Motorcycle accident scene management bystander assistance program
MARSHALLTOWN - Iowa Valley Continuing Education will be offering the Motorcycle Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance level 100 class in February and the level 300 class in March 2013. These classes are designed for the lay bystander and other motorcycle riders to learn what to do to assist at the scene of a motorcycle accident or medical emergency.
The Motorcycle Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Program level 100 class will be offered on Feb. 2 at Reg. Johnson Hall, room 100 in Iowa Falls, on Feb. 9 at Iowa Valley Grinnell, learning studio 204, or in Marshalltown on Feb. 23 at IVCE room 608. All classes will run from 9 am - 5 pm. Lunch is on your own. Cost of the class is $65 and the registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the class date.
During this intense one day Motorcycle Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Program level 100 class you will learn P.A.C.T. – Prevent further injury, Assess the situation, Contact the EMS, and Treat the injured with life sustaining care using the ABCSS of trauma. You will learn how to reduce severity of injury and fatalities at the scene of a crash through proper actions and reactions, helmet removal, moving the injured and jaw thrust rescue breathing, and how to protect yourself legally and financially. This Bystander Assistance Program is recognized by: American Motorcyclist Association, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Rescue Riders, American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The level 100 class will be followed by the Motorcycle Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance level 300 course on March 2, 2013 from 9 am - 5 pm in Marshalltown. You must attend the level 100 course before enrolling in the level 300 course. The level 300 course will advance your basic knowledge and will prepare you for a variety of roadside medical concerns, and teach you how to be a better assistant to EMS when they arrive. You will have hands on skills that emphasize PACT and ABCSS of trauma, chain of survival, long boarding and spinal immobilization, clearing an airway and insertion of oral airways, and cricoid pressure application. Learn the signs, symptoms and treatment of asthma, diabetes, and chest pain, how to control bleeding in the leg using femoral pressure point and the steps of a head to toe assessment. Also learn the role of emotion in a critical situation and how to recognize PTS and care of yourself and others after assisting with a motorcycle accident or medical emergency.
More information about these classes can be found on the Iowa Valley Continuing education web site at http://www.iavalley.edu/ivce/Certification/Health_Education.html .