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Author Topic: First Aid Biker
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Post First Aid Biker
on: September 9, 2013, 18:17

During the winter months, I will be running some first aid courses for NAM. As always the emphasis is on road safety.
Some time ago I looked into creating a phone application, which would give information about motorcyclists in case of an emergency ICE.
There are plenty off apps out there, but they all rely on an unlocked phone.
To get round this I made up a document as below, printed it off and photographed it with my phone, saving it as a screensaver. Please feel free to use it as a template

Neil Frame 21/6/62
ICE contact
Lisa Frame (spouse)
Mob 07712345678
Home 01362696969
Blood “O” Neg
No allergies

It will give emergency services, a heads up as to who you are, as well as who to contact. How many of you know these details of the people you ride with ? I certainly don't.

If you were involved in an accident, and had to phone the emergency services, would you always know where you are ?

Again there are phone applications that can help. Look for a phone tracking application.
They are designed to find your phone, if it is lost or stolen, but as long as you have a signal, when you switch the app on, it will tell you exactly where you are. Invaluable in an emergency.

These are just a couple of the things I cover on my courses, but there is no reason why you shouldn't adopt them now !

Kind regards to you all Framey

The Vicar
Posts: 20
Post Re: First Aid Biker
on: September 10, 2013, 12:35

Supplementary to Neil's mobile phone ICE suggestions, I would add that there is another recognised system in place that UK Ambulance Services use when dealing with an unconscious motorcyclist - it's called the Crash Card Critical medical information is written on a small card located in the lining of your helmet. A green dot on the right hand side of your visor indicates its presence to the crew.

The card holds all of the information Neil mentions above plus a very important list of your medications and medical history - why haven't you got one in your helmet?

With regard to locating a crash site (e.g. you, trapped under your bike in a field 50 yards from the nearest road), there are moves afoot in the European Union to establish a protocol that forces your mobile phone company to divulge the location of a mobile phone from which an emergency call is made (Google: SOS 112). Along with paying tax, some mobile phone companies are finding this concept 'difficult', but in time it will become accepted across the EU. In the meantime I recommend you retrain your brain to call: "112" instead of "999" (for emergencies in the UK and continental Europe) since it is only this number that will connect you to English-speaking emergency dispatchers who may be able, even now, to use your mobile signal to help locate you.

Ride safe!


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