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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 09 December 2003 05:40 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
guest starring on ER this week .... jack and jill

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In the case of Humpty Dumpty, we question whether "all the king's horses and all the king's men" were capable of launching an appropriate medical intervention after Mr. Dumpty's unfortunate accident.

What sort of EMS training and equipment did these first responders have? Although the accompanying saddlebags might have contained a cervical collar, it is unlikely that a spinal board would have been available, seriously compromising spinal management. The presence of "all the king's men" also suggests a shocking lack of crowd control.

Could the crowded scene explain the inability of the responders to "put Humpty together again"? Should this attempt even have been made, given the circumstances? Might a "snatch and run" by real EMS personnel have saved the victim?



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Michelle
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posted 09 December 2003 07:14 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hee. Isn't there a medical journal that runs a joke article every year around Christmas? Or was it that the whole issue is full of joke articles? I can't remember. Anyhow, I remember reading one article that was really funny one year, but sourpusses everywhere were whining about how "this is what doctors do with their time and they're probably publicly funded to do this research/experiment, blah blah blah."
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 09 December 2003 06:22 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the same sort of scientific analysis affects xmas, all the "santa would have to travel at 450 mph and burn his beard off on re-entry to deliver all his presents on time" stuff.
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