Stickers "In case of accident- do not remove helmet"

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Romulus, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    I agree, but it will never happen.

    I think the OP should print a card out and throw it in the wallet, and buy a few brews with the money saved.:1drink

    Public Safety Officer?
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  2. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Kinda, we have a few townships that contract for Paramedic level first response. My cruiser is a Tahoe with all my medical gear. We don't do fire though.

    I couldn't agree more about the beer. That's what I did.
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  3. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    Interesting arrangement. Too bad you don't get to play with fire though, that's the best part!
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  4. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Works out well for the firefighters. They don't like taking old lady medicals and still get to come out for the big crashes.

    I did fire years ago, but left it for EMS. Thanks for your service in the Fire arena.
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  5. tlempke

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    The Shoei rf1200 has emergency release cheek pads that pull out from the bottom so the helmet can be removed more "safely". Haven't had to use it yet on my helmet, I wonder how effective it is. Those stickers do seem like a wise idea.


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  6. Sethro303

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    Same to you. You guys never get the praise you deserve.



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  8. mfgc2310

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    If the crash didn't break your neck taking the helmet off sure isn't!
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  9. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Well, this is not the type of response I wanted to support with my poo poo of the stickers.

    You certainly CAN damage a rider further by improperly removing a helmet after a crash. I just think the odds of adding a sticker preventing that are too low to even bother with.
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  11. streakerfreak

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    Its pretty much common knowledge that you can still sever your spinal cord after any kind accident. Why do you think they strap you to a backboard and make sure your head and neck are immobile when they take you away in an ambulance?
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  12. ravinerat

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    Been a Paramedic in Canada for 18 yrs now. Sorry didn't 't read all the responses after the first 3 pages. I do not look for stickers on helmets, labels inside helmets. I may look for a medic alert bracelet or neckless if your unconscious. Everything else's you can verbally tell me. I do not go into people's wallets due to the liability. I will take a wallet with me or hand it to the police if it is handed to me on scene. Although ICE is a great feature on a cell phone most cell phones are separated from the patient at an accident. I will take it to the hospital so they can follow up. I have protocols to follow for helmet removed. If back boarding a person with a helmet on your probably going to hyperextend the neck instead of neutral alignment. Most ppl have removed their helmet before I have gotten there. Helmets also impedance airway care if unconscious and will be removed. Just my 2 cents.

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  13. flei

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    I am a FF/EMT here in Massachusetts (21 years). Our SOG's have us operate exactly as ravinerat states above. Everyone on our department is trained to deal with helmets, c-spine precautions, back-boarding etc. We DO look for medical ID bracelets/anklets and provide necessary care as noted there if needed. We have NO training, orders, or SOG's that tell us to look for and heed anyone else's instructions (except those from someone with a higher level of training (ie, para or MD) or a legal DNR. Therefore we would NOT follow the instructions on a helmet sticker. The stickers MAY be useful in keeping bystanders who do not have proper training from improperly removing a helmet, which may be what the OP had in mind anyway.
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  14. catweasel67

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    If I might slightly hijack this thread - what information is of most value to you guys when it comes to bracelets/dog tags etc. Only allergies? Blood type? Weird diseases? Name? Passport number & nationality?
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  15. flei

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    Most important info. for EMT: Name. DOB. Allergies (serious ones, like stings that cause anaphylaxis, and med. allergies, not just "hay fever" etc.). Known serious or relevant medical conditions (eg, diabetes, tachycardia, etc. not hemorrhoids etc.). Blood type. Emergency contact phone #.

    I wear a "Road ID" ($20) on my wrist with this info on it.
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  16. ravinerat

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    everythihng about your medical Hx is important but depending on what is going on from Trauma to Medical we really need it at different stages.We all carry driver licenses or some other ID so that info will be conveyed at the hospital when needed. Now we are only talking about unconcious pts' A medical alert stating drug allergies is the most important. Everyone should carry a medicatin list on them of what they are taking. By looking at that I know what conditions you have. I can get that when the police go through your wallet. If your an unconcious trauma victim then we are doing other things from Airway management, Fluid relacement and IV access incase you need certian drugs. We have protocals to follow and your conditin dictates that. One thing we do is try to figure out why you had the accident by talking to witness. The incodent Hx may lead to finding out the person was clutching their chest before the accident indicating a possible heart attack. to swerving all over the road or a drunk apearance indicating a diabetic. So it is a whole picture that is important.

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    Having one's helmet on correctly right at the beginning eliminates many problems.
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    That's what I have in mind, for sure! I am not worried about trained people, because I expect EMTs/ER docs/etc to know what they are doing.

    Good to know the desired info, though.
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