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Wheeling Safety - Your Most Important Accessory

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    A discussion on the Offroad list entitle "Fear" has prompted me to write a little sumthin'. I'm just going to copy/paste what I wrote but I felt it was important to share with my fellow CK5'ers!
    This fear has prompted me to enroll in a First Aid/CPR course at the local
    technical college. As a mom of 3 I feel it is especially important. Last
    time we were out wheeling, we were in the middle of a national forest and
    although I have a nice medical kit, I do not know how to use it. Nor did I
    know where the nearest hospital was. It got me thinking... also my mom is an
    EMT and has made it her mission to teach bystander assistance. She is also a
    certified instructor. As a matter of fact, I am working on her site right
    now. She does classes all over the place, and although she incorporates a
    lot of biker (Harley) stuff into her class such as helmet removal, I believe
    any motorist could benefit from the knowledge. Feel free to visit her site.
    I carry one of the "custom packs" in my truck at all times. Those are at:
    http://www.accidentscene.net/sos/packs.htm

    Her main site, with class information, etc, is at
    http://www.accidentscene.net . I believe that this information and a good
    first aid kit is one of the first things a wheeler should add on to their
    truck!
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Its a good idea. I have been CPR certified and First Aid certified for many years now. I actually go to refresher courses every four months. After bumping into slobs on the trail I wonder if it was worth it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    Kewl /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I looked at the kit list - what's "linen saver"?
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Yep it's good stuff to know. I have First responder training that includes CPR and stabalizing the person. I'm lucky that the club I trave with is big into safety. We haveseveral people in the medical field that are members. On all official club rides one of the board members has the club emergency bag that looks like somethe a EMT would have. We also have a fold up back board.
     
  6. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    I'm an EMT as well, hopefully going to Paramedic school this year. This is a good thing you're doing. I keep a kit in my truck as well /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yep i'm CPR certified (my dad's an instructor) and i got first aid knowledge runnin out my ears from being a boy scout and an eagle.
     
  8. Polaris

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    Otherwise know as Chux. Linen savers have a plastic backing on them and an absorbent front. They are disposable and I suppose they are to absorb fluids. I know when I had babies I went through a lot of them! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  9. Polaris

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    If I ever start a club here, safety will be a priority!

    Way to go all you guys and girls who already have taken the time to learn about the stuff.
     
  10. Skigirl

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    Thank you. Yes, I know them as chux. Used to use a million of them when I worked in a hospital (I was a nurse long ago). Nice addition to the kit. I'll have to add it.
     

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