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  • *snip* Airborne infection control requires a one way valve. *snip* really that should be one way valve with a TB or microbe filter.... Bethoc
    Bethoc (Lesley) Nov 1, 2010
  • whilst this is a good idea in theory, it does not actually provide you or your patient with true infection or barrier control. Airborne infection control requires a one way valve. A hole in a bag also cannot guarentee either droplet or solid materials moving between individuals. I wouldn`t recommended it because I doubt it would be supported as an appropriate (legal) first aid tool...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Nov 1, 2010
  • Greetings unto the List! Great answers so far... 1) You do not have your kit. How will this impact what you do? Will this impact what you do? After initial securing the scene and assessment of ABCs, I'm going to determine how bad that bleeding is based on mechanism of injury, causative tool and location on the body. Is it spurting and bright red arterial? Is it slow and venous...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Nov 1, 2010
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  • The only thing I don't like about rattan being an arm splint is the narrow width. Ideally even an improvised one should be wider than the limb.. and considering some of the sizes of our fighters (muscled up and molson muscle both) a rattan sword may not be sufficient. Now, for lower limbs, with one secured to either side of the length of the leg (groin to beyond the foot) that's...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Jan 23, 2010
  • That's the best part about improvisational first aid - you don't need to be good with commercial splints! For long limbs, pick something that won't bend, is wider than the limb and is long enough to stabilize the joint above and below the injury. In this case, for a forearm, you could use a piece of wood (the lid of a feast gear box for example), thick carboard (cut up a cardboard...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Jan 23, 2010
  • Excellent points so far, especially the splinting and need for medical intervention (Xrays to diagnose and cast). A couple more things to consider.. -closed wound, therefore you can put ice on it 15 mins on and off, with a cloth barrier to be nice to the skin -use a commercial sling or improvised sling to elevate and immobilize the limb to the body to prevent it from jostling...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Jan 22, 2010
  • Eryny allued to the difference between men and women with heart attack symptoms and provided a link to substantiate her point. Very nice. However, from personal experience, I'd like to point out that 1) it is also less common for men to have the crushing left sided "classic" arm and left sided chest pain caused by a heart attack (the left sided grab the chest collapse is "old...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Dec 21, 2009
  • Greetings (putting her emergency nurse hat on) Brian the Green said.. *snipped* Things to remember when doing it: [using a POV] - Know where you are going... - Know where to get in... the emergency entrance by the ambulances and not the regular front door *snipped* for clarification, most emergency departments that accept amublances have a separate drive up entrance for medical...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Dec 12, 2009
  • I`d like to know whether or not any of that flash fire caused facial burns which, depending on the severity and degree of swelling to the nose and mouth +/- smoke or fume inhalation (depending upon the accelerant) could be a more serious problem than a second degree burn to the hand (although the palm is considered a higher degree of importance even with first degree burns...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Dec 3, 2009
  • As much as some may want to support our their political approach to this hot topic, the bottom line is that the priority for care has to focus on the individual attendee. Paramedics don't like being called "ambulance drivers" for example, but they will still take someone to the hospital who calls them an ambulance driver. I agree that if people are being cared for appropriately, it...
    Bethoc (Lesley) Jul 17, 2007