VeloMed Watches Out For Injured Cyclists

Sep 15, 2014

Healthcare professions who ride with Velo-Med deploy in pairs; one to aid an injured rider they may encounter, the other to make sure the scene is safe--for other riders as well as the individuals on the ground.

   No one is in a better position to aid an injured bicyclist than another rider—especially when that other rider is also a doctor or nurse. So that’s what Velo-Med was created to do.

  From concept to active reality, Velo-Med is less than a year old. And founder Dr. Stephen Meffert says it has been a definite learning curve for both organizers and participants.

One of those learning areas. Meffert adds, has centered on managing the scene when a fall or accident has happened.

Credit Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition