Message from Louis Loire - NY in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical

2017-12-11 02:25:20 UTC  


2017-12-11 02:26:09 UTC  

Do you have tennis elbow? Any inflammation? Change in color? Does it only hurt while under weight or when you use it normally?

2017-12-11 02:35:40 UTC  

not to discount in any way the dangers of ammonia gas..but the above video is actually a staged training exercise

2017-12-11 02:43:19 UTC  

I originally saw that as part of a FD hazmat training course, anhydrous ammonia is often present at meth labs, and in the full vid there is a series of credits at the end, noting that the video was developed as part of a training program. That being said, anhydrous ammonia is an intense irritant that can certainly kill you in a high enough concentration,

2017-12-22 19:51:29 UTC  

Is there anything I should tell someone who has pnemonia besides "go to the doctor"?

2017-12-22 20:01:39 UTC  

I can give you a ride

2017-12-22 20:02:03 UTC  

Wear a mask and wash your hands

2017-12-22 21:17:05 UTC  

@this_that5553 I'll pitch in to buy an ambulance if you can get a driver and a few EMTs.

2017-12-22 21:41:18 UTC  

Biggest problem with that would be licensing

2017-12-22 21:41:25 UTC  

Legal hurdles

2017-12-23 19:16:24 UTC  
2017-12-23 19:16:55 UTC  

How do you know they have pneumonia? @Jacob

2017-12-23 19:17:28 UTC  

@ me in response please,

2017-12-23 20:02:59 UTC  

@Deleted User Turned out it was sinusitis

2017-12-23 20:14:42 UTC  

Yeah that's usually the case. Don't fuck around with pneumonia.

2017-12-24 01:57:24 UTC  

I've had pneumonia a couple of times, not fun

2017-12-29 17:24:04 UTC  

>there is a nationwide shortage of EMS

"Shortages" only exist when price is kept artificially low. So either regulation is keeping EMS salaries low enough that it's not worth doing, or the people who *want* more EMS aren't willing to *pay* for it, and so instead call it a “shortage”.

2017-12-29 19:15:03 UTC  

From experience most of the work is not worth doing

2017-12-29 19:15:39 UTC  

Take empress ems one the the biggest companies in the tri state area they pay 12 an hour to work in the hood of NYC and Yonkers

2017-12-29 19:16:03 UTC  

Dealing with pcp junkies stabbings ect for 12 am hour yeah no thanks..

2018-01-11 23:27:16 UTC  

I'm going to a protest/rally in Chicago this weekend, I'm thinking I should bring some basic essential medical supplies just in case

2018-01-11 23:27:24 UTC  

I'm certified in first aid/CPR by the red cross too

2018-01-11 23:27:37 UTC  

What are the absolute essentials I should bring? what's the best remedy for pepper spray?

2018-01-11 23:28:02 UTC  

@here ^

2018-01-11 23:29:26 UTC  

basic med kit should be fine I'm sure many cops will be there for pepper spray use some sort of calcium digestive medicine mixed with water

2018-01-11 23:29:52 UTC  

pepper spray is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be

2018-01-11 23:30:26 UTC  

This is my remedy. Worked wonders at Charlottesville.

2018-01-11 23:32:56 UTC  

where can i get maalox?

2018-01-11 23:34:40 UTC  

Any drug store or Walmart or target or whatever

2018-01-11 23:34:50 UTC  

Look with the tums and stomachs remedies

2018-01-11 23:35:00 UTC  

Typically in a white or blue bottle, it’s a liquid

2018-01-11 23:36:45 UTC  

you can get the store brand it will be the same ingredients

2018-01-11 23:45:55 UTC  

is baby wash just baby soap?

2018-01-11 23:46:27 UTC  

Yeah, get the store brand. You'll save at least 2 or 3 bucks. Just look at the active ingredients. They're the same. And avoid getting cherry or peppermint flavored antacid.

2018-01-11 23:46:39 UTC  

And yes, baby wash is just baby soap

2018-01-11 23:47:04 UTC  

It just has to be marked at "tear free".

2018-01-11 23:51:46 UTC  

Awesome thank you

2018-01-13 01:07:16 UTC  

I couldn't find plain flavored antacid. it was all flavored

2018-01-13 09:57:55 UTC  

if I can't find plain liquid antacid, will the flavored stuff work? are there any good substitutes? @Erika @Louis Loire - NY @Deleted User

2018-01-13 15:00:18 UTC  

Weird. The flavored stuff will work. Just go with the cherry flavor instead of the peppermint flavor I sometimes see.