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(Abc.net.au)   You've heard of the phrase "death warmed up"? That's now official Australian health policy if you order an ambulance   (abc.net.au) divider line
    More: Sick, Paramedic, Emergency medical services, Ambulance, Emergency medical technician, Death, Triage, Health Minister Yvette D'Ath, whole lot of new measures  
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5 days ago  
On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.
 
4 days ago  

Walker: On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.


Well she never got the ambulance ride so she wouldn't have been charged in America either.
 
4 days ago  
I don't get it. the Germans are so efficient and Austria has shiat like this going on.
 
4 days ago  

Incog_Neeto: Walker: On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.

Well she never got the ambulance ride so she wouldn't have been charged in America either.


Oh you sweet summer child.
 
4 days ago  
The expression is "death warmed over."  Not up.
 
4 days ago  
I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?

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4 days ago  

Incog_Neeto: Walker: On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.

Well she never got the ambulance ride so she wouldn't have been charged in America either.


Not necessarily. I have friends who got billed a trip fee when they declined medical services. I think the responding police gave them her name and address.
 
4 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?


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I've never heard the idiom "death warmed up", but in colder climes, if EMS brings in a corpsicle to the Emergency Department, resuscuitation efforts will not be deemed futile while the patient is still hypothermic, because there is a chance that the reason you can't restart the meat-pump in the thorax with electricity and chemicals is because it's too cold.

Thus, the adage taught to medical students and Emergency Medicine residents that "You're not dead until you're *warm* and dead."
 
4 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?

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The connotation I get is like it's worse than new death - it's old death warmed up to be used again.
 
4 days ago  

Randrew: Bennie Crabtree: I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?

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The connotation I get is like it's worse than new death - it's old death warmed up to be used again.


Well, doctors say you ain't dead 'til you're warm and dead so ...
 
4 days ago  
place your death face down on a microwave-suitable plate
 
4 days ago  

Parthenogenetic: Thus, the adage taught to medical students and Emergency Medicine residents that "You're not dead until you're *warm* and dead."


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4 days ago  

Walker: On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.


I think my neighbor was only charged $200 when her husband died and the ambulance showed up 30+ minutes later, after stopping at the wrong house first.

They had not come from the station that was 4 blocks away, because it was a weekend, and they didn't have enough volunteers working to run the call.

And the guy who died had been a former town commissioner until the year before, and when he stepped down, the commission was replaced by two volunteer fire fighters and a professional EMT.... Who had just given $75k to the fire department that didn't run the call.

Would've also been nice if the EMTs who had shown up bothered taking over from the daughter who was still doing single person CPR, but I guess they didn't want to have to dirty their BVM or something

/it might've been more, and the insurance stuck her for the $200 deductible
//still sucks when you're grieving to then get a bill on top of it
 
4 days ago  
UHC at work.  When the same guys pay the bills also define what is the acceptable standard of care you have a case of the fox guarding the henhouse.
 
4 days ago  
Oh, and did you catch the delicious irony of the Queensland Health Minister being called "Yvette D'Ath"?
 
4 days ago  

suid: Oh, and did you catch the delicious irony of the Queensland Health Minister being called "Yvette D'Ath"?


Delicious irony?  No.  It just tasted rusty with a little tang of necrosis to me.
 
4 days ago  
FTFA: It comes as the Australian Paramedic Association claims it is "on its knees" amid Queensland's Omicron wave.

Solution: Put the unvaxxed at the end of the priorities list. They've already been sick for days, an extra couple hours isn't going to hurt. They can spend the time thinking about ways that they could have avoided the situation.
 
4 days ago  
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The City of Townsville?  Where were these heroes?
 
4 days ago  

Randrew: suid: Oh, and did you catch the delicious irony of the Queensland Health Minister being called "Yvette D'Ath"?

Delicious irony?  No.  It just tasted rusty with a little tang of necrosis to me.


yeah they need to change the oil in the fryer
 
4 days ago  

Incog_Neeto: Walker: On the plus side at least she wasn't charged $1000 for the ambulance that she would have been in America.

Well she never got the ambulance ride so she wouldn't have been charged in America either.


European-like typing detected.  Real Americans understand that not receiving goods or services is absolutely not any protection against being charged (or overcharged, or even repeat-charged or subscription-billed) for them.

To be honest, the call was made and, presumably, a unit rolled some distance, somewhere.  For many U.S. ambulance services, that's more than enough.
 
4 days ago  

Raoul Eaton: The expression is "death warmed over."  Not up.


We say 'up; in Australia. Obviously we are incorrect as Americans never routinely get common phrases wrong - it's not that big of a deal, I could care less.
 
4 days ago  

El Rich-o: Raoul Eaton: The expression is "death warmed over."  Not up.

We say 'up; in Australia. Obviously we are incorrect as Americans never routinely get common phrases wrong - it's not that big of a deal, I could care less.


Well, everything is "up" to you guys, being all down and under like you are.  We can let this one slide.
 
4 days ago  
A corpse does not need an ambulance, and that's why body removal services and county agencies exist
 
4 days ago  
Deewan she passed away langa corona.
 
4 days ago  

Parthenogenetic: Bennie Crabtree: I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?

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I've never heard the idiom "death warmed up", but in colder climes, if EMS brings in a corpsicle to the Emergency Department, resuscuitation efforts will not be deemed futile while the patient is still hypothermic, because there is a chance that the reason you can't restart the meat-pump in the thorax with electricity and chemicals is because it's too cold.

Thus, the adage taught to medical students and Emergency Medicine residents that "You're not dead until you're *warm* and dead."


Ahhhhh That makes sense and is actually badass, too.

Randrew: Bennie Crabtree: I've heard of "death warmed over" but not "death warmed up." So... What does that idiom mean?

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The connotation I get is like it's worse than new death - it's old death warmed up to be used again.


LOL this guy driving an ambulance

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4 days ago  
It's nice how they explained how far Townsville its from its emergency responders and what the normal response time is. Is it rural as fark or just underserved for emergency response or is emergency response just a bunch of farkups?
 
4 days ago  

morg: It's nice how they explained how far Townsville its from its emergency responders and what the normal response time is. Is it rural as fark or just underserved for emergency response or is emergency response just a bunch of farkups?


The second one.  It's a decent-size city by Australian not-a-state-capital standards, not quite 200,000 people... but it's a decent-size city in North Queensland, so it's a good eight hundred miles from the nearest large city, which is where people with medical qualifications tend to want to live.  And in most of Australia either the hospitals or the ambulance services or both were staffed just above the bare minimum even before the pandemic, because of the vagaries of Australian public health funding (the state governments have responsibility to actually run the hospitals and emergency services, but the federal government collects most of the tax money and administers the single payer system).
 
4 days ago  

morg: It's nice how they explained how far Townsville its from its emergency responders and what the normal response time is. Is it rural as fark or just underserved for emergency response or is emergency response just a bunch of farkups?


They're overwhelmed by calls at this current time.
 
4 days ago  

hardinparamedic: They're overwhelmed by calls at this current time.


caira: It's a decent-size city by Australian not-a-state-capital standards, not quite 200,000 people... but it's a decent-size city in North Queensland, so it's a good eight hundred miles from the nearest large city, which is where people with medical qualifications tend to want to live.  And in most of Australia either the hospitals or the ambulance services or both were staffed just above the bare minimum even before the pandemic, because of the vagaries of Australian public health funding (the state governments have responsibility to actually run the hospitals and emergency services, but the federal government collects most of the tax money and administers the single payer system).


It figures. I hope the result of the investigation is to get some help to that city. Pull in some military resources who can hit the ground running or whatever.
 
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