[time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity

Richard W. Solomon w1ksz at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 26 20:52:05 EDT 2010

Man, you guys really have a lot of spare time on your hands ...

Please, Mr. NIST, give us another Leap Second !!


73, Dick, W1KSZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com>
>Sent: Oct 26, 2010 5:37 PM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity
>To sort of make an on/off topic comment, here in NY, we have recently
>begun using hypothermic protocol on cardiac arrest patients that have
>undergone a reversal. If the heart has stopped and been restarted
>either with a defib or by CPR alone and we are on scene in a short
>enough span of time, we can start the treatment using chilled saline
>IV to lower the patient's body temperature rather dramatically en
>route to the hospital. I got to work the first one of these in our
>area a few months ago. Absolutely fascinating.
>Of course we need to make very careful and accurate note of the time
>the treatments begin. :)
>On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>>> There is one case in which a Swedish medical student was out skiing in
>>> Norway and went through the ice and was being held there by the strong
>>> water. It took them 45 min just to get her out of the water. Her heart  had
>>> stopped. Her respiration had stopped. She have had no pulse or  breath for
>>> over an hour when they finally started working on her at the  hospital. She
>>> survived and is almost completely restored. ...
>> This is OT for time-nuts, but it's a really good read.
>> Atul Gawande
>> The Checklist
>> If something so simple can transform intensive care, what else can it do?
>> December 10, 2007
>> http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/12/10/071210fa_fact_gawande
>> It begins with what it takes to save a drowning victim, in this case, a 3
>> year old girl.
>> He's also written a book:
>>   The Checklist Manifesto
>> http://gawande.com/the-checklist-manifesto
>> To bring things back to time-nuts, if you were setting up gear or running a
>> test, would a checklist help you avoid silly errors?
>> --
>> These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's.  I hate spam.
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