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[pct-l] Fridays night show
Thank You for the clarification
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:44:12 EST, Trekker4@aol.com <Trekker4@aol.com> wrote:
> Just because it's on tv, doesn't mean it's correct. Snake bite kits ARE
> NO LONGER RECOMMENDED by any reputable medical person or organization
> anymore. According to WebMD, an (Sawyers) extraction kit must be used within 3-5
> minutes, must be used for 30 minutes, may not even work at all, and may cause
> permanent damage or infection at the bite site. WebMD explicitly says DO NOT
> CUT; it also mentions nothing about a tourniquet, only to splint the limb if
> possible. (Sorry, I can't resist this.) It's no longer medically recommended or
> ethical to suck on your buddy's ass.
> Whether one can walk or not depends on a lot of variables: where one was
> struck on the body, what snake it was, how much venom was injected, etc. One
> would just have to judge for one's self at the time.
> Bob "Trekker"
> Big Bend Desert Denizen
> (Naturalized Citizen, Republic of Texas)
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