Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:49 administrator
- With any emergency, dial 911.
- Then, if possible, report the emergency to Ride officials.
- For riders, use the "thumbs down" signal if you need a support vehicle to pull over on the route.
- Certain crewmembers, staff and Steering Committee members will be equipped with cell phones. We will have a list of local hospitals and police and fire departments and other important emergency information.
Providing Medical Attention - Minor Injuries
- Provide basic first aid and remember to always wear gloves.
- It is OK to leave wounds open as long as they are not draining or bleeding.
- For heat related illnesses get the rider or crewmember out of the sun and have him or her drink small amounts of water. Wet towels can be used to cool a person down.
- Call the medical crew with any questions.
- Control bleeding, provide for patient safety
- Call the medical crew as soon as possible.
- Call 911 immediately.
- Then call medical or a situation manager.
Falls or Accidents
- If a rider falls off his or her bike, is hit by a vehicle or any other event occurs that involves falling to the ground, try not to move the injured riders. Move carefully if he or she is in the road or in a dangerous position.
- If a rider is seriously injured, not breathing, or has no pulse, call 911 immediately.
- Call medical as soon as possible.