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WE WANT TO BE
Emergency medical personnel training must include information specific
to the medical needs of injured motorcyclists.
We want motorcyclists and others to have available and take advantage
of motorcycle-specific first response training programs.
TO GET THERE
Support the Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) Agenda for
the Future (NHTSA,
1996) and identify opportunities to integrate principles
of motorcycle safety with its core content.
The motorcycle community should also work with national Emergency
Medical Services, emergency medicine, and trauma groups to disseminate
information and aid in developing training on the initial care
of injured motorcyclists to likely first responders. This training
should include issues such as helmet removal and other life-support
techniques for injured motorcyclists.