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Last week, I thought we'd run over and killed something. After steeling myself to get out and find the body of somebody's beloved pet, I found we'd squished a bin bag. When has something turned out not as grim as you first thought?

(, Thu 20 Dec 2012, 12:38)
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please explain 'got her in coma'.
I have next to no first aid knowledge and can't see how putting her in a coma could possibly help the situation.

enlighten me, please.
(, Mon 31 Dec 2012, 12:14, 1 reply)
I think you may have misunderstood the term coma - I used it to describe that lying on your side position (see link below)- that was what it was called when I first did my 1st aid. My understanding is that it opens the airway and places the person in a position where they cannot really injure themselves or choke easily. I was not suggesting you render the patient unconscious.
As I was taught, the Heimlich Maneuver is obsolete as you can seriously damage someones ribs by sharply thrusting your hands directly under their sternum.
I was taught the method as I have said where the patient is laid on their side (basically in coma position or Recovery Position - head slightly back, legs apart, hips slightly rolled forward). Then you *carefully* compress the side of the ribcage which should dislodge the stuck item from their throat and send it out of their open airway.
As I asked emadex (who from memory is an ambo) in my original post, I think even the technique I described is no longer used.
EDIT: I hope that has cleared things up.
(, Mon 31 Dec 2012, 12:46, closed)
Ah, the recovery position
When I was a student I used to try to go to sleep in the recovery position if I'd done massive drugs the night before
(, Mon 31 Dec 2012, 13:50, closed)
Basically.You're both fucking morons.
EMV slightly less so, As he's he's not being paid to look after the vulnerable. At least not those vulnerable individuals who've not gotten toys stuffed up them.
(, Tue 1 Jan 2013, 5:11, closed)
So your response is
Because I had done First Aid Training and was thus able to assist in ensuring that a client (to whom I had a duty of care) did not bring about their own demise & because EMV had the forethought, having ingested drugs which could render him unconscious (I'm guessing) he placed himself in a position that would ensure that his airway remained open - we are both "fucking morons"?
I'm not suggesting we're Einsteins here but, I don't think you realise that your response AB doesn't exactly make you look like you're hitting the heights IQ-wise either.

Might want to stop, take a breath and then post next time.

EDIT: "I used to" generally means I no longer do it. As in I did it in the past and I am not doing now. In the present.
(, Tue 1 Jan 2013, 6:09, closed)
I merely wanted to know the difference between 'coma' and 'a coma', or if there was an actual difference, and it wasn't merely a typo. I seem to have embarrassed us all.

I'm off to kill myself.

Happy now, cunts?
(, Tue 1 Jan 2013, 21:20, closed)
Please try not to leave a mess on the carpet.

(, Tue 1 Jan 2013, 21:29, closed)
So are nurses like doctors who are too thick or lazy to be doctors?
I'm trying to settle an argument here
(, Wed 2 Jan 2013, 14:42, closed)
Not unless they are "Morgue Technicians".

(, Wed 2 Jan 2013, 22:25, closed)

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