Motoroids First Aid and Trauma Workshop for Bikers

| March 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s a situation that none of us wants to think about, something that can turn a carefree, fun ride into a nightmare if we are not prepared when it happens. A bad crash. So what happens next?

The objective of first aid is not to “treat” somebody, but to keep the person alive and minimize further trauma/damage that can aggravate what is a minor injury  into something life threatening or even worse. Without basic first aid knowledge, it is really easy to convert a minor fracture into total paralysis, or get scared and avoid touching the patient letting him die on the spot simply because he choked on his own blood, which could have been easily rectified.

This workshop is an interactive (you ask questions and clear your doubts), hands on (you actually practice these life saving moves on your partner, so that in case of a real emergency, you know EXACTLY what to do, in what sequence) course presented by Dr Sanket Kawli who has several years of Emergency Room experience at Hinduja hospital, and has seen the damage caused by poor or well intentioned but badly administered first aid, and will show us exactly how to avoid common mistakes.

The workshop will be conducted as a one day course as outlined below:

    * A small quiz on the basic theory of first aid (course material will be supplied prior to the course)
    * A grounding lecture by Dr Sanket Kawli on the course material supplied (this will be an interactive lecture so that doubts can be cleared)
    * Lunch
    * Demonstration, hands on. Dr Sanket will demonstrate the procedure, after which participants will have to do the same on their partners.
    * “dummy victims” participants will have to give them “first aid” relevant to their condition

Being an avid biker, Dr Sanket will also go into details as to how to make do with limited and commonly available resources, as there are limits as to the size of the first aid kit  that can be practically carried on a bike. Because this is an interactive hands on course, the number of seats will be limited so that the participants can avail the maximum benefit from the workshop.

The workshop will be held on 4th April, Please follow the link below for more details.

Motoroids First Aid and Trauma Workshop for bikers

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A one day biker specific trauma related first aid workshop will be conducted by motoroids in the Mumbai pune region on the 4th of April, Sunday.

Tentative course program:

Small quiz on the basic theory of first aid (course material will be supplied prior to the course)

A grounding lecture by Dr Sanket Kawli on the course material supplied (this will be an interactive lecture so that doubts can be cleared)

Lunch

Demonstration, hands on. Dr Sanket will demonstrate the procedure, after which participants will have to do the same on their partners.

“dummy victims” participants will have to give them “first aid” relevant to their condition

Please note, there will be limited seats as we want to keep the lecture interactive for maximum benefit to the participants.

Please contact your friendly neigbourhod motorep to register

Venue : Near Karnala Bird Sanctuary on NH17 – (Participating members please reconfirm)

Here the location marked on Wikimapia

And for participants coming from Pune the the route is marked in Google maps

The location - 

Mumbai riders to start off under under the Palm beach road turn off, just after the vashi flyover ends at 0930hrs, be there a bit earlier. Please have your breakfast and come!

Pune riders, kindly co ordinate with Eshan (eshan@motoroids.com)

Time : 10am to 5pm

Date : 4th of April 2010, Sunday

List of Attendees

1. winsey (winzee)

2. vaibhav (pulsarider)

3. Inder

4. Inder’s Friend

5. Parimal Deshpande

6. Deepak Dongre

7. Nikhil Bhimra

8. Piran Doctor

9. Piran’s son

10. Mayur Prajapati

11. Dinesh Samtani

12. Shrey

13. Kwokfist

14. Kwokfist’s friend

15. Cosgeo

16. Navendu Singh

17. Amit Chhangani 

18. Eshan Shetty

19. alankarmisra (Dinesh’s friend)

20. Chaitanya Vedak

Things to carry:

A groundsheet (dhurry/chatai, whatever)

A first aid box containing

bandage rolls

Sterile nonstick dressing

Sterile gauze

Cotton wool

Vials of 2% lignocaine (to wash wounds)

Tab Ketoral DT/Voveran D

Betadine

T Bact cream

Packet containing sterile gloves (nitrile preferred)

Volini/voveran gel

Micropore bandage

Some band aids

Water to wash wounds

scissors

ball pen

Al this in a box/packing that is waterproof.

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