Educational Institutions

Accident Scene Management Inc

  • Big Bend, WI
  • www.accidentscene.org

Mission Statement

Accident Scene Management was founded by Vicki Sanfelipo in 1996. Vicki, a surgical nurse and perioperative educator at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, recalls that she would always get uncomfortable when her fellow riders would say "I'm glad Vicki's along with us, she'll know what to do if one of us gets in an accident" Vicki knew that even she didn't know everything there was to know, because nursing school didn't cover the field of trauma, much less the trauma of a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than people riding in a passenger car, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. Vicki realized that the weakest link in the chain of emergency care was first response. First Aid and CPR classes don't address the critical aspects of motorcycle trauma, such as injury assessment, opening the airway, spine immobilization and removal of a full face helmet. In 1996, Vicki attended a class on motorcycle trauma geared to police and first responders. 6 months later, with a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Vicki had trained more than 700 people. She knew it was time to go all out with a comprehensive training program. And why stop at the Wisconsin border? Vicki was determined to have trained instructors in every state. She developed a seven hour program "A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist" and obtained nonprofit status for her organization, Accident Scene Management. It is the only such organization in the country. Since 1997, ASMI has trained more than 12,000 people and has over 100 instructors in 25 states. The class is helpful even if one never comes upon a motorcycle accident. A recent survey of course graduateds revealed that almost 90 percent said the training made them more careful motorcyclists. Vicki is highly sought as a speaker- in 2005 she discussed federal safety initiatives in Washington D.C. & she sits on a panel of Motorcycle safety experts at the DOT quarterly. In spring of 2006 she was featured at an international conference on motorcycle safety in Long Beach, CA & in Fall 2008 returned to CA to speak at teh Motorcycle Industry Council Symposium as well as provide training at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Although Vicki works two days a week at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and puts in another 30-40 hours volunteering for ASMI, she won't let up until this kind of training is as prevalent as basic motorcycle instruction. ASMI continues to lead the way in Motorycle Trauma outcomes and is working with teh Medical College of Wisconsin to do a study on "Best Pratice" as it relates to Helmet Removal.

Main Programs

  1. ASM Instructor Certification
  2. A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist
  3. Anatomy of a Motorycle Crash

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ruling year

1999

Executive Director since 1996

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Mrs. Vicki R Sanfelipo R.N.

Keywords

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EMS, First Aid, Bystander Assistance, Community Education, Trauma, Motorcycle, Safety, Crash, Accidents, Dispatch,

Notes from the Nonprofit

Despite our humble grass roots organization we have grown to become the Leading International Motorcycle Trauma Training Organization. So much needs to be accomplished from providing increased access to millions of potential students to implementing Best Practice Recommendations for surviving trauma. Join our cause!

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Also Known As

Road Guardians

EIN

39-1956579

 Number

1723797721

Physical Address

W231S8759 Wynn Dr

Big Bend, WI 53103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In a survey of 2000 students we found that 29% had used the information they learned within 3 years of taking the class. Their response was sometimes roadway incidents but other example that have been given where workplace and sporting events. Our class has been shown to increase safety awareness and comfort in assisting when help is needed.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

ASM Instructor Certification

ASM instructors are taught to offers 5 different programs. The first program is a 100 series class that teaches the basics of motorcycle trauma. The 200 series class is a Refresher of Basic Skills learned in the 100 series class. The 300 series "Advanced" program is only available to people who have completed the 100 series course course. This course helps prepare the student for roadside medical concerns and to be a better assistant to the EMS when they arrive. The 400 series program is geared toward emergency professionals that would like to learn more about motorcycle crashes. It focuses on professional rescuer safety, psychosocial concerns, helmet removal, jaw thrust breathing and features a motorcycle lab. The 500 series class is a refresher course for those who have taken the basic and advanced courses. It is a hands on skills lab, a brief overview and update of all skills learned. The refresher is recommended to be taken every 1-2 years.

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Program 2

A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist

Students of this full day (8 Hour) program learn how to address and prioritize in the first 5-20 minutes after a crash occurs in order to fill the gap between the time that a crash occurs and when professional help arrives.

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Program 3

Anatomy of a Motorycle Crash

Professional Rescuers learn the specific nuances of a Motorcycle Crash Response. They learn how to get a Motorcycle off of an injured rider, How to address Safety Gear including Helmets, How to avoid Head Tilt Chin Lift by doing a Jaw Thrust to open the Airway and how to address Psychosocial Concerns

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to reduce injuries and fatalities through education. We have focused on Motorcycle trauma for 19 years but in our 20th year we are wanting to take our successful program to other roadway users. We have developed a network of professional trainers whoa re ready to teach!
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. We are putting some of our program online in order to shorten our classroom time and make that time more hands on.
    2. We plan to offer both certification and non-certification programs to give students more choices and recognize that some information is better than no information.
    3. We are writing a business plan which we will submit to each state DOH and DOT requesting funds to develop and implement community education.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our structure is in place and is solid. We have a home office, a good and functional website, a learning management program and an event management program. We currently have 130 instructors in 32 states. We have secured a google grant program and we have a monthly newsletter and social media in place for getting the word out. We have trademarks and copyrights on our materials. WE are currently the only accredited bystander training organization in the USA.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We track all classes taught. Instructors are required to register classes and follow up with a student roster and evaluation summary after each class. Online training will be able to be easily tracked through reports.

  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have trained nearly 30,000 students since starting our organization and we grow each year with more instructors and more students. Our focus has been motorcycle trauma but our platform was built to be able to expand to other markets as we are able. Much of our challenge has been funding, partially due to our specific focus on Motorcyclists and the industry's resistance to embracing motorcycle trauma as a topic.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Vicki R Sanfelipo R.N.

BIO

Vicki Sanfelipo is an RN & EMT. She worked in hospital settings for 25 years before retiring in order to dedicate herself full time to teaching and managing Accident Scene Management. She has been riding her own motorcycle since 1987.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Bystander Training is vitally important in order to improve our EMS. More Professional Training, Improved Equipment and Communications are great but they do not address the most critical moments after a crash occurs. Community Bystander Training is, perhaps, the most economical way we can improve our EMS system as it exists today."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Vicki Sanfelipo RN/EMT

Accident Scene Management

Term: Jan 1996 - Jan 2012

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