Don’t miss this opportunity to take a class that may save a life of someone in your riding group! Accident Scene Management, Inc. is a non-profit organization that teaches motorcyclists (or any motorist) what to do at the scene of an accident until help arrives. This intense, one-day course will teach you: P.A.C.T. – Prevent further injury, Assess the situation, Contact EMS, and Treat the injured with life sustaining care.
Think about it! The most likely person to be at the scene of a motorcycle crash is another motorcyclist. The wise thing would be for someone in each Riding Group to be armed with this life saving training! You could be the one to reduce severity and fatalities at the scene of a crash through proper actions and reactions. You will also learn how you can protect yourself legally and financially.
I will be taking this valuable training tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd, just a short putt from the metroplex. Go up 287 to Decatur, then West on 380 to Bridgeport.
These are some of the things I will be learning:
1. Secure the crash scene safely, watching for hazards and making yourself visible.
2. Traffic control at the crash scene.
3. Reduce injuries to the rescuer via safe handling of motorcycle and use of universal precautions.
4. Identify the following motorcycle parts and hazards associated with each:
a. Heat/Exhaust Pipes (don’t want to cook kidneys on hot pipes if the rider ends up on top of them)
b. Batteries/Brake fluid
c. Gasoline/Nitrous Tanks
e. Kill Switches
f. Moving Parts
g. Unusual Designs/Equipment
h. Sharp Parts
5. Relate mechanisms of injury to potential or actual injuries observed to assist in determining severity.
6. Initiate appropriate and effective EMS communications.
7. Learn what information to gather information for the EMS while waiting for them to arrive.
8. Understand the assessment priorities for the critically and non-critically injured rider.
9. Recognize the importance of rescue breathing and be able to administer jaw thrust rescue breathing.
10. Learn when a helmet would be removed and proper techniques for removing a helmet.
11. Learn how to recognize and treat severe bleeding (you may only have minutes).
12. Learn how to recognize and treat shock should be considered in all motorcycle trauma victims.
13. Properly categorize and treat soft issue and orthopedic injuries that may be present with the injured rider.
14. Discuss and demonstrate spinal immobilization of the injured rider.
15. Understand the importance of preserving the accident site from a legal standpoint.
16. Understand how the Good Samaritan law protects the bystander.
If you’re interested (and you should be), call 940-389-0200 to see if there’s room in tomorrow’s class. If it’s full, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to check the schedule for the next class.
I’m convinced each DFW club or riding group should sponsor 2 or 3 members (depending on the size of your group) to take this class (it’s only $55 each class) and then make it mandatory for at least one of these trained riders be present at all group rides. The life they save could be yours!
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