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anonymous asked:

my friend and i cant find a way to contact her. she has been offline for 10 days now. and that just makes me more worried. as she gets inot fights often to defend herself. and last time i was there, she was shot at. -5mnth

Mmm If you know her full name, maybe you can find a way that way, at least find people around her you can contact. Maybe she has just taken a break and didn’t have a chance to tell you. I hope all is well. I can’t help you with contacting her but I am thinking of you all and hoping everything is fine. 

WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one’s life. In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation… This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, & everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you… Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
DON’T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR ,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE..

If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat:
DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor ,
and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women
are attempting to get into their cars. C.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then,
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT
open the door..’ The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’ He told her that they think a serial killer
has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby.. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! Please pass this on
This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America ’s Most Wanted when they profiled
the serial killer in Louisiana

I’d like you to forward this to all the women you know.
It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle..
I was going to send this to the ladies only,
but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc.,
you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need
to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it
and it’s better to be safe than sorry..
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or
a loved one’s life.

Emergency vet bills? In a tight spot? Here's some resources!

Having pets is a big responsibility, so it is advisable to make sure you are financially stable before bringing a new petfriend home with you, no matter what the species or breed. Unfortunately, this is reality, and things happen that can land us in undesirable situations where we need to fork over massive amounts of cash in order to help our pets, or even to save their lives. If you or someone you know is faced with this scary predicament, there are a few options you can take to help ease the burden and stress when it comes to emergency vet bills.

-Ask your veterinarian about payment plans: if you are familiar with your veterinarian, this may be a great option. Some vets will allow payment plans for patients that have a good history with the clinic. Even if you are still a bit new to your vets office, it is worth it to at least inquire about payment plans. This could be extremely helpful in easing financial burden on you for emergency services. 

-Care Credit: Care Credit is a sort of credit card that is accepted at some vets offices. It covers many procedures as well as routine check-ups (this may vary by clinic so be sure to ask!). It is easy to apply for, and can be very helpful to have in emergency situations. 

-Red Rover: Red Rover is an organization that assists those in need with injured or ill animals (as well as providing other services such as care packages to homeless veterans with dogs, and helping domestic abuse victims find places to go with their pets so they don’t have to leave them behind). Check their website to see if you qualify for aid! 

-Brown Dog Foundation: The Brown Dog Foundation is another organization built around helping people with finances for injured, ill, or abused pets. Check their qualifications to see if you are eligible for assistance. They are also in the running for a portion of prize money in the Dare Me For Charity reality show; there is more information on their website on how to help them if you’re interested.

-IMOM: IMOM, another charity, is currently low in funding and is only taking life-threatening cases for financial assistance at this time. If you are face with a life-or-death situation and need non-routine veterinary care for your pet, check to see if you qualify for IMOM’s assistance. If your application is approved and your vet says treatment can wait for a short time, IMOM will allow you to set up a fundraiser in their online community to help raise funds for yourself. Active participants in this application program have been able to raise the necessary money for their bills!

-Breed-specific assistance groups: There are several organizations set up to help dogs of specific breeds. Here is a list of a few breed-specific aid groups that, if you own one of these breeds, you can look at and see if you qualify for assistance

CorgiAid
Special Needs Dobermans
Labrador Harbor
LabMed
Labrador Lifeline 
WestieMed (West Highland White Terriers)
Pyramedic Trust (Great Pyrenees)

-Set up your own fundraiser!: There are various websites where you can set up fundraisers for various reasons, including financial assistance. You can also run your own fundraiser, for example here on tumblr, and include a link to a paypal account for yourself to direct donations to. A few fundraising sites are ChipIn, Indiegogo, or GiveForward. Do some searches and you’ll likely find even more. Make sure the site you use is appropriate for your cause (Kickstarter, for example, would not be appropriate for this). If you are active with your fundraiser, this can be a very successful way to help ease the burden, and possibly cover the entire bill if people are generous enough. Donors should be on the lookout for any scam fundraisers, which I have personally seen a few of, unfortunately. Use your own discretion here.

-ADSA (strict qualifications): Assistance Dog Special Allowance is a California-based program that provides a monthly payment to service dog handlers of $50, which can be helpful with things such as food, grooming, and veterinary care. Applicants must live in California, have a trained assistance dog, and the person receiving the stipend must meet disability criteria as well as meeting certain assitance guidelines elsewhere (such as being at the federal poverty level, and receiving some sort of supplemental income). ADSA is meant for very specific people in need of help. 

-Contact your local shelter and rescue groups and clinic: Some shelters are able to give the opportunity for people to use their on-site clinics at a lowered cost. Please call ahead to your shelter to see if this is offered, rather than simply showing up with your sick or injured animal without warning. You can also inquire to your local rescues and shelters about any local assistance organizations in your area. Most states have their own smaller organizations (California, for example, has a ton!). This also applies to those not in the US; check your own local shelters/rescues, or clinics and inquire about any organizations they may know of in your area that offer assistance, financial or otherwise.

-Preventative measure!: One of the best ways to make sure you have some cash for emergencies for your pets is to set up a savings account you can pay into, a bit like a college fund for a child, but for veterinary care. This is very helpful, especially if you can set it up to auto-deposit a certain amount of money from your paycheck, or even when using your debit card if it applies. Also, consider pet insurance. Clinics should have pamphlets in the waiting room regarding various insurance companies/policies for your pets, or you can inquire about them if they do not have these pamphlets. Sometimes, when you adopt a pet from a shelter you are given free pet insurance for a set amount of time (when we adopted Rockefeller, we were given 6 weeks of pet insurance). Inquire about pet insurance during your adoption interview, or if that has passed and it hasn’t been too long, and you are unsure, contact the shelter you adopted from and ask if it was automatically applied.

If you’re currently dealing with an emergency, I wish you and your pet(s) the very best of luck and all the healing vibes I could possibly muster. Please check through the links provided to see if you meet any of these qualifications for assistance. Others, please remember to be kind to those seeking assistance. Accidents happen, and vet fees seem to be increasing in many areas (they are absolutely ridiculous in my town so a few clinics have stepped up to offer low-cost care such as neutering). You should not be demeaning to someone for finding themselves and their pet(s) in a rough spot, especially when they are doing what they can to deal with the situation and take care of the animal. If you cannot help with fundraisers, you can still signal boost them by sharing the story.

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5 myths about Tourniquets.
1. TOURNIQUETS SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A LAST RESORT. WRONG, dead wrong. This is a dangerous and antiquated approach to trauma. There is an overwhelming amount of substantiated data that dispel this myth. READ MORE..........

1. TOURNIQUETS SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A LAST RESORT.

This is a dangerous and antiquated approach to trauma. There is an overwhelming amount of substantiated data that dispel this myth. If you’re attending a class and that’s what you are being told, contact us at Trauma Monkeys ASAP and we will find a course in your area that is teaching the current protocols.

In combat zone, Tactical Setting, Active

shooter, dynamic type event a Tourniquet should be the First choice if there is any suspicion that a casualty is bleeding from an extremity. For many years Extremity Hemorrhage was the number one cause of preventable death on the battlefield it has since been surpassed by junctional hemorrhage (armpit, groin, neck).

Significant improvements in training, coupled with the availability of tourniquets have directly resulted in a marked decrease in mortality. Through education and persistence the military has been able to convince all hands to completely change how they view tourniquets. No easy task considering the how many times we have all been told “only as a last resort”.

2. Placing a Tourniquet (TK) equals loss of limb.

The fact is loss of a limb is extremely rare. The risk of hemorrhage far outweighs the minuscule risk of limb damage. The old “Life over limb” adage applies here. There are many well-documentedcases of patients that have had commercial tourniquets in place for greater then eight hours, with no loss of limb. In the cases where their have been a loss of limb(s), they are directly attributable to a gunshot wound, blast injury, shrapnel, fragmentation, high velocity trauma and not as a result of restricted blood flow from tourniquet placement.

3. Belts make great Tourniquets.

This is Utter Nonsense. Belts make terrible tourniquets; it is extremely difficult if not impossible to completely occlude arterial blood flow using a belt. Utilizing a belt and its buckle will never be tight enough and attempting to tighten the belt with a makeshift windlass is problematic due to it’s rigidity. The makeshift windlass would need to be substantial (i.e. leg of a chair) to have any chance of tightening the belt enough. Belts are readily available and certainly work better then nothing, the point here is to promote commercially made Tourniquets or more suitable makeshift tourniquets (cravat / stick) see our article here on improvised Tourniquets.

4. Makeshift Tourniquets are proper Medical equipment.

Using what you have on hand in extremis is not only acceptable its commendable. There are no shortages of great stories of people doing self-aid or acting as a first responder, I prefer First Care Provider, more on this in future posts).  Read more about Brian Ludmer, the schoolteacher shot in the calf in the LAX shooting.  Ludmer crawled to a shop, scrambled into a storage room and shut the door. He found a sweatshirt and tied it around his leg to slow the bleeding.  Key phrase there “Slow the bleeding”, that’s what makeshift tourniquets do, commercially made tourniquets STOP the bleeding. Hospitals, EMS agencies, Fire Departments, and anyone in the business of saving lives is negligent if they are not equipped with commercially made Tourniquets.

This is what the city of Boston had on standby and utilized in the aftermath of the bombing.  It’s surgical tubing, and a pair of hemostats to secure the tubing after wrapping it circumferentially around an extremity. It’s important to note that 100% of these were found to be ineffective tourniquets and had to be converted to a commercial tourniquet. That’s not to say they did not slow the bleeding and contribute to the high survival rate. Please do not think this is a criticism of those brave folks that responded and undoubtedly saved countless lives.  

Boston has since purchased commercial tourniquets and discontinued the tubing policy. When someone is bleeding significantly from an extremity it is hardly the time for arts and crafts. If you are in the business of saving lives then make it your business to have the gear you need to do so.

5. There is a best Tourniquet out there.

Commercial Tourniquets just like any other piece of gear all have advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weakness, pros and cons. They all have subtle nuances and general rules of thumb regarding their use. I’m often asked what tourniquet I recommend, and my answer is always the question “recommend for who, when, and where?” The Tourniquet that works well for a Marine on his body armor, may not be the best choice for someone doing undercover work. The tourniquet I carry on SWAT missions to treat a wounded Police Officer would be a poor choice in a school shooting with expected pediatric patients. The tourniquet I would use in a controlled emergency room setting would be difficult to use in a low light stressful environment.

Tourniquets come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and accomplish the job in a myriad of ways. As with any other job, task, or mission the sensible answer is to choose the right tool for the job. 

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How to Handle Emergencies During Takeoff

***Thought you might be interested in this video. You need to full screen it so you can see it better.


 I got this from:

http://video.answers.com/how-to-handle-emergencies-during-takeoff-62139034

Keep Calm...And Call An Ambulance

On Ninth Avenue last night, the blaring horn of a moving bus startles me.

Up ahead, I see the reason for the honk:

A white-haired woman is trying to cross too much street in too little time.

In a panic, she starts to lose her balance.

I sprint toward her and in the beam of bus headlights, her bags and cane and legs go flying in opposite directions.

She goes down headfirst, a millisecond before I reach her, a millisecond before the bus swerves.

Blood has already spattered the asphalt when I lift her small, sobbing frame toward the curb. 

You’re gonna be OK, I whisper.

I sit behind her and elevate her head as a crowd starts to gather. 

Will someone please block oncoming traffic, I ask.

A man wearing a hat steps into the street and holds out his arms.

I make eye contact with a girl and make the sign of a phone with my hand.

Call 911, I mouth. 

She nods and pulls out her cell.

I’m sorry, the woman in my arms explains. I thought I had the light, but then I saw the bus—and fell on my face.

It’s OK, I assure her. Better to fall on your face than under the bus.

That’s true, she sighs. But I never should’ve gone out tonight. I didn’t really need to go out tonight.

Happens to the best of us, I say. I’m Tré…what’s your name?  

Phyllis, she answers. I live just across the street.

Another voice chimes in, asks if he can do anything. 

Yes, I reply. Reach into my bag—front pocket—and find the package of Kleenex. Can you hold it to her head?

Another man—who I recognize as resident celebrity Ethan Hawke—is handing me one half of Phyllis’ broken glasses.

Thank you, I say. Can you try and find the other half for her?

Ethan shifts the young child in his arms and scans the street as another man steps into the scene.

Phyllis? Is that you?

Larry! she exclaims.

Are you her neighbor? I interrupt. 

I’m a friend—what happened?

I fell on my face, Phyllis repeats. 

Phyllis, I say. Do you want Larry to take your groceries to your building?

No, no, she says. I’ll take them myself—if you’d just help me up. What happened to my cane?

I tighten my arms around her and find her ear.

I have your cane, I whisper, but you’re bleeding from the head and if you try to stand, you could fall again. Let’s just stay here until the EMTs arrive.

EMT? I don’t want to go to the hospital. I just need—she starts to struggle—to get up and go home.

I understand what you’re saying, I tell her. But if you go home, you’ll know you need medical attention as soon as you look in the mirror. So let’s skip that step and see what the medics say.

She ignores me and reaches toward Larry.

Larry, she calls. Can you help me up? I need to go home.

I shoot Larry a look that says don’t-you-dare.

I think it’s better if you wait for the ambulance, he says softly.

Phyllis, I say. Besides your head, does anything else hurt? Your legs or your arms?

No, I just fell flat on my face. 

So no other pain? Can you tell me how old you are and if you have any medical conditions?

What—no—why? 

So I can inform the medics. Remind me how old you are? 

I’m 94, she says. And if you can avoid it, don’t ever get as old as me.

I’ll keep that in mind, I laugh.

As the sound of sirens grows louder, there’s a collective sigh of relief from the crowd.

Our human traffic barrier steps aside for the ambulance.

Ethan gives me the missing half of Phyllis’ glasses.

Larry asks if I’m going with her.

Yes, I nod, if they let me. 

The medics appear and I introduce Phyllis, recite the basic information she’s given me.

Questions are asked and answered before she’s lifted onto a stretcher.

Except for Larry—who I promise to call later with an update—the crowd of good neighbors has vanished. I climb in the ambulance holding Phyllis’ cane, bag of groceries and purse.

Based on her wounds, the medic says, our best bet is Bellvue. It’s the nearest trauma hospital.

Bellvue it is, I say, and turn toward Phyllis. Is there anyone you’d like me to call? Maybe someone who should meet us at the hospital?

She pauses before shaking her head slowly.

I don’t have any family in the City.

Then tonight, I’m your family in the City.

She smiles and asks what my name is.