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WP:WikiProject Water sports/RNLI task force (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)[edit]

I noticed that the RNLI taskforce is classified as a watersport, shouldn't this workgroup be part of WP:MED/EMS (or WP:TRANSPORT or WP:UK) ? -- (talk) 01:26, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Torture is an emergency medical condition[edit]

I would like to recommend that specific forms of torture be covered under Wiki Project Emergency Medicine as that is one of the most urgent medical emergencies imaginable. What if one of your patients had been partially flayed or put on a Judas Cradle by a psychopath or a group of psychopaths, wouldn't you want to know more about what was done to them, so that you could try to help them? Just because a Judas Cradle and The Pear aren't in the hospitals legendary ass box doesn't mean they don't still get used on people; if the under reporting in rape cases is any indication this would be one of the most difficult things for a victim to talk about to a doctor, or much of anyone else for that matter; whether sexual or not. I presume as a medical article it would have to use review studies done within the last 5 years to meet wpMEDRS standards. CensoredScribe (talk) 21:17, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

I do not think we should. The torture itself would not in itself be a "medical emergency", the injuries, or rather the change from the normostatis of the person secondary to the torture, would be the medical emergency. While I am not saying these articles do not have their place on Wikipedia, I do not feel that the articles regarding torture fall under the scope of emergency medicine.Peter.Ctalkcontribs 23:23, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Archived some threads[edit]

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 13:10, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Suggest taking a look at harmonizing two articles[edit]

Hi all, I checked out paramedicine today and was rather surprised to find very little information, especially on history, which is instead largely covered in paramedic. I really think these two articles need to be harmonized if not merged because of just how substantial their overlap is. As a concrete example paramedicine article as it is give the impression that paramedicine prior to 1996 was merely something "discussed", whereas the paramedic article strongly implies that the transition from ambulance services to the paramedics we know today took place in the 1970s.

Additionally, the paramedicine article describes paramedicine in the unfortunately obtuse statement that it is "a health profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health, often following acute or sudden onset of medical or traumatic events." With respect to those who wrote it, this is more or less meaningless. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 15:45, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Escape chair[edit]

Could someone more familiar with EMS work take a look at Escape chair and its history? It appears to have been discovered by a salesman or something. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

South Central Ambulance Service[edit]

Not sure if this is the right place but I have reverted the move of South Central Ambulance Service to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as we use the common name rather than the more formal name. Other trusts in Category:NHS ambulance services use the common name, is there a guideline or other discussion that these ambulance services dont use the common name?, thanks MilborneOne (talk) 12:57, 26 December 2014 (UTC)