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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #24
26. An emergency trach procedure.
http://www.tracheostomy.com/resources/surgery/emergency...

That's a good guide for learning how to do it. There are lots of others easily available online.
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  -Lake Oswego 5th grade boy dies in recess accident Parche  Oct-15-08 12:37 PM   #0 
  - That is very sad. :(  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-15-08 12:43 PM   # 
  - That is devastating.. I have a boy just his age  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-15-08 12:43 PM   #1 
  - Freak accidents will always happen  Marrah_G   Oct-15-08 12:45 PM   #2 
  - This is true  Mojorabbit   Oct-15-08 01:31 PM   #6 
     - When I was in elementary school  Horse with no Name   Oct-15-08 01:33 PM   #7 
  - I hope it's possible for the school to mourn the tragedy without calling for a ban  tularetom   Oct-15-08 12:45 PM   #3 
  - Football's sacrosanct, but it wouldn't surprise me if they tried  Posteritatis   Oct-15-08 06:24 PM   #21 
  - I have never taught at a school that allowed football at recess  proud2Blib   Oct-15-08 07:00 PM   #33 
  - OMG! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.  woodsprite   Oct-15-08 01:10 PM   #4 
  - I'd have to wonder why they didn't load and go  Horse with no Name   Oct-15-08 01:30 PM   #5 
  - Wow, what happened to learning basic first aid?  MadHound   Oct-15-08 01:36 PM   #8 
  - ummm the child died very quickly. This was an accident  Marrah_G   Oct-15-08 01:42 PM   #9 
  - The article mentioned that the child laid there gasping for air  MadHound   Oct-15-08 01:51 PM   #10 
     - I imagine you have a complete and absolute list  LanternWaste   Oct-15-08 03:33 PM   #18 
     - I agree this is a tragedy, but I also agree with Madhound on this one.  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 06:34 PM   #22 
     - As he was gasping for air, then it appears the emergency  lizzy   Oct-15-08 06:59 PM   #31 
        - I addressed your point below. And honestly, I'd rather be sued  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 07:08 PM   #37 
     - You're correct, most tragedies be prevented with the appropriate knowledge, tools, and skill sets  MadHound   Oct-15-08 07:08 PM   #38 
     - So what DO you do for someone with a crushed trachea?  XemaSab   Oct-15-08 06:39 PM   #24 
     - An emergency trach procedure.  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 06:49 PM   #26 
     - Your own link says the procedure should only be attempted  lizzy   Oct-15-08 06:53 PM   #28 
        - That's semantics. "Gasping" could mean either sounds or the *attempt* to breathe.  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 07:00 PM   #32 
           - Oh gee. Do you know why the kid died?  lizzy   Oct-15-08 07:02 PM   #34 
              - Are you serious?  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 07:36 PM   #41 
     - Before you try and emergency trach  MadHound   Oct-15-08 07:03 PM   #35 
     - I am a teacher and I have had first aid training  proud2Blib   Oct-15-08 07:04 PM   #36 
  - People are trained by society to wait to be rescued, not to take action themselves  bean fidhleir   Oct-15-08 02:52 PM   #11 
  - nevermind the lawsuits if they tried and failed n/t  Lance_Boyle   Oct-15-08 03:04 PM   #12 
  - They would be covered by the Good Samaritan Law. n/t  Horse with no Name   Oct-15-08 03:17 PM   #17 
     - does every state have one of those?  Lance_Boyle   Oct-16-08 09:52 AM   #43 
  - I was trained in the Army on how to perform a field-tracheotomy.  ShortnFiery   Oct-15-08 03:13 PM   #15 
     - I'll take a wild guess that knives are prohibited on school grounds  slackmaster   Oct-15-08 06:10 PM   #20 
  - A few years ago I took a Red Cross first aid course  LibertyLover   Oct-15-08 03:06 PM   #13 
  - I had the RC course about 40 years ago in training for the police dept  garlicmilkshake   Oct-15-08 03:10 PM   #14 
  - Anyone who did an emergency tracheotomy on the boy would be sued whether he lived or died  slackmaster   Oct-15-08 06:07 PM   #19 
     - You don't necessarily need a knife to do an emergency trach.  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 06:46 PM   #25 
        - If you don't know what you are doing, then you can kill a kid  lizzy   Oct-15-08 06:51 PM   #27 
           - Hello? My point was that there WAS a procedure available that could  oktoberain   Oct-15-08 07:12 PM   #39 
  - This is so incredibly sad. I have a 10 year old boy who plays football...  nonconformist   Oct-15-08 03:16 PM   #16 
  - he was an only child  renate   Oct-15-08 06:34 PM   #23 
  - This is like my worst nightmare come to life.  Oregonian   Oct-15-08 06:58 PM   #29 
  - Oh how sad  proud2Blib   Oct-15-08 06:58 PM   #30 
  - How awful  proud patriot   Oct-15-08 07:33 PM   #40 
  - absolutely heartbreaking. can you imagine such a thing?  orleans   Oct-15-08 07:49 PM   #42 
  - UPDATE from local news station - Boy did NOT have a crushed airway  slackmaster   Oct-16-08 03:55 PM   #44 
 

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