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vortech302
06-30-2009, 10:26 AM
I work in EMS and have seen a few motorcycle accidents after the fact, and if I can offer any tips as to things that help this would be a short list

If it's a bad crash call 911 right away, the ambulance crew is probably sitting in a station watching TV or posted in a parking lot doing Sudoku. Even if everyone's alright it doesn't hurt to get them on their way.

If the person is down and out don't move them, unless they're not breathing and you have to do CPR, then it's life over limb. Don't take the helmet off unless you're going to do CPR. If the spinal cord is damaged, turning the head 1/24 of an inch could paralyze the person.

At the same time, if the person is fine don't hold them down yelling "don't move I called 911". Cause EMS will more than likely ask them if they hurt anywhere and tell them to get up.

Look over the "scene" before you run into it. Did they hit a car that's leaking fuel? Did anything slide into a pole, possibly knocking down power lines?

Other than basic first aid, just try and keep the person calm and comfortable. If they're pale, confused, breathing shallow, have a rapid pulse they might be in shock. Elevate their feet above the level of their heart and try to keep them warm. That's something so basic that even with our big ass truck we do that first.

If they have alot of bleeding I would cut off a piece of their ripped up clothing and use it to apply direct pressure to the wound, don't wreck your own stuff.

Unless you're trying to do some voodoo treatment on them, you're covered under the good samaritan law and won't be sued

The biggest thing is if you're in a busy area, alot of people just don't care. If you're still in the road cars will probably be passing on both sides trying to get to cardio kickboxing, constantly pay attention to the traffic around you.

Berto
06-30-2009, 12:05 PM
Good info... good post.

Thanks

Bob
06-30-2009, 12:51 PM
Thanks for that post!

Mad Dog
12-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Great Post and your right about traffic. They couldn't care less.

oldclock
12-17-2009, 05:23 PM
Good info. You say you work as an E.M.T., where at. I know some with HVA.

zamochit
12-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Great post V. If we ad rep points I'd give ya one.

vortech302
12-18-2009, 01:58 PM
Good info. You say you work as an E.M.T., where at. I know some with HVA.

I work for Metro Airport now, so fortunately I don't see alot of crashing.

oldclock
12-18-2009, 02:25 PM
Lucky you, an inside job

telecast
12-18-2009, 02:27 PM
I work for Metro Airport...fortunately I don't see alot of crashing.

Let's hope not!

I used to be a volunteer firefighter. Never went after EMT, but did Medical First Responder training with O2 therapy and defibrilation tacked on. I commend you for your work, once we got into heavy medical runs I got out. I don't mind running into a burning building but with all the bloodborne pathogen concerns out there it was too much to worry about bringing something home to the family. At the time, HIV was relatively new and Hep C was a major concern.

Gas Man
12-18-2009, 02:54 PM
I don't like blood. At least on tv or my own.

RedneckMedic
12-18-2009, 06:44 PM
thats cool to know. i just started my emt class today and im hopeing it will be good to learn and help me out because im on the wait list for the nursing program and i want a job thats a little more relavent that cooking chicken and cutting meat

Bob
12-18-2009, 06:55 PM
I don't like blood. At least on tv or my own.

Dude! I'm the same way! The littlest amount of blood from myself and I'll need to lay down. LOL I got a nail through my foot when we moved into our new house and I was fine until I took my boot off and saw my white sock all red and dripping. Then I had to go get a tetanus shot and that was not cool either.

vortech302
12-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Lucky you, an inside job

I used to roof and didn't realize how good I had it until it was 12 degrees out and I was standing in the station looking at the snow, talking on the phone to my buddy who was on a roof. Now, 2 AM and you have a hangnail, no problem I'll be right there with a smile on my face.

vortech302
12-18-2009, 07:42 PM
thats cool to know. i just started my emt class today and im hopeing it will be good to learn and help me out because im on the wait list for the nursing program and i want a job thats a little more relavent that cooking chicken and cutting meat

By looking at the 2WM map we're like 4 blocks from each other, so if you need anything let me know.

RedneckMedic
12-18-2009, 11:46 PM
will do my class is every friday 12 hours a day so im sure ill miss something along the ay and need some type of help

oldclock
12-19-2009, 07:37 PM
I wish you guys the best of luck with your classes. Remember, when you are out in the field, be carful. I don't want to hear about any more EMS people getting hurt or worse!

SCREAMING JESTER
03-12-2010, 10:25 AM
Thanks for sharing I seem to witness a motorcycle to motorcycle crash about once a season, I've even stuck a small cheap first aid kit under my seat in case it's needed.

Mudpuppy
03-13-2010, 01:49 AM
good info.. let's hope none of us ever have to use it..

Icemann
08-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Great tips, just hope I never have to use them.

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