Convalescent Care In Grid-Down And Covert Environments: Part I – Introduction

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A deep bow of gratitude to Team Hogwarts for wading into a heretofore-neglected aspect of FREEFOR medical thought:

– You’ve won the fight

– You’ve TCCC’d those still living

– You’ve transported them to some higher level of care

– The doc has fixed what she could, and turns the survivors back over to you

– What the hell do I do now, especially given that these guys are sought by Regime forces?

5 responses to “Convalescent Care In Grid-Down And Covert Environments: Part I – Introduction

  1. Sporty-looking camping trailers or RV set up as clinics. Stand-alone capable, using all the newest light/cheap/appropriate tech to be firstest with the mostest where needed. Civil Defense program would need these if there was CD.

    I know that after having armor on people, getting treatment FAST makes the difference in outcomes that we have seen from 1943 to 2003, resulting in lots of breathing vet’s instead of lots of stone markers. What if transport by air is not possible? Better to transport patient by road or bring the clinic?

    Then, there is the highly-concealable fiberglass clinic kit (some assembly required):
    http://www.westweeks.com/bomb-shelter/

    Add multiples for staff and patient spaces.

  2. Remember, there are tons of tasks that need done that can’t be done openly, but don’t necessarily take a fully functional body. While being hidden during recovery, they can do a lot.

  3. Healing will be more difficult without the modern medicines and knowledge of what to do. This past November, I had a heart valve replacement, and Mom had to take care of me while I healed, about 5 weeks. Alone and 77 years old – didn’t faze her a bit. She of course couldn’t lift or lower me into a bed – I slept on a Lazy Boy recliner for several weeks. Getting into / out of vehicles was interesting – I couldn’t even stretch over to get the seat belt for the 1st week.

    What would you do in a grid down or very limiited furniture situation ? Maybe a hammock, that can be backed into and ‘reclined’ into place, yet is removable when it is unneeded.

    Speaking of which – ever drive a STANDARD geared vehicle with one arm / one foot? Many years ago, I slightly tore a rotator cuff in my right arm and had to have it slung in place for two weeks while it healed. No way could I have driven standard during that time – automatic transmission was a godsend.

    Thanks for addressing this topic.

  4. This is something very few ever think about.

  5. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.