Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical


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 edema...so 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

2017-08-29 20:22:12 UTC  

A small solar panel could obtain charge for a dozen or more treatments a day and a battery could hold hundreds

2017-08-29 20:22:38 UTC  

Small x Ray generators exist about the size of a large smartphone

2017-08-29 20:23:09 UTC  

You only need 50kV or less for surface treatments

2017-08-30 07:14:20 UTC  

@Deleted User , Spencer & co will be at the University of Florida on September 12.

2017-08-30 07:18:17 UTC  

@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

2017-09-01 01:07:13 UTC  

Really looking forward to medical lessons. I'm sure IE has at least a couple nurses, or perhaps a doctor to teach us

2017-09-01 01:10:24 UTC  

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

2017-09-01 02:51:15 UTC  

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.

2017-09-01 21:13:35 UTC  

Ugh. Sorry brother

2017-09-01 21:20:02 UTC  

@everyone
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.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LrOU069vMZX6-8VVBrmc11op0cTO45cfKOt3_oGIDqc
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Feel free to post in <#339425301434204170>, if you have the permission to do so.

2017-09-01 21:20:46 UTC  

May someone repost that in PDF format

2017-09-01 21:20:58 UTC  

Google docs tracks you

2017-09-01 21:45:32 UTC  

@Erika Thank you for this very good information

2017-09-01 21:46:00 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712621503479809/353294447334916097/1.png

2017-09-01 21:46:08 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712621503479809/353294481883398147/2.png

2017-09-01 21:46:55 UTC  

@Erika pin this

2017-09-01 21:47:18 UTC  

I'm a pleb. I can't pin anything.

2017-09-01 21:47:41 UTC  

Glad I got lasik don't have to wear contacts anymore

2017-09-01 21:48:20 UTC  

Thanks

2017-09-01 21:49:02 UTC  

Apparently, at Cville someone told another attendee that contact lenses protect your eyes from pepper spray and what not. I have no clue who told that person that info, but it's a retarded and dangerous statement to make. I highly recommend just wearing glasses to activism events.

2017-09-01 21:52:40 UTC  

^^

2017-09-01 23:10:17 UTC  

Yeah, sometimes bringing people back from an arrest isn't really doing them any favors..... But, we do it..... uggghhhh

2017-09-02 00:00:55 UTC  

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2017-09-02 12:01:18 UTC  

Jack you want a gas mask with a nato filter will be easier to find replacements plus its a far better mask

2017-09-08 21:20:53 UTC  

@here Hey guys I have a question and I was wondering if you guys could help. My dad isn't well and I'm not sure how serious it is or if he should see a doctor. He had been working all morning and was finishing up when he was suddenly struck with extremely intense dizziness. He couldn't even stand up. He had been absolutely fine before then. Thinking it might be really low blood sugar (it was 2 pm and he hadn't eaten since the day before) my mom made him drink some juice. After about 20 minutes he made it inside but only with my moms help. He said he was really tired and laid down and then immediately started violently throwing up. He said he was cold and then fell into a really deep sleep and has been sleeping for awhile now. He's a big tough guy so this is very strange for him. Obviously google is no help and I'm really worried. Any ideas what it could be or what steps we can take? Any signs of it being serious? Sorry for the length, just trying to be as detailed as I can...

2017-09-08 21:31:50 UTC  

Could it be heat related? It looks like some of the symptoms are related to heat exhaustion/stroke. I'm not an expert but in my opinion it wouldn't hurt to contact a doctor and see what they think.