Message from Leah - VA in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical


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
◻️
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  

2017-09-02 00:01:00 UTC  

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.

2017-09-08 21:46:17 UTC  

I thought that, but it was really abnormally cool outside. He works outside all the time in heat with no effect like this. You're probably right, it's just hard getting him to go to the doctor.

2017-09-08 21:47:04 UTC  

Interesting. Well I hope you can get him checked out and everything is alright!

2017-09-08 22:21:01 UTC  

Thanks, @Ike#5340 🙂

2017-09-08 22:29:37 UTC  
2017-09-08 22:30:26 UTC  

Bring him to the drs

2017-09-08 22:30:40 UTC  

Sounds like a case of vertigo

2017-09-08 22:31:05 UTC  

Could be from a number of causes but best not to take any chances with an older person

2017-09-08 22:32:03 UTC  

@Leah - VA take him to ER now

2017-09-08 22:32:22 UTC  

That's very concerning for cardiac

2017-09-08 22:32:36 UTC  

Rule of thumb is any condition that dose not improve with time should be taken seriously

2017-09-08 22:48:35 UTC  

@Leah - VA when you can, please confirm you got that. Feel free to dm any further questions if you want.

2017-09-08 23:40:39 UTC  

Thank you both so much. You've really helped so much and I've passed it all on to my parents.

2017-09-09 00:20:15 UTC  

Thank you @Deleted User for notification btw

2017-09-09 00:21:59 UTC  

@Deleted User @Louis Loire - NY haha no thank you guys for the quick response! It's like our own little virtual 911 lol

2017-09-09 00:22:34 UTC  

👨‍⚕️ 🚒

2017-09-09 00:25:06 UTC  

Any time, that shits scary

2017-09-17 13:38:45 UTC  

About a week ago I turned my ankle on a rock while hiking. The outer park of my foot banged into another rock. For the last week it has hurt to walk. The weird thing is there are no bruises or swelling. The pain is mostly local but occassionally I will have some shooting pain in my foot. Do anyone have any idea what's wrong?

2017-09-18 00:06:40 UTC  
2017-09-18 00:13:53 UTC  

Should have iced and heated it as soon as this happened