Sunday, October 14, 2007

Doctors use drip of vodka to save patient

Some emergency doctors in Australia ran out of pharmaceutical-grade alcohol, so they hung a vodka drip to save a patient.

The incident occurred at in northeast Australia. Doctors reported that a 24-year-old Italian tourist was in danger of dying from ethylene glycol, a common ingredient in antifreeze. The usual treatment is medicinal alcohol, but the hospital soon ran out. Doctors said they used vodka instead, drip-fed at about three standard drinks an hour for three days in the I.C.U.

The doctors reported that administrators were very understanding when they explained the reason behind the case of vodka on the expense report. » Article here



At 10/15/2007 3:19 AM, Anonymous art said...

Great. You told all the college kids they can drip-feed their drinks now.


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