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Old 06-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #31
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yeah I can't see any logical or medical reason to put it back on. You'd do more damage putting it on rather than just stabilizing the neck.
Yeah. I also bitched him out for trying to make me put a c-collar on. Then, when I consented, I had to show HIM how to use it right, lol.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #32
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Thats crazy! Starts to make you rethink your equipment.
It should also be noted that literally zero of the modular/flip-up helmets are SNELL rated. There's a reason that they're not; they can't pass their more stringent [than DOT] testing.

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Any explanation given for wanting you to put the helmet back on?
In the case of the paramedic, he was probably new and nervous and/or incompetent. There's no good reason to put the helmet back on.

In the case of the corner worker being told to tell them to put it back on, it's likely in case of another accident at the track that could collide with the downed rider.

Unless absolutely necessary, DO NOT remove a downed rider's helmet. However, that's only because of the possible damage that could be caused while removing it. If it's already off, it's a ludicrous suggestion to put it back on. Absolutely terrible advice to do such a thing. You would then have to contend with the possibility of injury due to putting it back on and then taking it back off again. I'm actually quite speechless that a paramedic would suggest such a thing.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #33
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Common sense. I've seen many silly things done by good samaritans, some who want to be heros.
I know a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing but the more we learn (safe removal of helmet)
the less dangerous we can learn to be.

Once when riding came across single bike mva, poor rider was choking, no body would touch the
helmet, I loosened the chin strap therefore no choking.
Waited for the ambulance.

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