About Scott

 

To contact Scott, email him at Sparky9cougar@comcast.net

I have been bicycling, hiking, and skiing since grade school and when I retired from the Federal Government in 2008, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I went to EMT School. I had been doing bicycle tours for two decades and I have seen many serious bicycle accidents. The worst injury was on a fundraiser to support a hospital. A bicyclist went down and was seriously hurt. Although this happened in a very popular area of Colorado, there was no cell coverage and the cyclist had to ride to find coverage in order to call 911. A group of us formed around the patient and many of us were medical professionals but no one was very experienced in pre-hospital medical care. It took about 30 minutes before the EMS arrived and from that moment on, I realized how important riding medics and pre-hospital medicine are to the bicycling community.

Currently, I am a riding medic and/or AID Station Medic on cycling tours all over the US. I divide my time doing ski patrol in the winter and bike medic riding in the summer. Over the past few years, I have seen and treated almost every kind of bicycle accident/injury and the more I see, the more I know that there is a need for First Aid designed specifically for bicycle touring. Continually, I see the same type of injuries over and over. Therefore, I have come up with the 10 most frequent bicycle injuries. I believe that learning how to provide First Aid for these injuries is a must for every bicyclist. Frequently, we are over 30 minutes away from EMS/hospital medicine and sometimes we are faced with life and death situations. Knowing what to do can mean all the difference in the world and that is the purpose of this website. To get the word out to bicyclist on what to do when accidents happen.

Scott Houchin is a Nationally Certified EMT as well as an active member of the National Ski Patrol. Scott is also a Certified Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid and Wilderness First Aid Instructor; and American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor.