Army medics again

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bobath, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Gleaming...Good effort.
     
  2. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Very good effort.

    It's a shame we have to re-invent the wheel every time there's a sustained conflict. I remember tourniquets were taken out of training in the late 80's as it was decided they were not a good thing. Obviously by some desk bound idiot who didn't go to the Falklands. And here we are again bringing tried and tested methods back on line once that experience is gained again. Still nothing changes really.....

    This in no way detracts from the good work by Col Hodgetts and his team.
     
  3. Good work Col Hodgetts
     
  4. Erring on the side of cynicism, I think the MoD thought process (loose use of the term, I know) will go along the lines of:

    "Well, if he can win plaudits with what he's got then what he's got must be more than good enough, mustn't it? What's that you say? Bowman over budget again, eh? Better make some savings elsewhere - perhaps more than good enough isn't really necessary?"
     
  5. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    This is probably the third thread on this story from the BBC website.

    The story is not new. By some strange coincidence, it's re-release coincided with more stories of poor care of service personnel in UK.

    There has never been any doubt that a very high standard of care is provided in theatre by military medical personnel, but it does not follow that the same standard of care is provided in the UK by the NHS.
     
  6. Well said VB
    TBF though NHS does try ...
     
  7. that is correct, there is no MRSA in our Field Hospitals
     
  8. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    ...just Winter Vomiting Disease and acinetobacter..... :puker:

    (JaquesBustard - Smallygermy Anorak, 1iere classe - never did explain to me why we only ever hear about MRSA in Britain, never anything on a similar rising incidence in France, Holland or Scandiwegia......or is it just that the Frogs,Cloggies and Bjorns are better at keeping their problems out of the headlines? )

    Dee Billybock
     
  9. Nevermind MRSA, you should be worrying about Clostridium difficile. Responsable for 44,000 infections in hospitals a year, and mutates quicker and so is far more anitbiotic resistant.

    One of the reasons there is very little post op infections in field hospitals is because casualties don't stay there long enough. That and a higher level of personal skills and drills by the staff when it comes to cleaning. No contract cleaners see.
     
  10. "Nevermind MRSA, you should be worrying about Clostridium difficile. Responsable for 44,000 infections in hospitals a year, and mutates quicker and so is far more anitbiotic resistant."

    but unlike MRSA is killed rapidly by good old soap and water,alcohol gel doesn't touch it
     
  11. alcohol gel does not clean your hands - it simply sticks the bacteria to your hands
     
  12. If only it tasted better you could drink it - probably a better use!!?