1] Check to assure the scene is safe. If the scene is safe check the condition of the person involved in the accident. Call the local emergency number. Care for the person until you are relieved by a higher qualified individual.
2] Gather yourself. Call the local emergency number and alert them of the situation in detail. Direct bystanders and traffic.
1] Falling tools, toxic fumes, liquid causing a slip and fall, live electricity, etc.
2] Obvious fractures, the smell of chemicals, the presence of liquid or electricity, head or neck trauma, etc.
3] Check the condition of your father. Call the local emergency number with a detailed description of the situation: Your name, your location, what happened, the number of people involved, their condition, and the care you are giving. Continue caring for your father until you are relieved by a higher qualified individual.
1] Gain consent by identifying yourself to the person, giving your level of training, asking the person whether you may help, explaining what you observe, and explaining what you plan to do.
2] Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces and materials that may have become contaminated. If you are exposed immediately clean area thoroughly with soap and water. Flush mouth, nose, and eyes with clean water if necessary.
1] Severe head traumas can cause the slowing or even stopping of breathing. Always treat a severe head injury as a spinal injury as well. Monitor breathing with as little movement of the neck or back as possible while caring for Jimmy. Apply CPR if necessary.
2] Jimmy’s nervous system is the main body system affected in this incident. His musculoskeletal and circulatory systems have also been damaged by the blow. This is made obvious by the bleeding from his head. If the trauma is severe enough to cause the slowing or stopping of breathing then his respiratory system has also been affected.
1] You should start by placing your bike at the start of the bend to alert any other approaching bikers of the danger ahead. This will prevent further casualties while also alerting bystanders of the situation in which they could assist you. Their help could make the difference.
2] Always check to see if the unresponsive or unconscious person has an open airway, is breathing normally, or is bleeding severely. These initial steps will determine the next move in caring for the individual.
3] If the person is conscious and has no immediate life-threatening conditions follow the next two steps:
1) Interview the person and bystanders - By doing this you can determine what happened, if the fallen biker has any feeling of pain or discomfort, if the person has any allergies, and if the person is taking any medications or has any medical conditions.
2) Check the person from head to toe – Thoroughly check the injured biker so you do not overlook any problems. Look for cuts, bruises, and bumps while monitoring the person’s consciousness/alertness and their breathing. If there is no immediate danger, do not move any areas of discomfort or the head and neck if a spinal injury is suspected.
1] Yes, Mr. Getz could have suffered a heart attack. Atherosclerosis causes coronary heart disease (CHD) which reduces the blood flow to the heart. CHD is a common cause of heart attacks.
2] Having Mr. Getz stop what he is doing, sit down, and relax will ease the heart’s need for oxygen. This may be enough to avoid an attack or collapse.
3] It is important to know if Mr. Getz is in cardiac arrest because it may make the difference. If he is in cardiac arrest you will need to be prepared with an AED in the case that he becomes unconscious and stops breathing. Also, if he is on any heart medication you can get the medication and help him take it.
4] CPR alone will not sustain Mr. Getz’s life because it only generates about one-third of the normal blood flow to the brain. An AED will…