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Forum Post: Medics, Street Medics and Medical Affiliated Personnel from OWS

Posted 6 years ago on March 19, 2012, 2:08 p.m. EST by eddieblake24 (10)
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Over the past six months what has been your impression of the OWS medical service? Any comments, complaints, or stories of interest that might help medics in another occupation?



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[-] 2 points by Coup2012 (24) 6 years ago

Do they need volunteers; and what situations has the medic team encountered ?

[-] 1 points by eddieblake24 (10) 6 years ago

It is very important that the medical station always be staffed so volunteers are greatly appreciated. Some medical situations that have been encountered include: dehydration, blunt force trauma, lacerations, difficulty breathing, eye contamination due to irritants and (mostly recently in NYC) seizure.

[-] 1 points by Coup2012 (24) 6 years ago

Where do people go to volunteer ?

[-] 1 points by eddieblake24 (10) 6 years ago

When I was down at Occupy Wall Street in Zucotti Park in November they had set up a medical tent stocked with supplies. Most departments could direct to Medical upon your arrival at the encampment. The tent had moved a few times before I had arrived and when I left it still lacked a proper extrication point. As far as I know on 3/20/12 there is no longer a tent at Zucotti Park but medical staff is still on duty for marches and demonstrations. You're best bet on getting a position as a street medic would be to visit the General Assembly to find out more information. When I was there in November a nurse named Pauly when in charge of the medical wing of OWS.

[-] 1 points by Coup2012 (24) 5 years ago

Sorry, a long time in replying...thank you so much.