Message from Phillip Wiglesworth - FL in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
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 bottle of saline
1x bottle of pepper spray remedy
5x 4x4 gauze
1x medical sheers
2x Cold packs
Anything else you guys can think of for first responders in the crowd?
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.
ab pads or 5x9s work well for wiping off the solution and having a soaked pad to leave the patient
4x4s and cut strips of 4" gauze rolls also worked well for me
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?
I'm horrified at what my surgeon told me today >.<
The surgeon will know more than me and most here so id recommend listening to your team
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
@Phillip Wiglesworth - FL what did he say? If you're comfortable sharing.
He might be saying avoiding surgery will lead to futher complications and permanent injury
I'd do the surgery avoid future pain
Yeah I'd do the surgery its not worth trying to avoid it esp if the bone damage is bad
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
I cracked my hip when I was 18 and didn't get the recommended surgery wish I did thing still hurts sometimes
Yeah get the surgery that injury sounds like it will only get worse
Not something to fuck with
my foot is super swollen right now, with some pitting edema...so he can't do the surgery for a few weeks until that goes away
Untill then obey all directions given
so ya basically, I'm confined to my bed with my foot elevated above my heart. and bored watching movies lol
If you're gonna be in the rwds, you have to be able to use your feet😂
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
Have any of you looked into using x-rays for wound treatment
It would be very valuable in a situation where antibiotics were difficult to obtain
I would think that if antibiotics were difficult to obtain, x-rays would be even moreso.
No all u need is a battery
A small solar panel could obtain charge for a dozen or more treatments a day and a battery could hold hundreds
Small x Ray generators exist about the size of a large smartphone
You only need 50kV or less for surface treatments
@Deleted User , Spencer & co will be at the University of Florida on September 12.
@Deleted User looking forward to seeing y'all again! I'll be there, and I'm assembling a Florida EMS squad. Hopefully less pepper spray and more cops doing their job this time
Really looking forward to medical lessons. I'm sure IE has at least a couple nurses, or perhaps a doctor to teach us
I'm typing up the how to deal with defensive sprays guide right now. Hopefully I'll have it done tonight. The most common medical issue we seemingly have to deal with at events right now is getting pepper sprayed, so really, everyone should be prepared to know how to deal with it
Here's a lesson, if you're ever feeling soft on the euthanasia question, do a ride along on an ambulance. It's been a rough night.
Ugh. Sorry brother
Here's my "how to" guide of how to manage a patient who has been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, or sprayed with household cleaning products.
Feel free to post in <#339425301434204170>, if you have the permission to do so.
May someone repost that in PDF format
Google docs tracks you