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Motorbike First Aid Specialist Course

Even Paramedics love to ride motorbikes. It is said that riding a motorcycle can reduce your stress levels by up to 68 percent. Our body releases a hormone called endorphin. This hormone is responsible for creating a feeling of euphoria, which helps to reduce stress, increase your mood and make you feel happier. The long and winding road can do that for you?

As paramedics, we understand that sometimes for what ever reason, accidents can happen. We understand that motorcycle accidents can be incredibly dangerous, and the injuries that result from these accidents can range from minor scrapes and bruises to severe and life-altering injuries. Understanding the different types of injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident is important for anyone who rides a motorcycle or may encounter a motorcycle accident. We would like to share with you some things that you can do to help until the ambulance arrives.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Head Injuries: Head injuries are among the most serious injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident. These injuries can include concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries. Even if a rider is wearing a helmet, they can still suffer from head injuries. These injuries can be life-threatening and can result in long-term cognitive impairment.

Road Rash: Road rash is a type of injury that occurs when a rider’s skin makes contact with the pavement or road. This injury can be very painful and can result in scarring and infections. Road rash can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most common on the arms, legs, and face.

Broken Bones: Broken bones are a common injury in motorcycle accidents, and they can range from minor fractures to severe breaks. Broken bones can be incredibly painful and can take a long time to heal.

Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries can be life-altering and can result in permanent disability. These injuries can occur when the spinal cord is damaged, either partially or completely, and can result in paralysis.

Internal Injuries: Internal injuries can be difficult to detect, but they can be very serious. These injuries can include damage to internal organs such as the liver, spleen, or kidneys. If left untreated, internal injuries can be fatal.

Important Factors in Motorcycle First Aid

If you come across a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is call Triple 000 to get medical help on the way. While waiting for medical professionals to arrive, there are a few important things you can do to help the injured rider. There are 10 essential first aid skills everyone should know what to do until the ambulance arrives.

Assess the Situation: The first thing you should do is assess the situation. Make sure it is safe for you to approach the accident scene, and look for any potential hazards such as leaking gasoline or broken glass.

Stabilise the Neck and Spine: If the rider is unconscious, it is important to stabilise their neck and spine to prevent any further injury. Do not move the rider unless absolutely necessary. If they are unconscious a spinal log roll will help you create and manage their airway effectively.

Control Bleeding: If the rider is bleeding, you should try to control the bleeding by applying pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or bandage. If the bleeding is arterial in that it is squirting out, use a CAT tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Our motorbike First aid course includes our exclusive arterial bleeding course free of charge. This will show you how to apply an arterial tourniquet and w will issue a stop the bleed certificate as well as your fir staid training certificate

Check for Breathing: Check to see if the rider is breathing. If they are unresponsive and not breathing, start performing CPR immediately.

Keep the Rider Calm: Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic, and the injured rider may be in shock. Keep the rider calm and reassure them that help is on the way.

Motorbike First aid Kits and supplies

While motorcycle accidents can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to severe and life-altering injuries. Understanding the different types of injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident is important for anyone who rides a motorcycle or may encounter a motorcycle accident. Helping your fellow bikers or someone you have come across in an accident can make a difference in their life and yours.

In addition, knowing how to provide proper first aid to an injured rider can make a significant difference in their recovery. If you come across a motorcycle accident, it is important to stay calm, assess the situation, stabilize the neck and spine, control bleeding, check for breathing, and keep the rider calm until medical professionals arrive. By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that the injured rider receives the best possible care and has the best chance of a full recovery.

What special items should I carry in a motorcycle first aid kit

CAT tourniquets and extra pads and bandages to deal with arterial bleeding and road rash. We have a specific training kit to show you how to use these lifesaving products.

Extra specialist bandages and aluminium splints to deal with fractures. You could look at our 25 first aid kit essentials package that has this specialist content

EDP Powder as great powdered antiseptic for wounds and road rash

Consider a lightweight AED for your group

We have established a specialist first aid training program and motorcycle first aid kits for those that love to ride. Contact us for details of how we can deliver the training for you or your group

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