Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 3 May 2008.
Cyclist life saver.
If you're going to have an accident like that, he's the sort of bloke you want around when it happens.
Chapeux to that man.
Lucky he was there. There are some things that they just can't prepare you for in basic first aid.
oh good god!
Gawld, that sends shivers down me....the gods must have been looking down on her.
It was indeed extremely lucky timing.
The road it happened on used to make up part of my commute - it's a very lumpy bit of road.
I can't decide if that's lucky or unlucky. It's a fairly freakish accident to have the brake lever sever your femoral artery and then just to balance it up along comes a vascular surgeon. Not one you'd have guessed from a 'what happened next' clip.
Thats a difficult injury to treat on the spot
The Red Cross/St Johns courses teach the use of pressure, torniquets are supposed to be a big no-no as you can loose all circulation to the limb
How ever, if its completely pissing blood you arent going to to stop it unless you can clamp off the artery, the armed forces have gone back to using torniquets in cases of a severed main artery
The civvy first aid course wont tell you to use one though because of the litigation angle, if its squirting blood on your face pressure wont stop it though
Its your call guys
I feel all a bit faint after reading that...I.... I think I'm going to........
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