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post #1 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Certified First Aid/CPR for Motorcyclists-November 5

Definatly going to this clinic and you should too....

Certified First Aid/CPR for Motorcyclists

Most of us have been there....on a ride and someone goes down. You see
that cloud of dust or the rider is in front of you and you get that
sinking, oh s....t feeling and hope it's not too bad.

But what if the injuries are bad? Are you prepared to assist? Will you
do the right thing? It can mean the difference between life and death,
minor or major injuries. There's an even more important procedure than tending to the fallen rider, what's that?

Learn what to do and not do when the unexpected happens. What's the very first thing you must do even before attending to the fallen rider. How
do you handle road rash, fractures, and bleeding. When should you remove the helmet? What about spinal injuries, shock and much more.

This is a power packed workshop, hands on, First Aid and CPR class
geared for you. So you can be ready for the worst, but of course hope for the best!

We'll even go over what you should have in your First Aid kits!

Cost: $40 (includes CPR and first aid certification)
How to sign up: e-mail [email protected]. Please include name and
telephone number.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 08:17 PM
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I encourage everyone to learn lifesaving skills like first aid and CPR. Think of it more as a "life skill" than anything else. Matter of fact, it should be a mandatory class in high school.

I took a similar course from Accident Scene Management Inc. even though I've been certified in first aid / CPR /AED for the last 20 years. www.accidentscene.org Learned a bunch that the Red Cross and American Heart Asso. don't touch on being bike specific.

Way to go Doc Wong!

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I have to take these courses (at least the Red Cross ones) as a yearly requirement where I work and highly recommend them. I really need to get a first-aid kit together for the KLR. We already carry them in both our vehicles.

A course like this geared toward motorcycle accidents is a great idea.

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Here is what I carry on the bike:
First Aid Kit:

• 1 – Waterless hand wash
• Lots – Nitrile Gloves
• 1 – Eye Wash 4oz
• 1 – Chemical Cold Pack
• 1 – Trauma Shear
• 1 – Emergency Blanket
• 1 – Rolled Wire Splint
• 1 – Triangular CPR Barrier
• 1 – Set of Adult Oral Airways
• 1 – Tongue Blade
• 1 – 8 X 10 Dressing
• 1 – Bloodstopper Dressing
• 2 – Triangular Bandages
• 1 – Ace Bandage
• 2 – Roll Gauze – 3” Kling
• 1 – 4 X 4 Non-Stick Dressing
• 8 – 4 X 4 Gauze
• 1 – Tape – 1” Plastic
• 2 – Insect Sting Relief Packets
• 1 – Burn Gel Packet
• 10 – Flexible Cloth Strips
• 5 – Knuckle Flexible Strips
• 5 – Fingertip Flexible Strips
• 5 – Antibiotic Ointment
• 5 – Electrolyte Tablets
• 2 – Aspirin Free Tablets
• 2 – Ibuprofen Tablets
• 1 – Red Biohazard Bag
• 1 – Yellow Glowstick – 12 hour
• 1 – Green Glowstick – 12 hour
• 1 – Red Glowstick – 30 minute

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-25-2011, 05:27 PM
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Current CPR thinking is that chest compressions alone are just as effective as compressions plus rescue breathing. I think that most today don't want to perform rescue breathing on a stranger and it appears it's not necessary.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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Current CPR guidelines still include ventilations, 30:2 still for an adult. Basically push hard and fast for 30 beats, let your hands come completely off the patients chest. Shoot for a rate >100 beats/minute. 2 ventilations, back for 30 more beats...

However, if you call 911 and do not know CPR, the dispatcher will tell you to just do compressions.

It's a great cert to have and everyone should have it. However as someone who works in the field, the only dead people I'd make out with are family. If you have a barrier, use it, give those breaths. If not, dead is dead, you are not, protect yourself, just do compressions.

Also, it's not ventilations that save most patients, its electricity. Gentlemen, grab your jumper cables.


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