
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extrication

Emergency medicine The process of removing a person from an entrapment, usually from a motor vehicle, often requiring the use of special tools. See Jaws of life.
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extricate

(eks′trĭ-kāt″) [L. extricare, to disentangle, clear]
To free from entrapment, as a person from a fallen building or a crushed automobile.
extrication (eks″trĭ-kā′shŏn)
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The statement said: "We would also like to extend our thanks to Yorkshire Ambulance Service and YAS HART team and to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency who remained in close touch in readiness to provide immediate air evacuation in the event of a successful extrication, which sadly was not to be."
Based on the physical model dimension of the workface and the location arrangement parameters of the high suction roadway, it can determine the workface physical model under the high suction roadway extrication condition, as shown in Figure 1.
The team members removed a driver from a Porsche GT car within 11 seconds and they took an injured driver from an F1 chassis in two minutes and 40 seconds, which is an impressive time with the thick rubber extrication gloves on.
More entrapment victims may be surviving these incidents due to increased emphasis on safer procedures, such as using an observer during confined space entry, and an increased emphasis on first responder training for grain entrapment extrication. At least three of the incidents documented in 2009 involved extrication using commercially available grain rescue tubes, which were not widely available until 2007 or 2008.
The ASOP general secretary said, "Parrots, doves, wagtails and vultures are also being bereft of their natural habitat and near to extrication. There is a need to take immediate steps to take secure them." He also urged people to build artificial nests on their house roofs and other high buildings to help secure fleeing birds.
She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom."
The necessity of protein studies for medical and biotechnology applications often requires the extrication of these molecules from their natural membrane habitats.
The Piano City Council is considering Peterson's proposal to charge insurers $1,200 for extrication, $250 for treating injured people in auto accidents and cleaning up car fluids, and $500 for putting out a car fire.
Because by then, according to Kissinger, national honor was at stake; Nixon had to arrange an "honorable extrication." But the terms Nixon and Kissinger eventually accepted in 1973 did not really improve on those Averell Harriman had come to in 1968 Why five more years of war?
The Hartwell ED-2000 Extrication Device, made by Hartwell Medical of San Marcos, Calif., can be gently slid behind an injured person's back and fastened around the body, holding the spine rigid during removal from the vehicle and transportation to a hospital.
The extrication was "extremely difficult given the mangled condition" of the truck's cab, according to a news release from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.