Imagine the headache of trying to keep morphine safe out there.Kinetic IV wrote:I used a broad brush with the word pharmacy, I know the current reference is to antibiotics. But this could become another slippery slope. I can see it already...ok we have antibiotics, how about migraine meds, eye meds, and on and on it goes until we have the equivalent of a CVS pharmacy chain store sitting out there
Oh great, now we'd need a cashier and lock box.ratgirl wrote:I've paid out of pocket for antibiotics before and I think it was around $60 or $70. I would gladly pay that to the med tent at BM for antibiotics
theCryptofishist wrote:Oh great, now we'd need a cashier and lock box.ratgirl wrote:I've paid out of pocket for antibiotics before and I think it was around $60 or $70. I would gladly pay that to the med tent at BM for antibiotics
Yes, the front gate and the cafe have money. I've even seen the armoured car that takes it off the plaza. REMSA is paid persons--contracted out. This makes another level of complexity from the volenteers at gate and in the cafe. (No, I'm not going to get into the cafe arguement. It's too damn silly.) And I do think that antibiotics are more important than coffee, in fact I think antibiotics so important that I'd go off playa and make sure they were done right.ratgirl wrote:theCryptofishist wrote:Oh great, now we'd need a cashier and lock box.ratgirl wrote:I've paid out of pocket for antibiotics before and I think it was around $60 or $70. I would gladly pay that to the med tent at BM for antibiotics
Uh, Hello? What do you think the people at the front gate are doing when people buy tickets? How about the people at CenterCamp selling Chai and Coffee? They're accepting money! Cashier, Lockbox, and all.
For some odd reason, I think that having something like antibiotics is a little more important than having something like Chai or Coffee.
How about we require everyone to have medical insurance to get in the gate?
Med tent (REMSA) medics and nurses are paid. This (almost certainly) comes with the contract as they are a medical service that works other events and provide us with ambulances, and other equipment and are affiliated with the helicopter people. Medical outpost/ESD personel are volenteers. THere are doctors amoung them, including a neurologist. However, the level of care remains at First Responder with anything more advanced being done at Reno ERs or on route to same.Janka wrote: I would consider it. I see cooks, mechanics, hair-dressers, dancers and what-not gifting their professional skills all the time, and I suppose med-tent probably has nurses and paramedics doing the same... While most MDs probably would not even consider it, some that would enjoy BM anyway might - though this is just my estimation without any in-depth knowledge of the US medical culture and legal system.
Welcome to the united states, home of 40 million medically indigent persons.Janka wrote:Uh. Now I am going to confess to something very stupid. It never occured to me that someone would travel to the playa without being insured in case of an accident or acute illness.
Welcome to the united states, home of 40 million medically indigent persons.
Janka wrote:But I think I am drifting quite far off-topic.
theCryptofishist wrote:Yup, this topic could use some serious drift. Maybe we should talk about mayoniasse.
It's my understanding that mayo actually doesn't need much refrigeration . It's acidic. The idea that mayo spoils easily comes from the things that it's generally combined with, like tuna. That's just my understanding of the situation, though
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