As per recommendations by the IHF and PHECC issued on June 1st, 2023, FBoS will follow the reintroduction of rescue breaths to the assessed skills set. Also in line with this, we will reintroduce the use of pocket masks.
‘For responders providing CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest, the responder must assess the risk and decide whether to provide rescue breaths via mouth to mouth or mouth to mask methods. It is reasonable to provide compression-only CPR where the responder considers there to be a risk, or they are not comfortable providing rescue breaths.
It should be noted that the benefit of providing rescue breaths to children and infants generally outweighs the risk of disease transmission and rescue breaths should, where possible, be provided to this patient group.’ (PHECC / IHF / AHA 01.06.2023)
Motorcycle Safety Training For Emergency Response Skills
Welcome to the B.I.K.E.R.S. Training web site, home of the First Bike on Scene (FBoS) – Emergency Response Skills (ERS) Course! Please check our “Course and Booking” page for the next available date.
Set up in 2011, B.I.K.E.R.S. Training aims to contribute to the road safety of motorcyclists by providing them with immediate care skills in the event of coming across a road traffic collision, involving another biker.
It is our hope to take away the fear from approaching and dealing with an accident scene, while potentially making a huge difference to the injured person.
The courses are run by a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals and motorcycle enthusiasts, who are acutely aware of the daily risks bikers face on the road. In the last ten years we have trained nearly 1500 riders and motorists across Ireland and the UK.
Over the years we have noted a consistently concerning trend with motorcycles excessively featuring in the Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) annual statistics from the Road Safety Authority in Ireland and comparable data from NI and U.K. agencies.
We are a commercial initiative but are delighted to be working in close partnership with the FBoS UK Ltd, the Police Service of Northern Ireland Bikesafe Team and The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association.
The First Bike on Scene course was originally developed by paramedics working in the North West Ambulance Service(UK) back in 2003/4. Due to the nature of their work and being bikers themselves, they realised the need for a medical emergency care course appropriate to the needs of injured motorcyclists. So in the unfortunate event of witnessing a motorcycle accident you will benefit from the emergency response skills and knowledge imparted on this course. By learning an appropriate strategy for dealing with an accident scene, it is our hope that it may give you the confidence to make a difference to some ones life. You need no previous training in first-aid to take part .
- Safe approach and management of an accident scene
- Airway Management
- Injury Assessment
- Management of head and neck (c-spine) injuries
- Control of Bleeding
- Recognition of catastrophic Bleeding
- Safe helmet removal in special circumstances
- Log Roll
- Trauma CPR
- Irish Heart Foundation Adult CPR with Automated External Defibrillator
Following a successful skills assessment, as laid out by the North West Ambulance Service, you will receive a certificate of competency. It is issued by the Outreach Rescue Medic Skills, UK. Each certificate has a unique ID Number and is valid for 2 years.
The CPR / AED module is separately certified through the Irish Heart Foundation and successful candidates will receive the Heart Saver Adult CPR and AED certificate.
However this course does not substitute an Occupational First Aid Course for the workplace as required by your employer under Health&Safety Legislation.
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The course is aimed at providing emergency response skills training for Motorcyclists.