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[pct-l] suture kits
- Subject: [pct-l] suture kits
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Laurel J. Menoche)
- Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 13:01:46 -0700
On a totally different note..
I've spend all day today looking for a suture kit for my First Aid box.
I'm specifically looking for those cool needles that are bent in a half
circle and some come pre-threaded with a suture. I've called over 10
medical supply places and either they don't sell to the public or they
don't carry them. Has anyone obtained these for their emergency kit and
if so, where the heck did you find them? Funny, I've been getting the
same response when I ask for a suture kit. "Well,.... You really should
go see a doctor and have him(her) stitch you up". When I reply that I
would be at least a few days away from a doctor or even weeks away, the
reply is "oh".
I'm also looking for some prescriptions for antibiotics (after I've
stitched a huge gash) and emergency pain meds if I need to hike out with a
broken arm or something. What has been everyone's experience in obtaining
these things? I can imagine the doctor laughing at me when I ask for a
prescription for Demerol or the similar...
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