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Live EMS Webcast

I am thinking of doing a live webcast the week of Jan 13th. This will be an informal event where you can ask or discuss anything EMS related. EMS study advice, exam questions, partners or vehicles. You can even just share a story about a call you had. Just let me know if this interests you below before I go and set it up.

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4 Responses to Live EMS Webcast

  1. Jean Herndon January 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Hey, Jim!

    Still in Rehab from 6/15/13 left ankle pilon fracture (also called a tibial plafond ankle fracture) and just getting back to teaching for Accident Scene Management, Inc. this Saturday. I shattered the distal Tibia and Fibula (Tib/Fib) AND the Talar Dome. I’m also getting ready to re-certify my AHA Instructor Certificate. I have conflicts Monday, Tues, and Fri evenings. Hoping you will be doing this Wed or Thurs or I’ll have to catch the replay.

    p.s. THANK YOU for the “flowers” recently for bystanders as training motorcyclists in safe motorcycling and as motorcycle trauma first-responders, (using EMS protocols, including 2-man helmet removal and Jaw thrust — NOT head-tilt/Chin-Lift — plus rescue breathing IF full-faced helmet MUST be removed to get a patent airway, is my passion!

    Many motorcyclists, such as Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), Harley Owners Groups (HOG), Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), Masonic Motorcycling Club International (MMCI), ride in groups regularly but often not with safety in mind either while driving or when there is a problem. In ASMI classes, we address safe distances between vehicles at different speeds, the effect of wind on bare skin = dehydration in any weather, how far a pair of leathers vs. Kevlar vs. bare skin can slide across pavement, well-known chronic conditions that each individual needs to plan for BEFORE each ride such as a MIDI for asthmatics, an Epi-Pen for bee sting, etc. allergies, Glutose for Diabetics, etc.,

    We teach an acronym, PACT, to help remember the order of action:
    PREVENT further Injury to victims and bystanders
    a) gloves, reflective vest and any additional PPE needed
    b) Parking bike on right-hand side of roadway? Trauma kit should be in right saddle-bag.
    c) Walk, don’t run
    ASSESS the Situation
    a) Scene Safe? Do a 360-degree walk-around
    b) What caused this problem? Look for oil, power lines, etc.
    c) Remember that brake rotors and fluids are HOT
    c) Leader assign best trained responder to most seriously injured, etc.
    d) Which victims are quiet? The ones hollering are breathing, go to the quiet person even if it’s a child that screaming
    e). Look for passengers and riders that could have been thrown from a bike.
    e) Assign riders to move all uninvolved vehicles out of the area that will be needed by EMS, Fire, and LEOs
    f) Send volunteers (in reflective gear and w/flashlights, etc. ) in both directions to divert traffic around the scene or stop it entirely to prevent another accident.
    CALL EMS with
    a) pertinent location & call-back #, If you don’t know where you are and don’t have GPS coordinates, Where did you start? where were you going? how long have you been riding?
    b) # and type of vehicles involved
    c) # of Victims,
    d) MOI
    e) Pertinent victim Signs, Symptoms, and HX.,
    f) Stay on the line ’til dismissed,
    g) remember to send “Lovely Lisa” not “Scary Larry” if the only phone available is at a private home
    TREAT the life-Threats.
    – the ABCSs (The extra S is to Prevent /Treat for Shock!).

    My students have saved two lives on group rides in two years when I was not even there! This past summer, one of my students, who certified at least three years ago, was the only bystander to take control at a five-car pile-up in a remote area that took 2 hours for EMS to be notified and to arrive and which ended up requiring life-flight for one victim. There was, at first, no need to worry about someone pulling a victim from a car, 15-20 people were just standing around waiting for someone else to take action. One of the most important things he did was assign by-standers to don bright, reflective ANYTHING and go to the next hill or turn in either direction to prevent additional vehicles from piling into the scene. He also had bystanders get blankets, etc. from their cars to protect victims from the heat of the road and to prevent shock. His wife was in awe and very proud of him; she didn’t think the passenger needed to attend ASMI training. Now she plans to attend both the basic and advanced classes next month.

    Check us out at http://www.AccidentScene.org. You will be linked to our new Road Guardian site. Look for training.

    Thanks, again! Jean

  2. Fredrick January 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    would like your opinion on paramedic online courses compared to traditional in class paramedic course.

  3. Jean Marmon January 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    We need to talk about ems etc as a traveler and educayion opportunities…

  4. Annette Findlator January 13, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    Just let me know the day and time and I’ll tune in. I’d love to get information and ask a few questions. Thanks.

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