I have been a
trained First Responder and I have rendered First Aid to/at car accidents, stabbings and gun shots, dog bite victims and kids who fell out of trees now and then across the span of multi decade career. I am not in any kid of First Responder profession anymore, but I still maintain my CPR and Basic First Aid and HazMat awareness level certifications current and I keep a medical First Aid kit at home and in my vehicles. For many things I am prepared. Even if surprised by the incident.
<Like the time a female housemate woke me up from a mid day nap to reveal that while prepping a potato for the microwave with a steak knife, she had somehow missed the potato and stabbed the knife blade through the top of her hand deep into the potato. The potato was now skewered to her palm. Working on the theory the knife blade itself was plugging the wound and preventing the blood from spurting out I threw on some clothes and drove her straight to the ER. The whole trip there I was praying the potato would not fall off. If it had then I would be bringing a woman partner stabbed with my knife inside my home into the ER with no proof of the story. To jail I would go. Luckily the potato was well skewered and stayed on until the doctors pulled it off. Yeah, as my step daughter said about the incident later, who is stupid enough to do something like that? And we both named the woman.
Anyway I was watching an after action medical emergency video today. It occurred to me that my little med kit in my truck would be wholly inadequate for this scenario and I need to add more CAT tourniquets, and maybe some more gauze pads. I am wondering also if a small plexi glass half back board would be something worth adding to the pick-ups storage bin.
This video below about two people on a motor cycle that lost an argument with a truck is graphic, bloody and intense, so if blood and real world injuries bother you, don't watch it.
The narrator gives his medical conclusion. I respect his knowledge but I would probably want to T the 2nd injury too. Also I am not really so sure as to whose injuries here are more severe. To me, stopping the video and looking at person 2 and the position of her hips and legs, I am thinking maybe her injuries may be at least as, if not more severe, but this is an opinion.
I am quite happy that I was never first on the scene for this kind of scenario. There is something about exposed broken bones that makes me cringe and here we have a lot of that. So I need to improve my med kit and enlarge the scenario possibilities when I travel. How about you? We have some med professionals here. Do you fully agree with the narrator's suggestions?.