In this episode of RoyOnRescue, I take a look at the details of the recent Lindsey Vonn skiing accident and what mechanism of injury caused the serious knee injury she suffered. Watch actual footage of the accident while I comment on how the crash caused her injuries. Then, discuss what steps you might take to minimize further damage and what you would do as the rescuer on scene prior to air evacuation.
It’s been almost three weeks since my last episode was posted! Just for the record…it’s partly because I’ve filled my Hard Disk and was short by about 4GB of RAM. Seriously though, after suffering some technical problems I’m back in swing and hope to have several new posts in the next few days. I’m also working on a new RoyOnRescue format to freshen things up and keep them moving in a direction that you would like to see them go. In this episode, I cover a topic that was brought to me by a person who saw a road cyclist crash. They were in bad condition and she wasn’t sure what to do. I thought I’d take a minute to answer this while I upgrade my hardware on the old MacBook and rest before continuing work on the new style creation for the new upcoming year. I hope this is helpful. Keep the questions and comments coming and if you have a story that you’d like to share and get the RoyOnRescue point of view, please email email@example.com.
In this episode of RoyOnRescue, Roy talks about why cardiac arrests secondary to traumatic injuries, especially rapid deceleration accidents are so hard to resuscitate. Roy goes a bit more in depth about how every deceleration or rapid acceleration accident really is more like three different collisions. Car hits wall, body hits car and organs hit inside of the body…that’s 3. Now take a closer look at how it happens in this episode of RoyOnRescue.