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Larry Torrey LTorrey at maine.rr.com
Sat Aug 15 05:30:46 BST 2015


Hi Sue,

You said they were hard to do.  They're not.  Military, some flight 
medics, and others do them with some frequency in the pre-hospital setting.

If you meant to say that you can't do them in your corner of the world, 
that's a different conversation.

Best,
Larry


On 8/14/2015 11:31 AM, Sue Roundy wrote:
> Larry, You know very well I was not talking about the military, but about
> the constraints placed upon us by medical control and field protocols in
> the US.
>
> Sue
>
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Larry Torrey <LTorrey at maine.rr.com> wrote:
>
>> No, it really isn't.  It's done routinely by military medics.
>>
>> LT
>>
>> Sue Roundy <suefigearo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Kinda hard to put in a chest tube in the pre-hospital setting 😊
>>>
>>> Sue
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 4:06 PM, Errington Thompson <
>>> errington at erringtonthompson.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> place a chest tube quickly then you don't have to worry about what kind
>> of
>>>> dressing you place on a wound.
>>>>
>>>> Errington C. Thompson, MD
>>>> Director of Trauma Services
>>>> Marshall University
>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 13, 2015, at 18:19, Doc Holiday <drydok at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> A 3-sided dressing?
>>>>> Amazing.
>>>>> I think it would kinda make sense if we were dealing with non-bleeding
>>>> wounds (blood will easily clog up the 4th side and make it a 4-sided
>>>> dressing a.k.a. "a dressing")...
>>>>> Have not seen one since the early 90s - and the one I recall seeing
>> then
>>>> was fully coagulated onto the patient by blood.
>>>>> Like the majority of BETS, one does not end up knowing sufficiently
>> more
>>>> after reading them to justify the quantity of work which goes into doing
>>>> them. Would be better to spend the time doing good research than to
>>>> summarise its absence...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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