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Accident Scene Management (ASM) is the leading International motorcycle trauma training organization. We were established in 1996 and are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through first response education. We teach bystanders and EMTs what to do in order to prevent injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists. Click here to see the Accident Scene Management’s Introduction on Slideshare.
Accident Scene Management Classes
Brothers & sisters taking care of each other. ASM classes are motorcycle crash specific! When a trauma results in CPR the victim only has a 1% chance of survival. We must do everything we can to avoid getting to that point!!! ASM classes are for both the average rider and for the Professional Rescuer. What are you willing to do for your fellow rider? What are they willing to do for YOU?
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The purpose of the Bystander Assistance Programs are to enhance the survival rate and reduce severity of injuries for the injured riders of all motorized vehicles. We expect to decrease the chance of rescuer injury due to inappropriate actions at the accident scene. We also expect to educate motorists how to protect themselves legally and financially should an accident occur.
Goals and Objectives
The program is directed toward the prompt and safe assessment and treatment of the injured as well as how to prioritize care. We teach Scene Management and explain Good Samaritan Laws.
This course will provide the participant with a heightened awareness of how to respond using the ackronym PACT
- P = Prevent Further Injuries
- A = Assess the Situation
- C = Contact the EMS
- T = Treat the Injured with the ABCSS of Trauma
- A = Airway – Using the Jaw Thrust Technique, lift the Jaw to remove the tongue from the back of the throat to allow a passageway for air
- B = Breathing – If the person does not breathe on their own, assist them with two breathes initially, then one breath every 6-8 seconds
- C = Circulation – In trauma the loss of circulation is most likely from blood loss. In most cases the heart is still working so the focus is on controlling Blood Loss vs Chest Compressions (which may cause a person to bleed out more quickly). Look for and treat External Bleeding First!
- S = Shock – Three kinds of shock are likely to be present: Neurogenic (Head Trauma), Hypovolemic (Blood Loss) and Psychogenic (Psychological) shock. Elevate uninjured legs and stay calm. Gather information from the injured person.
- S = Spinal Immobilization – Minimize movement of the spine, especially the neck.
If you are alone you Prioritize in this order – the only exception being in the event of Massive Bleeding where you will address bleeding first, then breathing.
Gathering & Preserving Evidence at the Scene
Log Rolling and moving Techniques Demonstrated
Bob Michaels, former owner of Milwaukee Harley Davidson, learns how to hold spinal immobilization while a full faced helmet is being removed.
Vicki explains the importance of spinal precautions in any motorcycle crash.
Vicki demonstrates the jaw thrust maneuver, used in trauma to protect the spine while opening the airway.
Full faced helmet removal is explained,demonstrated and practiced in the full certification class.