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May 04, 2017


Hamilton retiree uses electric fence to jump-start heart

(Thanks to Chuck Cody)


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'But medical experts have warned against Griffin's DIY method, labelling the practice "dangerous".'

Wow, them medical perfessionals and their fancy jargon.

In other news, studies show that peeing on the third rail may cure erectile dysfunction. Or make it worse.

I hear that's also very effective for hiccups. Stopped them dead.

"It worked like a treat."

Take that, medical professionals!

This is one time where the use of duct tape is not suggested

A doctor friend once showed me pictures taken in the ER of a guy who peed on an electric fence. All I can say is YIKES. Don't ever, ever do that!

I believe this treatment is in the health care plan they're debating today.

Probably took care of any constipation and ear wax problems at the same time.

If you like your electric fence, you can keep your electric fence.

Snort worthy comments!

He didn't mind the wait, as he knew he wasn't a priority patient, but knew he had to take more medication to get him through the next six hours.
I'd love to know this hospital's definition of a "priority patient". We generally considered heart patients in distress to be a priority. On the other hand I also worked as a paramedic and if I had a dollar for every patient we threw against an electric fence to get them restarted....
True story. I did this to a patient several years ago. One minute we were talking and the next minute her heart and respiration just stopped and she started turning blue. I still don't know why I did this but I lifted her upper body and then slammed her back on the stretcher. It restarted her heart and breathing and as far as I know she's still alive. She won't talk to me anymore but she did live. I was a young nursecindy when I did that.

At Taco Bell we used burrito irons and hot sauce to resuscitate patrons.

Someone alert Jeff Foxworthy.

"If you have ever used an electric fence as a cardio device..."

@nursecindy, that might be the equivalent of "turn it off and back on again."

wanderer, technically I rebooted her.

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