First Aid Recommendations - classes (usa) and kit
i just gave a talk on first aid for motorcycle travel at the HU travellers meeting in California. as per request i am putting up some links for recommended classes and kit. enjoy!
the best class you can take in the usa is the Wilderness First Responder
if you are short on time and funds you can take Wilderness First Aid
some of my favorite kit:
QuikClot saves lives by rapidly stopping severe bleeding. For Home, Sports, Travel, & Pets
better than bandaids (plasters):
NOLS :: Wilderness Medicine :: WMI Wound Pack
for bug bites and rashes - it can usually be found in single use packets:
PRAMOXINE/HYDROCORTISONE - CREAM, OINTMENT (Enzone, Pramosone) side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.
ok, i'll add some more soon...
i made a list on amazon. feel free to shop for said items anywhere:
Amazon.com: Wilderness First Aid Kit
a cool video on one person helmet removal:
Helmet removal by one person - First Aid for motorcyclists - YouTube
Motorcycle Riding Emergency Preparedness Tips - First Aid - Motorcyclist Magazine
first aid for motorcyclists video
FIRST AID FOR RIDERS - YouTube
There is was a free first aid book on line to give out as pdf. Bit late if you reading it during the accedent.
Re equipent im on phone will look at list later, as I am paramedic my list would probabley be more intensive than yours however have to decide what is really needed and what is not.
I do carry my own serynges and cannulas in case any blood or injections are needed I know they are sterile.
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The NOLS Wilderness First Aid course is excellent. I am now in the process of getting EMT certified after a non-motorcycle mishap in India.
Everyone should be carrying a PDF of the free books:
Where There is No Doctor
Where There is No Dentist
Books and Resources | Hesperian Health Guides
the PADI (diving organization) does a good first aid course, with an exam; called MEDIC FIRST AID It is a general course not only for divers, and is available in many languages.
The courses are done at the dive shops and there are loads of shops around the world, just look up PADI. Specially useful if you are a parent.
Personally I learnt more and faster than in any previous courses run by "medical people"
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