I attended the ASM classes earlier this year at Leeward Community College on Oahu. I’d like to share my story: I had breakfast with some friends then headed out to Mokuleia. On the way back up Kaukonahua Road (also called snake road), we encounter a motorcycle versus guardrail crash that was BAD. People were on the phone with dispatchers, and two guys were tending to the victim, who was thrown off the road and into deep California grass. Listening to the conversation, I asked if anyone had assessed the right leg beyond what was visible, as his leg was out of view and under the grass. I was able to slide down the hill and get to the victim to assess. There was a severe laceration on the top of his foot, but it was not bleeding. A trauma nurse stopped by with bag of supplies. She took over assessing him and wrapped the laceration on his head and forearm. We were able to brief the EMT’s regarding each of his known injuries. EMT’s treated and stabilized him in the ambulance and finally took him to be treated. The ASM training course I took earlier this year was well worth the time and empowered me to be able to help a brother during his time of need.
Road Guardians: thank you for all that you do to help all of us!
Rob in Hawaii