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Old 01-10-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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Motorcycle first aid training

Ladies & Gentlemen, over the last 12 months I have attended many dual sport rides and made many friends, however we had a few crashes and I was a bit horrified by the general lack of first aid knowledge by most of the riders.
I thought it might be a good idea to arrange a group first aid training, the focus being on typical injuries seen in motorcycle accidents. I contacted an organization called Road Guardians, they offer two courses (each course takes a day and requires 7 hours each) a basic course and an advanced course. Each course costs $60 and if I can get 10 participants they are willing to give both courses over a single weekend. I have a large room available at my house that can handle 10+ people and am happy to provide refreshments if there are 10 people that want to attend the course. You could attend just the basic course $60 or both the basic and advanced $120, the choice is yours. No date has been set, the trainer (Michelle Inzunza RN) is quite open for dates so we could set it up in the next few months. The cost includes the books/certificates/patches and instruction.

I currently have 5 confirmed attendees, so am wondering if there are 5 or more others in the McKinney area that would like to attend? Itís not cheap, but the skills will last a lifetime and could save your or someone elseís life!! Seems like a good use of a weekend!!

If you have questions or just want to confirm that you would like to attend, let me know. I am hoping to arrange a training date and have an idea of the number of attendees by the end of next week (19th January), no money will be required until the day of the training.

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Old 01-11-2018, 09:03 AM   #2
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

I'd be interested in the basic course - but you're a little far from me.

Austinites: perhaps we arrange something similar in our neck of the woods?

It would also be interesting or advantageous if the trainer could suggest a first aid kit that's small but covers what we'd most likely need.

Thinking for a bit: road rash is probably the big one, followed by broken ankle and then maybe collar bones or finger/hands? Or ribs & punctured lung? Or puncture wounds. OK, I guess there are a lot of possibilities...

I guess also figuring out how to be useful in more serious situations (deer / car collisions) would be good - but I doubt I'd be able to do more that dial 911 and block traffic (been there, done that).
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

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Ladies & Gentlemen, over the last 12 months I have attended many dual sport rides and made many friends, however we had a few crashes and I was a bit horrified by the general lack of first aid knowledge by most of the riders.
I thought it might be a good idea to arrange a group first aid training, the focus being on typical injuries seen in motorcycle accidents. I contacted an organization called Road Guardians, they offer two courses (each course takes a day and requires 7 hours each) a basic course and an advanced course. Each course costs $60 and if I can get 10 participants they are willing to give both courses over a single weekend. I have a large room available at my house that can handle 10+ people and am happy to provide refreshments if there are 10 people that want to attend the course. You could attend just the basic course $60 or both the basic and advanced $120, the choice is yours. No date has been set, the trainer (Michelle Inzunza RN) is quite open for dates so we could set it up in the next few months. The cost includes the books/certificates/patches and instruction.

I currently have 5 confirmed attendees, so am wondering if there are 5 or more others in the McKinney area that would like to attend? Itís not cheap, but the skills will last a lifetime and could save your or someone elseís life!! Seems like a good use of a weekend!!

If you have questions or just want to confirm that you would like to attend, let me know. I am hoping to arrange a training date and have an idea of the number of attendees by the end of next week (19th January), no money will be required until the day of the training.

Regards Gary
I'd be interested in at least the basic course, maybe even the advanced

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:41 AM   #4
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

Certainly would be a good idea for the west Houston contingent. 2017 Q4 was a little messy here.
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Certainly would be a good idea for the west Houston contingent. 2017 Q4 was a little messy here.
Interested.
First Aid - CPR . . .
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:41 AM   #6
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Great idea.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

I hope this doesn't break any TWT rules, if you are interested in reading more about the training, the WEB site is https://roadguardians.org/schedule/ and the 2 courses they are suggesting are the basic course (called the 100 course) and the advanced (called the 300 course). If you go to the home page, click on the classes button then select class schedule and it will show all the classes. in the middle of the 100 course is a banner marked "basic class curriculum" click on that to see what is covered and in the 300 course is a "Advanced class curriculum" that you can click to see the contents. Or you can go directly using these links:-

Basic curriculum:- https://roadguardians.org/site/wp-co....21.pdf?x74424
Advanced curriculum:- https://roadguardians.org/site/wp-co...m.2.pdf?x74424

Road Guardians have assured me that the training is specifically focused on Motorcycle type of injuries..

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Old 01-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #8
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

This is an awesome idea. Hope it goes well.

I agree with Jeff and hope we can set up similar events in different areas of the state.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:14 PM   #9
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

Great idea.
The problem I have is having the equipment to assist a fallen rider . Hard to carry things. There shouldn't be any open wounds if we ride with our gear. Internal injuries are the issue. Splints have to be made on the field, so I carry wraps.
Everyone should know basic CPR just as a fellow human.
Hope an Austin class comes about.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:11 PM   #10
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

At the very least, makes me think , should probably carry a first aid kit.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:02 PM   #11
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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

And THIS is one of the main reasons I push for universal BASIC TRAINING for all 18-year-olds. The first-aid I learned in Basic, among many other useful things, has saved at least 3 lives, and reduced trauma in dozens more since 1970.
I think this is a great idea. Wonder if EMS has any courses for the public like the CPR.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:05 PM   #12
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Free
http://www.firstaidforfree.com/
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:42 PM   #13
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I would be interested in both...
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:00 AM   #14
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OK - let's move the Austin discussion here....
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:12 AM   #15
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Many thanks Mike, this is a great link, I really wanted a first aid course with more focus on splinting broken bones (arms, ribs, collarbones, etc) than the normal first aid course as those are the more common injuries that I have seen, and understanding how or if we should be moving an injured rider. I would recommend everyone take a basic first aid course, but the 2 courses I am proposing does cover everything that is included in a regular first aid course.

If you cant afford or don't have the time to attend the Road Guardian training the free first aid training is an excellent backup choice.

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I would be in for both.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:40 PM   #17
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Thanks Everyone, I have reached 10 participants, so things look good, there is still room for more, so if you are interested let me know.
Next week (Jan 15-19th) I will contact everyone via email and get a list of dates to avoid and preferred dates to try and see if I can arrange the course on a day that everyone can attend.

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Re: Motorcycle first aid training

A great idea, and I hope to catch one eventually. As a former Medic and biker longer than that, I typically have a small bag. A large amount of, or very technical equipment isn't really needed. What's more important is to have some basic skills, and learning about operating in a roadside (or worse) environment. Protect yourself and the Patient. Good topic. Be safe.
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Great idea.
The problem I have is having the equipment to assist a fallen rider . Hard to carry things. There shouldn't be any open wounds if we ride with our gear. Internal injuries are the issue. Splints have to be made on the field, so I carry wraps.
Everyone should know basic CPR just as a fellow human.
Hope an Austin class comes about.

Thanks for posting.
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SAM Splints are small and light.

Its funny you should mention this, Dan Rubey just purchased some of those and showed them to me this weekend, I was not familiar with them!!

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