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by painiac
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My new kit designation: Personal Medical Emergency Bag-PMEB
Replies: 12
Views: 2450

Re: My new kit designation: Personal Medical Emergency Bag-P

I'm necro-ing this thread for a very important public service announcement: If you have abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting (if you're vomiting but able to keep liquids or food down, you don't need to be there), or anything that could conceivably require a surgical procedure (possible fracture, chest pa...
by painiac
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Bag Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Medical Bag Theory

Great post. There are a lot of good ideas here. It cannot be overemphasized that accumulating all the gear you simply have to have "just in case" makes it too hard to transport your kit. I definitely second the point that there really aren't any common injuries that can't be treated with Kerlix, 4x4...
by painiac
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

VXMerlinXV wrote:Don't sweat it in the slightest, I was nit-picking what is one of the best posts on here in a while.
Thank you. I'm glad that you did, because the additional discussion is valuable expansion to anyone who reads through the thread.
by painiac
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

The reason I brought it up in this thread was as a challenge the idea that a rescue airway was needed for proper cardiac care, as stated in paniac's initial posting (which was, for the most part, awesome, and spot on) Without RSI, a patient can either be BVMed, or will be without a gag and either t...
by painiac
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Good answer. I like your attitude already.....you didn't assume I was attacking you. I respect that cool informational head....yes, it is different for me now but for many many years it wasn't. I actually prefer dogs over humans now as patients. When I'm on rotation here in East Africa, I usually u...
by painiac
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Do you find the rescue airway particularly useful in the EM setting? The vast majority of use I've seen is for airway management under sedation, either peri-procedure or secondary to RSI with a failed tube insertion. Other than that, BLS airway works for me. In the ER where I work, we've only used ...
by painiac
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)

. painiac's Essential Guide to Physical Assessment Skills: Part 2, Cardiothoracic Issues, Respiratory Complaints, and Chest Pain People frequently present to the Emergency Room for evaluation with a complaint of chest pain, shortness of breath, or both. There are numerous possible causes, ranging fr...
by painiac
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Alternative remedies for bleeding control
Replies: 18
Views: 4716

Re: Alternative remedies for bleeding control

Hey guys, I'm late to this party, so I'm sure this topic has been beat to death. If so, I'm very sorry. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with home remedies for bleeding control? Working in the ER I've seen people swear that blue ink from a standard pen directly in the wound stops bleeding...
by painiac
Sun May 08, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?

I mostly use the H&H flat-packed primed gauze since it tends to fit better in my kits. That's what I've always packed, too, and that was precisely the brand that was rumored to be contaminated. However, the only reference to it that I'm even seeing now is here: http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2...
by painiac
Sun May 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?

I remember seeing something last year about H&H PriMed gauze being linked to fungal infections. I'm not able to find any more information about it, such as whether this issue has been resolved. What do you guys know about this? Does this apply to all types of compressed Kerlix? What brands of compre...
by painiac
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Gui

All good additions. Thanks guys
by painiac
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Gui

dallas wrote:Very good primary. You could add a differential list.
Very nice. Thank you for the contribution
by painiac
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)

painiac's Essential Guide to Physical Assessment Skills: Part 1, Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain is one of the most common, potentially serious problems we see in the Emergency Room. I decided to put together a guide for approaching this complex problem. Depending on interest and response, I will pro...
by painiac
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

teotwaki wrote:(i suspect that JustSomeGuy was recommending them for purchase) :awesome:
As do I. That's why our gradeschool teachers harped on us so much about using complete sentences. 8-)
by painiac
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

justsomeguy wrote:trijicon or leupold
You're saying that trijicon and leupold are crap brands that I should avoid? :?
by painiac
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

I appreciate all the input so far. Nothing I've read here has surprised me, except that I had lumped Burris in with the bottom rung, and I hadn't ever looked at Redfields. They will be duly considered.
by painiac
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Scope brands to avoid?

What are your overall opinions of various scope brands? I know Leupolds are really good by reputation, but don't want to pay that much. I know Nikons are really good glass for the money and with a great warranty, and I have a 4-12 Nikon on a bolt action that I've been quite happy with. Other than th...
by painiac
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Behold!
Replies: 27
Views: 3205

Re: Behold!

Diabetes has been officially (per my doctor) beaten per my latest test and comparison with the past. Went in late last month to see the lan results. He didn't bother to order another a1c as there wasn't a point. It's no wonder as here are my average numbers which include post meal and fasting (firs...
by painiac
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Stuck between G43/XDS/Shield 9mm
Replies: 22
Views: 2129

Re: Stuck between G43/XDS/Shield 9mm

All I can tell you is I know somebody who is now suing Springfield because his XDS fired out of battery and landed him into hospital. He was on the gun range changed a mag and gun slide closed and gun fired without trigger being pulled. A protruding firing pin is always a possibility, particularly ...
by painiac
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To poop or not to poop, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 4302

Re: To poop or not to poop, that is the question

Dawgboy wrote:On another note, Pepto is in my EDC FAK.
If you try to treat severe constipation with pepto, you're going to be sorely disappointed...
It helps to an extent with upset stomach, and it binds with bacterial toxins that cause diarrhea in food poisoning, but has no effect on constipation.
by painiac
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Behold!
Replies: 27
Views: 3205

Re: Behold!

Awesome work, man
by painiac
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Fiber Fix for a field expediant cast?
Replies: 13
Views: 2470

Re: Fiber Fix for a field expediant cast?

In the ER, we use OrthoGlass. It is a thick strip of a type of fiberglass, and comes in large rolls of varying widths that are prohibitively expensive (we actually bill the patient for it by the number of inches used!). It's great stuff. I think the orthopedic surgeon we use prefers it rather than a...
by painiac
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Behold!
Replies: 27
Views: 3205

Re: Behold!

On a side note despite eating all the fat I want my cholesterol plunged. Evidence is piling up that the amount of fat you eat have little to no correlation with the amount of fat in your blood. That's because the fat you eat is digested, not deposited into your bloodstream. Eating high amounts of s...
by painiac
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cheap and efficient method to make neat paracord ends
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Cheap and efficient method to make neat paracord ends

Some of the most brilliant ideas are obvious in hindsight. Thank you for sharing, I'll definitely have to pick a couple of these up.

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