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    Quote Originally Posted by Ga9mm View Post
    That's why I only get medical info from watching ER and House.
    MacGyver had some pretty neat tricks as well.



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    Anybody watching "Spartacus" these days? Hell, the gladiators stitch each other up, no anesthesia either. So, hey, if they can do it...

    ER, McGyver, Spartacus...if someone sues me for internet medical advice, I will counter with the notorious "TV Defense"...I saw it on TV, so it has to be true! (TV trumps Internet because its been around longer.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    Anybody watching "Spartacus" these days? Hell, the gladiators stitch each other up, no anesthesia either. So, hey, if they can do it...

    ER, McGyver, Spartacus...if someone sues me for internet medical advice, I will counter with the notorious "TV Defense"...I saw it on TV, so it has to be true! (TV trumps Internet because its been around longer.)
    Well Yea...

    Remember the TV show "Emergency".. Those guys were cool.. My younger brother and I used up all the band-aids, gauze pads and medical tape. Mom got mad...

    "Emergency!" (1972)

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    Getting back to the Subject...

    Some of the things I learned in the military,
    In third world countries, livestock antibiotics are cheap and work well.
    They come off the same production lines as the 'Human' equivalent, but are usually not 'Buffered' for human digestive tract.

    Hog pharmaceuticals work particularly well since hogs and humans share much of the same digestive tract and infections.
    Hog pharmaceuticals are usually graduated by body weight, and they are NOT afraid to over medicate a hog to get rid of the infections the first pass.

    Using 'Fish Hooks' for sutures is a REALLY bad idea.
    Anti-rust coatings on the fish hooks will often react with human tissue and you wind up poisoning yourself.
    Nickel plated fish hooks are particularly bad because human skin will absorb the nickel and nickel WILL heavy metal poison you very quickly.

    Suture packs are cheap and available, so are surgical staplers, a MUCH better way to do things.
    Staplers can be used one handed so if you are working on yourself, that's a big bonus,
    Plus you don't have to try and tie a suture knot with them, which can be darn near impossible one handed...

    Gauze and super glue is a very quick way to close gaping wounds.
    Quick and effective, glue one side down, pull the wound closed with the gauze and glue the other side.
    Stings, but is better than sutures and it's MUCH faster.

    A good clean cut, like with a knife that slipped, can be super glued back together very efficiently (AFTER it's cleaned!)
    Super glue will seal in any contaminants, so the wound MUST be cleaned!
    For small scale wounds, that's or causing the wound to bleed freely for a while before you close things up...
    Or using something like 'Betadine' (Iodine Solution) to clean the wound.

    A product called 'Quick Clot' is available, and it works, trust me!
    Stings like the dickens, but that's minor if you are REALLY bleeding.

    If there is something like a finger cut off, MOISTEN it (NOT SOAK!), put it in a surgical glove, tie it shut, and put it in a cooler or on ice until you can get help.

    There is a little gadget called a 'Towel Clamp' that is intended to hold surgical towels in place during surgery.
    They are GREAT for temporally closing gaping wounds until you can get to a hospital for proper care and wound cleaning/closure.
    Our corpsman carried several and they were invaluable.

    I've seen immobilization splints made of boards, magazines, rolled up towels for neck braces,
    Anything handy to keep someone with trauma immobilized.

    DO NOT use a tourniquet unless the extremity is COMPLETELY shredded or missing!
    Once you use a tourniquet, there is very little chance the limb will survive.
    In the event of a shredded or missing limb, you are MUCH better off trying to clamp the 'Bleeder' with hemostats or something of the like, and use pressure bandages to stop the rest of the bleeding, rather than using a tourniquet.

    BETADINE is a wonderful thing to have on hand!

    It's cheap, stores well, can be used DIRECTLY in open wounds, and kills EVERYTHING in the wound without burning up the wound.
    Sold in name brand and generic form at any discount or drug store.

    Also works great for disinfecting the HANDS of the first responders both before and after they work on somebody.
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    DO NOT try and do 'Meatball' surgery yourself!

    Since you have NO IDEA what you are doing, you can easily destroy nerves, blood vessels, ect. and cause someone to loose use of, or loose the limb or even die.

    I've had EXTENSIVE military 'Field First Aid' training, and if you don't know EXACTLY what you are doing, you can cause MUCH MORE DAMAGE trying to do something you don't understand...
    I know just enough to be really dangerous, the difference is, I KNOW that I'm dangerous, most people don't have a clue!

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