If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBC News)   "Don't worry sir, the air ambulance just arrived, everything is going to be o...wait, those things have a payload limit. Well uh, we'll get Skeeter's Wrecker Service out here, maybe he can tow you to the hospital"   (nbcnews.com) divider line 129
    More: Sad, medical helicopter, speed limits, abscesses  
•       •       •

12701 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jul 2013 at 12:36 PM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



129 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-07-17 09:42:36 AM
This is an easily solvable problem. Every air ambulance service just needs to add a Skycrane or Chinook to their fleet.
 
2013-07-17 11:09:25 AM
"I would encourage anybody to do what they can to be healthy skinny," he said.
 
2013-07-17 11:24:24 AM
225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?
 
2013-07-17 11:28:55 AM

xenophon10k: This is an easily solvable problem. Every air ambulance service just needs to add a Skycrane or Chinook to their fleet.


40 years from now:

guardianlv.com
 
2013-07-17 11:35:50 AM
"...a 225-pound Arizona patient who had an infection caused by flesh-eating bacteria and couldn't be transported by a responding helicopter."

 I get the 400+ pounders. There is a weight limit on those things. But 225?? That seems awfully low to be refused air transport.
 
2013-07-17 11:39:40 AM

namegoeshere: I get the 400+ pounders. There is a weight limit on those things. But 225?? That seems awfully low to be refused air transport.


Might be a girth thing if you had a short person who was mostly fat
 
2013-07-17 11:43:05 AM
So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"
 
2013-07-17 11:44:32 AM

EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?


I thought the same thing. We airlifted a 300 pounder a few years back. The bird landed while we were still cutting him out and the flight nurse came up and asked him what he weighed (conscious but had a broken femur hence the call for the flight). When he told her, she radioed the pilot who lifted out to burn a little fuel to handle the weight.
 
2013-07-17 11:44:59 AM

Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"


If you read the article, the concern is often over the girth of the person. As in they are too fat to fit through the opening in the helecopter
 
2013-07-17 11:49:02 AM

the_sidewinder: Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"

If you read the article, the concern is often over the girth of the person. As in they are too fat to fit through the opening in the helecopter


Fatty fatty two by four, can't fit through a copter door
 
2013-07-17 11:52:22 AM

scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"

If you read the article, the concern is often over the girth of the person. As in they are too fat to fit through the opening in the helecopter

Fatty fatty two by four, can't fit through a copter door


So the door openings are woefully inadequate then.
 
2013-07-17 12:18:52 PM
What an air ambulance might look like
upload.wikimedia.org

What the inside of one might look like

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-17 12:30:06 PM

the_sidewinder: What an air ambulance might look like
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]

What the inside of one might look like

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]


They should buy a Huey. Much roomier.
 
2013-07-17 12:39:12 PM

scottydoesntknow: Fatty fatty two by four, can't fit through a copter door


I hate myself for laughing at that.
 
2013-07-17 12:41:01 PM

namegoeshere: "...a 225-pound Arizona patient who had an infection caused by flesh-eating bacteria and couldn't be transported by a responding helicopter."

 I get the 400+ pounders. There is a weight limit on those things. But 225?? That seems awfully low to be refused air transport.


I read this article the other day and was thinking the same thing but after some discussion we came to the conclusion that it was a very short lady and the article mentions if you are wider than 26 inches you won't fit... short + 225 = beachball
 
2013-07-17 12:41:23 PM

EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?


Good one

Lol
 
2013-07-17 12:41:51 PM
This is where evolution and natural selection comes into play...
 
2013-07-17 12:42:15 PM

EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?


unless you are 6'4" 225lbs is fat. I know it sucks because fat people are more likely to need medical attention but buying new helicopters is expensive.
 
2013-07-17 12:43:02 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: "I would encourage anybody to do what they can to be healthy skinny," he said.


You sound fat.
 
2013-07-17 12:44:13 PM
It's no surprise that when everything went to shiat, the fatties went first. That poor fat bastard never stood a chance.
 
2013-07-17 12:44:58 PM
 I get the 400+ pounders. There is a weight limit on those things. But 225?? That seems awfully low to be refused air transport.

He was 8 feet tall, they couldn't close the back doors.
 
2013-07-17 12:45:04 PM
You'd need a Chinook or one of those crane deal choppers you see at forest fires that pulls up a 18 wheeler trailer up into it.

Medical choppers are basically flying gas tanks, the only weight is medical equipment, but that can be heavy.
 
2013-07-17 12:45:47 PM
If obesity is now considered a disease, would morbid obesity be considered a disability? If so, would all emergency transport vehicles have to be ADA compliant?
 
2013-07-17 12:46:47 PM
Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

Are "air ambulances" and "rescue choppers" the same thing in other people's minds?

For me, "air ambulance" seems to connote a small, fast chopper with room enough for a single patient and medical equipment. It lands, you put the patient inside, it takes off.

www.aerospace-technology.com

Whereas when I think "rescue chopper", I'm thinking of those things the coast guard flies to grab people off of boats, or to pluck people off of seaside cliffs. Minimal medical equipment, but plenty of space. Usually doesn't bother landing (because people are in a place that makes landing unfeasible).

yachtingmonthly.media.ipcdigital.co.uk

// images grabbed from GIS for those respective terms.
 
2013-07-17 12:46:57 PM

EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?


Lenght and girth have to be taken into account as well as weight.
 
2013-07-17 12:47:11 PM
Live by the fork, die by the fork, fly by the Twin Otter.
 
2013-07-17 12:48:46 PM

Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"


They can't do two people even if the weight was under limit. It's a staffing issue. If you need air amber lamps, you need critical level care. Can't have the paramedic's attention divided, it could kill both patients. They call in two choppers on that case.
 
2013-07-17 12:49:00 PM
No, don't upgrade the helicopters... if you're friggin fat, too bad. You need to do the work to save yourself before you start expecting society to bend over backwards and spend millions of dollars on trying to save you. As is, we spend far too much on trying to help people who refuse to help themselves.
 
2013-07-17 12:49:24 PM
446 pounds?  Forget getting in the helicopter, can they even get him out of the house?  Maybe they need to let him die and burn it to the ground.

nutshell-movies.com
 
2013-07-17 12:49:27 PM

Jake Havechek: This is where evolution and natural selection comes into play...


So fat people need to evolve into lighter-than-air dirigibles? Interesting...that could revolutionize the travel industry as well...
 
2013-07-17 12:49:54 PM

Lando Lincoln: So in other words, rescue helicopters are woefully inadequate.

"What? There's TWO people that need rescuing? Uh...do both of them weigh less then 112 pounds?"


Well, for one, unless you have a BK117 or EC145, you're not going to be flying two people in an Air Ambulance. They are not the same as an SAR Helicopter, which are often based off of the Bell 212 or EC145 frame in the US.

For two, many programs run the Bell 206 Jet Ranger or 206L Long Ranger. These are very cramped helicopters, but they serve the purpose of rapid transport in a cost effective manner. There's a reason that an Air Ambulance team will stabilize on the ground, and then transport. It's hard to work in a helicopter.
 
2013-07-17 12:51:36 PM

xenophon10k: This is an easily solvable problem. Every air ambulance service just needs to add a Skycrane or Chinook to their fleet.


Came here to say this. The fatty doesn't even have to ooze out of bed.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-17 12:51:37 PM
awsassets.panda.org
 
2013-07-17 12:52:15 PM

xoxo: If obesity is now considered a disease, would morbid obesity be considered a disability? If so, would all emergency transport vehicles have to be ADA compliant?


They tried to do that when a disabled person couldn't get their medical rating to be a pilot, doesn't work.

the_sidewinder: What an air ambulance might look like
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]

What the inside of one might look like

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]


Two 750hp engines will lift quite a bit, very nice looking helicopter that is, I see STARS-1 almost daily.
 
2013-07-17 12:52:26 PM

EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?


I'm guessing it was a hot, humid day and/or at high altitude.
 
2013-07-17 12:52:42 PM
Just duct tape 'em to the bottom of the chopper.
 
2013-07-17 12:52:58 PM

hardinparamedic: EatHam: 225 pounds is too heavy for a helicopter?  What are they sending, that taxidermied cat quadrotor thing?

Lenght and girth have to be taken into account as well as weight.


Well my penis will exclude me from being airlifted then.   Damn!
 
2013-07-17 12:53:30 PM

namegoeshere: "...a 225-pound Arizona patient who had an infection caused by flesh-eating bacteria and couldn't be transported by a responding helicopter."

 I get the 400+ pounders. There is a weight limit on those things. But 225?? That seems awfully low to be refused air transport.


For that weight someone that is on the edge of being obese is 6'7" (about 2 meters). That is quite a bit away from the mean...
 
2013-07-17 12:54:22 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Well my penis will exclude me from being airlifted then.   Damn!


I'm SURE that your inch long won't keep me from flying you. Your concern is duly noted :)
 
2013-07-17 12:54:47 PM
Once all the fat people die off we'll be left with a race of airy supermen.
 
2013-07-17 12:54:49 PM
Sorry, overweight not obese.
 
2013-07-17 12:55:16 PM
www.basketblog.es

When he was drafted, Bol was 7'7 and 180 lbs (although he "bulked up" to 200 in time for the season)

He wouldn't have fit either.
 
2013-07-17 12:55:37 PM

hardinparamedic: DoBeDoBeDo: Well my penis will exclude me from being airlifted then.   Damn!

I'm SURE that your inch long won't keep me from flying you. Your concern is duly noted :)


It's the GIRTH, 1" long but 28" AROUND.
 
2013-07-17 12:56:23 PM
The obvious answer is to buy bigger helicopters. It's crazy-stupid-insane to suggest anything else.
 
2013-07-17 12:56:24 PM

Ambitwistor: 446 pounds?  Forget getting in the helicopter, can they even get him out of the house?  Maybe they need to let him die and burn it to the ground.

[nutshell-movies.com image 300x169]


It better be a really hot fire.  If they only get charred I'm afraid the smell could linger for a long time.  Think of how long your kitchen/house/apartment smells after cooking bacon....
 
2013-07-17 12:57:02 PM

namegoeshere: "...a 225-pound Arizona patient who had an infection caused by flesh-eating bacteria and couldn't be transported by a responding helicopter."


Give the bacteria a little time to eat the person down to an acceptable weight, and then you're good to go.
 
2013-07-17 12:57:04 PM
i.imgur.com
The solution?
 
2013-07-17 12:58:56 PM

ISO15693: [www.basketblog.es image 358x400]

When he was drafted, Bol was 7'7 and 180 lbs (although he "bulked up" to 200 in time for the season)

He wouldn't have fit either.


Jesus! Put him in a suit and a mask and you've got casting for Slenderman right there.
 
2013-07-17 12:58:56 PM
www.wottodo.com.au
 
2013-07-17 12:59:04 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
Displayed 50 of 129 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report