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In mid 2012, ZKMC held a first aid symposia with Crash Industries. Our presenter Kim is a paramedic, and tailored the sessions to have what she refers to as a ghetto focus. This means a more DIY/make-do ethos, and an attempt to give us the knowledge to help make more informed decisions if we are away from immediate medical care and find our selves or our riding companions in need of assistance.
This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care, but an acknowledgement of the reality that such care may not always be available.
We recorded both sessions, and due to the informal nature of the evenings, some of the content differs from night to night due to the questions and interests of those in attendance. The sections on reducing dislocations mostly contain commentary while we watched youtube videos that demonstrated the actual techniques. If you are interested in learning these techniques it is probably going to be more helpful to track down some videos on your own, but I have included the audio from these sessions for completeness sake.
Similarly the sections dealing with helmet removal were largely hands on demonstrations. When and if the video of these sessions is processed, this will be made available.
If you prefer to listen to the recordings on your own mp3 device instead of a web browser, downloadable archives follow the individual links.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as informal advice.
Chosing to act on what is presented here or anywhere on the internet is at your own discretion and risk. If you are in doubt, consult your physician.
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Another good way to maximise utility without waste or excessive cost is to do a group buy. Shout out to the ZKMC mailing list and offer to buy a box of banadryl, or sudafed, and share it out with others, if they do the same with another drug or supply.
Here are some other options for items that may or may not be on the cheap, but can be useful.
If you're less concerned about doing it on the cheap, there are some good pre-made kits and purpose designed packs out there