Join Date: Aug 2011
Im waitin to see what others write before I post mine....I have Advanced First Aid, but also know CPR. Remember, ya dont want a HUGE kit...just enough to keep yer buddy good until EMTs or ALS arrive. Simpler is often better....biggest thing is treatment/immobilization. Dont move em from where they lay (unless they severed an artery)...
I was coming back from my Moms yesterday, and was just about to leave a 30mph zone and hit a 55 to go over the mountain, when I rounded a curve, and saw a guy laying in the middle of the road, next to his mangled bicycle.
Must have just happened...I pulled over out of the way and hobbled over...911 had been called...told the guy not to move at all, and he was complaining about lower back (think thats where the car hit him)...but he was coherent, not bleeding besides a lil road rash, so I checked on the driver of the car.....elderly woman, and after she hit the bike, ran head on into a rock outcropping...front of the car was toast. She was outside, and in a panic...I also saw that the airbag had deployed (this can easily break ribs in an older person)....seemed like she was going into shock, so I shut her car off, opened the back door, and had her sit down....I stayed with her until a woman came over to stay with her....I returned to the biker...he asked me how the woman was, so I told him that she was more concerned about him...he asked me to tell her not to worry, and that he'd be fine...EMTs were close, so I left so as not to get in their way...