Reward for lost Kraken!
Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Interesting, Michael. I'd noticed that QK had disappeared from a couple of drugstores and pharmacies and they said "it was discontinued" but a call to the maker last week revealed it is very much still in production. I wonder if that issue is causing distributors to drop it?
Necrosis is not a good thing, but bleeding out kills faster, so perhaps the problem is one of training and judgement--not the product. When I mentioned sugar to a doctor he was apopleptic. Then he thought it over for a while and realized that in the context (uncontrolled bleeding in an location where no care would be available) he conceded that it might work. Emergency field medicine is a bit different from what you do in a deluxe facility.
Somewhere I'll try to get time to look into that. IIRC there are at least three totally different products competing for clotting aids, some in military use.
No offense taken! And my thanks for taking the time to come back on that.
An irrigation syringe is a great idea--that's why they are sold under that exact name. Heck, 20 years ago "they" said to disinfect with peroxide. Now, "they" say peroxide turns flesh into bacteria-chow, so it should only be used when a deep gash can't be cleaned by better means. And that the breathing part of CPR is apparently a waste--the time is better spent on just compressions.
I try to keep up on these things, but if they tell me to carry leeches, I'm just not going to listen!