Message from Phillip Wiglesworth - FL in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical

2017-08-27 01:49:24 UTC  

No problem!

2017-08-27 02:09:03 UTC  

Aye and ice and elevation can't hurt either

2017-08-27 02:18:09 UTC  

@Deleted User Thank you too

2017-08-27 02:46:00 UTC  

All of the above is great

2017-08-28 02:13:11 UTC  

@everyone who will be going to an event any time soon? I'm going to be making small kits for the medics in the crowd, and an ambulance bag for the triage point/medic truck. For the higher ups, I think this would be the best way to coordinate the medic teams. C-ville was kind of a cluster-f for us, and I think we should focus on getting structured. This includes comms, universal kit setups, a point that all elements (security, etc.) Know where to take someone for medical care.

2017-08-28 02:37:05 UTC  

Great idea, Joe. I know we'd be interested in those kits.

2017-08-28 02:39:40 UTC  

We're working on some better concoctions to deal with injuries from bear mace, acid, and bleach.

2017-08-28 02:40:57 UTC  

Our own ambulance service would be a good idea too, with a truck/van waiting to medevac someone to the nearest hospital.

2017-08-28 09:31:07 UTC  

Would save our guys a good bit of cash too

2017-08-28 18:35:50 UTC  

From a logistics perspective if doing a big event like cville I agree Wiley.

2017-08-28 19:45:25 UTC  

@Erika can you have someone post your mace remedy in the medic lessons thread?

2017-08-28 19:54:08 UTC  

@Deleted User I'll write it up tonight and send it to whoever has the ability to post in that channel.

2017-08-28 20:03:06 UTC  

I need that dmed to me also if you can thanks! @Erika

2017-08-28 20:03:26 UTC  

@Louis Loire - NY absolutely!

2017-08-28 21:20:00 UTC  

I'm trying to find a cheap small bag guys can buy without sweating it. Any ideas on what we need in them? So far:
2x large gauze
1x tourniquet
1x bottle of saline
1x bottle of pepper spray remedy
5x 4x4 gauze
1x coban
1x tape
1x medical sheers
2x Cold packs
Sanitizer wipes
Alcohol preps
Anything else you guys can think of for first responders in the crowd?

2017-08-28 21:26:15 UTC  

I can tell you one thing, with the amount of pepper spray I had to treat at Cville, a lot of gauze is needed. I was using so much and I didn't even treat any bloody wounds.

2017-08-28 21:29:39 UTC  

ab pads or 5x9s work well for wiping off the solution and having a soaked pad to leave the patient

2017-08-28 21:41:49 UTC  

^ absolutely
4x4s and cut strips of 4" gauze rolls also worked well for me

2017-08-29 17:43:57 UTC  

Any doctors, PA's, RN's, or radiology professionals who would know enough about my calcaneus x-ray to tell me what it looks like to them?

2017-08-29 17:45:26 UTC  

@here ☝🏻

2017-08-29 17:45:36 UTC  

I'm horrified at what my surgeon told me today >.<

2017-08-29 18:14:13 UTC  

The surgeon will know more than me and most here so id recommend listening to your team

2017-08-29 18:38:28 UTC  

Oh I am for sure, he just made it sound like I'm doomed if I don't do this or this or this, etc

2017-08-29 18:39:15 UTC  

@Phillip Wiglesworth - FL what did he say? If you're comfortable sharing.

2017-08-29 18:40:41 UTC  

He might be saying avoiding surgery will lead to futher complications and permanent injury

2017-08-29 18:41:01 UTC  

I'd do the surgery avoid future pain

2017-08-29 18:41:47 UTC  

basically that.

2017-08-29 18:43:01 UTC  

Yeah I'd do the surgery its not worth trying to avoid it esp if the bone damage is bad

2017-08-29 18:43:15 UTC  

my calcaneus is broken all the way through, that much is really obvious from the x-rays. and since my ER visit, it's spreading further apart due to achilles tendon pulling on it. so now there's a sharp edge from the fracture poking up into the ankle joint, which will cause traumatic arthritis if I don't get surgery, he said

2017-08-29 18:43:44 UTC  

I cracked my hip when I was 18 and didn't get the recommended surgery wish I did thing still hurts sometimes

2017-08-29 18:44:23 UTC  

Yeah get the surgery that injury sounds like it will only get worse

2017-08-29 18:44:32 UTC  

Not something to fuck with

2017-08-29 18:44:34 UTC  

my foot is super swollen right now, with some pitting he can't do the surgery for a few weeks until that goes away

2017-08-29 18:44:57 UTC  

Untill then obey all directions given

2017-08-29 18:45:22 UTC  

so ya basically, I'm confined to my bed with my foot elevated above my heart. and bored watching movies lol

2017-08-29 18:52:49 UTC  

If you're gonna be in the rwds, you have to be able to use your feet😂

2017-08-29 18:53:55 UTC  

I guess my concern outright is that since it's worker's comp, I've been told sometimes doctors dealing with worker's comp cases basically just do what the worker's comp ins people tell them to do b/c it's such a pain in the ass for them to fight for what SHOULD be done

2017-08-29 20:19:14 UTC  

Have any of you looked into using x-rays for wound treatment

2017-08-29 20:19:40 UTC  

It would be very valuable in a situation where antibiotics were difficult to obtain

2017-08-29 20:20:53 UTC  

I would think that if antibiotics were difficult to obtain, x-rays would be even moreso.

2017-08-29 20:21:40 UTC  

No all u need is a battery