Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

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Arzosah
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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Arzosah » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:19 pm

Hanhan, you did it!

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by hanhan » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:54 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Hanhan, you did it!
Took a while there :lol:

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:59 pm

Well tonight's entertainment old woman off her bike on the path near home 2.5 hours wait for the ambulance head injury blown pupil none responsive to light, back pain, hip pain oh and she landed in nettles ..

Kit used

blanket, X3 ....
Torch
A pillow
Ice pack

And.....

A Paint roller tray!


Fortunately there was a nurse who pulled up same time as I was walking past. Who used the paint tray as a makeshift bed pan :lol: needs must you can hold it in only for so long
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Arzosah » Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:29 pm

Good grief, Andy - do the people who answer 999 calls recognise your voice by now? Astonishing. And very interesting about the paint roller tray :)

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:33 am

Arzosah wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:29 pm
Good grief, Andy - do the people who answer 999 calls recognise your voice by now? Astonishing. And very interesting about the paint roller tray :)
I let the nurse do the donkey work ;) was funny as she would try and communicate with the control then have to simplify her answer to be understood

And her crowd control was better with her finest "mum voice" even the teenagers looked scarred :lol:

And the nurses teenage daughters seemed very good at keeping the "Facebook photography newshounds" at bay
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by rik_uk3 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:34 am

Head would and a pillow? No, not a good move.
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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:56 pm

rik_uk3 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:34 am
Head would and a pillow? No, not a good move.

Thin hair and skin laid and rough broken tarmac for several hours half an hour of been laid on her bike we had to move her nurse checked spine and neck we managed to log roll her off the bike as best we could then roll her back onto a doubled over blanket and small scatter cushion under her head ..

Lesser of 2 evils if someone is uncomfortable they keep moving trying to get comfortable if someone is comfortable they lay still ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by rik_uk3 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:12 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:56 pm
rik_uk3 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:34 am
Head would and a pillow? No, not a good move.

Thin hair and skin laid and rough broken tarmac for several hours half an hour of been laid on her bike we had to move her nurse checked spine and neck we managed to log roll her off the bike as best we could then roll her back onto a doubled over blanket and small scatter cushion under her head ..

Lesser of 2 evils if someone is uncomfortable they keep moving trying to get comfortable if someone is comfortable they lay still ;)
That was the choice you and the (registered?) nurse made but rule of thumb you don't a head. I'd have imobilised head/shoulders to slide the bike out then covered with blanket. Any problems with her spine in the future and she could get to own your house...be very very careful in future. I'm retired from nursing now but while I'd still offer assistance I'd be extremely cautious and really think things through so as to maintain not only the patients safety but mine as well.

Well done for helping.
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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:55 pm

rik_uk3 wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:12 pm
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:56 pm
rik_uk3 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:34 am
Head would and a pillow? No, not a good move.

Thin hair and skin laid and rough broken tarmac for several hours half an hour of been laid on her bike we had to move her nurse checked spine and neck we managed to log roll her off the bike as best we could then roll her back onto a doubled over blanket and small scatter cushion under her head ..

Lesser of 2 evils if someone is uncomfortable they keep moving trying to get comfortable if someone is comfortable they lay still ;)
That was the choice you and the (registered?) nurse made but rule of thumb you don't a head. I'd have imobilised head/shoulders to slide the bike out then covered with blanket. Any problems with her spine in the future and she could get to own your house...be very very careful in future. I'm retired from nursing now but while I'd still offer assistance I'd be extremely cautious and really think things through so as to maintain not only the patients safety but mine as well.

Well done for helping.
Nurses call not mine she took charge.... The PT kept trying to sit up we was trying to keep her still short of pinning her down physically it was the best compromise keep her as still as possible had the ambulance been 20 minutes It wouldn't have been a issue but the way the system is stretched 2.5+ hours is a long time to be laying on a bike on the rear axle stub digging in plus rough broken tarmac at a fair camber for anyone.....

Good news is she's on the mend her parents dropped a bottle of wine off at our house Tonight to say thank you for what we did
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

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Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Post by Arzosah » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:04 am

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:55 pm
Nurses call not mine she took charge.... The PT kept trying to sit up we was trying to keep her still short of pinning her down physically it was the best compromise keep her as still as possible had the ambulance been 20 minutes It wouldn't have been a issue but the way the system is stretched 2.5+ hours is a long time to be laying on a bike on the rear axle stub digging in plus rough broken tarmac at a fair camber for anyone.....

Good news is she's on the mend her parents dropped a bottle of wine off at our house Tonight to say thank you for what we did
You did brilliantly well, Andy, and how nice that her parents dropped off a bottle for you :)

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