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#199048 - 03/27/10 09:27 AM Re: Preparedness To The Rescue [Re: hikermor]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Originally Posted By: hikermor

My understanding from my first aid training is that application of any gel to burns is not recommended (cool water for moderate burns is OK). I am out of certification right now. Is gel currently recommended by a recognized authority for burns?

Don't know about recommendations, but my understanding is that excess application of burn gel can cause hypothermia: Used without caution it just is too effective cooling agent.

Plain old good water is simple and effective.

#199056 - 03/27/10 12:12 PM Re: Preparedness To The Rescue [Re: MostlyHarmless]
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Guys - Lets keep the law stuff (Jury Nullifcation, calling things manslaughter etc) off the thread - too much chance of getting way off topic and the subject locked

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#199062 - 03/27/10 02:03 PM Re: Preparedness To The Rescue [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7416
Loc: southern Cal
Thank you. Very nice article. I particularly noted the common law obligation that apparently exists between "mountain climbers, journeying together."

With or without a legal duty to act, I have been motivated by the higher moral obligation to come to the aid of someone in distress.
Geezer in Chief

#199098 - 03/28/10 02:59 AM Re: Preparedness To The Rescue [Re: hikermor]
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Your 'higher moral obligation' is the only true civilization that Mankind has. 'Tis a pity it's such a thin veneer, though.

Most people know what the right thing to do is, and some even do it. And sometimes it costs you, which stinks. But the cost tends to be due to other peoples' lack of morals more than it was a bad decision on your part.

And a lot of people think technology is civilization. *sigh*


#199149 - 03/28/10 10:25 PM Re: Preparedness To The Rescue [Re: Susan]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Its my understanding that if a person is conscious you must always ask for permission before rendering aid. If they refuse you're not allowed to touch them. Is this pretty much standard everywhere?

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