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(Anchorage Daily News)   Millions of Americans now experimenting with wilderness medicine rather than taking their chances with Obamacare   (adn.com) divider line 15
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2014-01-25 10:48:06 AM
9 votes:
Wow. You took a reasonably informative article about something that's actually an excellent idea and managed to construct a headline that's completely unrelated to anything and yet still *feels* like it requires a response. Impressive work, subby.
2014-01-25 10:52:07 AM
4 votes:
Uh... didn't we used to refer to that as First Aid?
2014-01-25 11:42:18 AM
3 votes:

hasty ambush: Meanwhile in a health insurance article that will not get green lit:


Swedes buy insurance to skip long health queues


And yet, the people who don't have it won't be dying of preventable illness that someplace refuses to treat because of their lack of insurance.
2014-01-25 11:41:25 AM
3 votes:
This article has nothing to do with Obamacare...

Just putting that out there so some of your don't get suckered by the subby who apparently can't write a 'funny' headline and instead opted for 'trollish'.

Otherwise... an interesting article.
2014-01-25 12:52:51 PM
2 votes:
the cost of my plan at work went up almost $45 (every 2 weeks) "to cover the anticipated costs" of obamacare.
meanwhile, millions of poor will now be required to pay for insurance they won't be able to even use because of the high deductibles  for the "most affordable" plans.

fricking joke.
liberals are retards on this. not everything, but on this they are earning the moniker "libtards"
2014-01-25 11:12:38 AM
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Uh... didn't we used to refer to that as First Aid?


Wilderness First Aid teaches above and beyond what a typical first aid class does by preparing people to provide care beyond the first few minutes in a wilderness setting. WFA actually teaches you how to set certain fractures and reduce dislocations, about general illnesses and medical problems, and how to administer certain medications beyond tylenol/advil.

Wilderness Advanced Life Support is the class geared towards Paramedics, NPs, PAs and Physicians, and is on my bucket list to do - they actually teach field suturing and field surgical skills, among a myriad of other topics.
2014-01-25 10:47:54 AM
2 votes:
The derp runs deep when you'll risk your life just to prove you don't like the guy.
2014-01-25 05:42:06 PM
1 votes:

Occam's Disposable Razor: Super glue is fantastic. I've put it on wounds of myself and family members that the ER docs would have certainly sutured. It provides good re approximation of the tissue as well as a decent barrier for infection. Beats the hell out of a bandage or dressing which just collects microbes. Scarring has been minimal, and it's way easier to slap some glue on a scared 4 year old versus passing a few stitches.

We also use it sometimes in ophthalmology. Very, very small penetrating eye wounds can sometimes be closed without sutures by gluing a contact lens onto the eye (not as bad as as sounds, comes off in 4-6 weeks). Other wounds cannot be closed well with even our smallest suture and require glue as well. I'm not sure there is a defined "medical super glue" because the stuff we use in the operating room is literally purchased at a hardware store.

Disclaimer: do not attempt to glue huge lacerations without medical supervision


I wouldn't tell too many people that. There is a medical Cyanoacrylate (super glue), and there are differences...

Medical Super Glue
Normal Super Glue

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2014-01-25 12:31:22 PM
1 votes:

Marshmallow Jones: Well done subby.   Its fun to witness people piss their pants when you dare say something about the Most Holy Black Man, His Worshipfulness and Flawless Leader, Barry Obama.


Obambi did not write Obamacare TM, he was hired to 'take the blame'
You really can't blame him for taking a lot of vacations, i don't.
All presidents are hired to do that, & receive the rooten eggs & tomatoes from the public, while the actual [non elected] rulers sit back, get fat & laugh.
2014-01-25 12:26:43 PM
1 votes:
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Need to make a new line below creationist to put subby.
2014-01-25 12:08:08 PM
1 votes:

JohnnyC: This article has nothing to do with Obamacare...

Just putting that out there so some of your don't get suckered by the subby who apparently can't write a 'funny' headline and instead opted for 'trollish'.

Otherwise... an interesting article.


The touchniness of its supporters is the metric I use to tell just how badly Obamacare is doing, so kudos to subby for concocting this litmus test.
2014-01-25 11:52:40 AM
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Why the Stupid Tag, subby? Are you employed by Obama's Derp?


Stupid tag is for failmitter.
2014-01-25 11:46:32 AM
1 votes:

jso2897: Pocket Ninja: Wow. You took a reasonably informative article about something that's actually an excellent idea and managed to construct a headline that's completely unrelated to anything and yet still *feels* like it requires a response. Impressive work, subby.

Who are you? And what have you done with Pocket Ninja?


Some things are too stupid for even Pocket Ninja to stand idly by.

He's the hero we need, not the hero we want.
2014-01-25 11:35:11 AM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was certified in advanced first aid back before paramedics were common. It doesn't seem like a far stretch from what I learned back then, is what I'm saying


I have one of those books from the 1970s American Red Cross advanced first aid. The difference from what is common today and what was common in that day with "Advanced First Aid" is that if you did many of the things taught in WFA in the normal, urban setting - like pronouncing someone dead - you'd have various regulatory agencies and lawyers coming after you.

Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder are basically geared towards disaster and austere medicine, not standard, every day first aid practices. This is the stuff you'd need on a backcountry hike where the nearest road to a hospital would be a day away.

The disaster/wilderness medicine textbooks are actually available on torrent if you want to give them a good read. They even go into topics like Space medicine.
2014-01-25 11:15:03 AM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Uh... didn't we used to refer to that as First Aid?

Wilderness First Aid teaches above and beyond what a typical first aid class does by preparing people to provide care beyond the first few minutes in a wilderness setting. WFA actually teaches you how to set certain fractures and reduce dislocations, about general illnesses and medical problems, and how to administer certain medications beyond tylenol/advil.

Wilderness Advanced Life Support is the class geared towards Paramedics, NPs, PAs and Physicians, and is on my bucket list to do - they actually teach field suturing and field surgical skills, among a myriad of other topics.


I was certified in advanced first aid back before paramedics were common. It doesn't seem like a far stretch from what I learned back then, is what I'm saying
 
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