Did you know coconut water can be used as IV fluid?

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28 Feb 2008, 1:10 am

FAR OUT! MAN! :afro:

Wait till I go to work tomorrow and tell the E.D. to dump all their expensive I.V. fluids and go buy some coconuts!

Trouble is... getting the infusion set to hook into the coconut.... the shells are quite hard! 8O

Seriously, that's cool! :thumright:

So now the question is.... WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR AND WHY; when you discovered this little tidbit?

Maybe you could be the Martha Stewart of medicine... "Today we're going to show you uses for coffee filters in the blood bank and refridgerator magnets in the O.R.! Right here on JulieKitty's Modern Hospital!" :wink:


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28 Feb 2008, 11:28 am

damn, that is really cool.
although, its kind of funny - think of the picture: an ill person, lying at the beach on a far away island under a palm tree, next to him a contraption that holds a coconut that is connected intravenously... everybody will think its a joke.



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28 Feb 2008, 11:32 am

This stuff is interesting!

Then on the funny side....

Did you check out the document for "Coconut palm-related injuries"?

"A total of 3.4% of all injuries presenting to the surgical department was related to the coconut palm. Eighty-five patients fell from the coconut palm, 16 patients had a coconut fruit fall on them, three patients had a coconut palm fall on them and one patient kicked a coconut palm."


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28 Feb 2008, 11:52 am

yup



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29 Feb 2008, 8:11 pm

wsmac wrote:
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR AND WHY; when you discovered this little tidbit?


Someone told me this and I didn't believe him. He was right!

I didn't see the coconut-related injury page, either. Thanks for that! :D



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29 Feb 2008, 8:25 pm

coconut oil for the win :jester:

actually coconut juice can replace potassium if your ever stranded on a desert island 8)

its probably the best fruit you'd want to have in such situations


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29 Feb 2008, 10:51 pm

Whoa!

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