POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Requiring Medical Support
Medical situations will be handled according to following
levels of decreasing severity. If there is any doubt regarding
the severity of a medical situation, the procedures for the
more severe level will be followed.
Level 3 medical situations are situations that require immediate medical support
services. Such situations include but are not limited to heart attacks, heat
stroke, and severe trauma and injuries such as broken bones and severe lacerations.
In a level 3 situation call 911 to have EMS come out
to your location, then call us to inform us of the situation.
If the situation occurs on the road a SAG vehicle will
immediately come out to your location to provide additional
Level 2 medical situations do not require immediate medical support
services but you
are unable to ride. Such situations include but are not limited to heat exhaustion,
and trauma and injuries such as sprains and severe bruises. If the medical
situation occurs while riding, call us and a SAG vehicle will come out to your
location and provide additional assistance.
If a medical situation cannot be adequately addressed
on the road, you will need to get it addressed on your
own at the supporting hospital in the next stopping town.
If you cannot wait to receive medical support services
we will consider the situation a Level 3 situation and
will have EMS come out to your location.
Level 1 medical situations do not require immediate
services and you still have a reasonable
ability to ride. Such situations are of a convenience
or comfort nature and include but are not limited to minor bumps, bruises,
scrapes, cuts, and chafing. Level 1 medical situations are the most common
and will be addressed at the rest stop locations.
If you are unsure about
your ability to continue riding, you should treat the
situation as a Level 2 medical situation and a SAG
vehicle will come out to your location to provide additional
assistance. We will never force you to continue riding
if you are unsure of your physical condition to do so.