Bathia_Mapes: What part of In loco parentis don't these idiots understand?
skinink: Reminds me of the time I was babysitting three kids, and the boy fell and sprained his toe. I took him to the hospital, where they refused to admit him because I did not have a medical release letter from his mother. so for the next couple of days he had to suffer, and he couldn't go to school because he was injured.I'm so bad as a babysitter. The kid had injured himself four hours after his mother had left on her business trip.
Glendale: Compound fracture, sure that's a 911 call. But a regular broken arm? From personal experience both times I broke an arm in the public school system (middle school) it was to nurse's office for an ice pack (one of those gel ones wrapped in paper towels) and a call to my parents to come pick me up since it wasn't imminently life threatening. Certainly the orthopedist's office was far faster (l waiting around in pain) and more cost effective than an ambulance ride to sit in an ER waiting for any real emergencies to go first. And no, this wasn't onion-belt days, it was the early 90's. Unless those are the onion-belt days now.But the school in TFA should have at least had a damn ice pack somewhere. What kind of crap school doesn't have a simple ice pack? Kids get hurt, basic first aid supplies should be a thing to have on hand./CSB?
doglover: sycraft: One of the things our nice modern society buys us is good medical careNo, that's money the school has to pay sending your snowflake by ambulance to the ER for every little thing. Then you'd biatch about that.Or maybe the school would pass the bill for you kid to you. Then you'd biatch about that.Or maybe the schools would each hire a full time EMT, taxes would go up. And then you'd biatch about that.Some people just like to biatch.
sycraft: sendtodave: We've come a long way since the 1800s.No kidding. It gets a little tiresome to see all the toughguy "Well in MY day we wouldn't have called the hospital, we would have toughed it out!" Ya well, in your day more people died of various things. One of the things our nice modern society buys us is good medical care and safety equipment, which means less people need to die needlessly. It also means that ya, we are more "pussies" about things and go and seek care rather than just "manning up" and going on with things, hoping it doesn't get serious. Broken bones can be something that are no big deal, or they can cause complications. Know how you find out which one is which? You get a medical professional to check.To see the synthesis of this in action, check traffic fatalities by year. You'll notice that they've been plummeting for quite some time. This is a combination of better safety systems and designs in cars, better medical technology, and cellphones, which allow first responders to be summoned faster. Net effect? In 1970 there were over 50,000 traffic fatalities, in 2011 there were about 32,000. That is despite the fact that the US population grew by 100 million people in that time and automobile ownership grew similarly. The reason is because cars got more safety features, and because people can, and do, call for help after accidents.
LavenderWolf: ArkAngel: You don't need to call 911 for a broken arm and the school could be held liable for bringing the child to the hospital if anything happensActually, you really should, unless it has already been enough time that you know no further injury has occurred.Take it from me, I have led a very stupid, unlucky life. Broken bones need attention immediately. Farking IMMEDIATELY. What you think is a simple fracture could end your life within a few hours.
GDubDub: @drewcurtis Can you please effing stop linking with auto redirects? It sucks on phones.
ArkAngel: You don't need to call 911 for a broken arm
RoyBatty: Bathia_Mapes: What part of In loco parentis don't these idiots understand?Just the loco part.(I fell off the monkey bars and broke my arm too...)
Fano: What would YOU do for a Klondike bar?
mikeray: Is it racist to say that this little girl fell off of the monkey bars?
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