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[LAC] Education and Availability of Basic Medical Devices

Postby Walfo » Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:25 pm

Hello everyone. I recently watched a Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel episode that discussed the biggest reason for High School sports deaths in the US. Heart attacks. Teen athletes are dying unnecessarily from entirely preventable deaths because people do not know how to react when a heart attack occurs. The installation of a singular device, the AED, in these spaces with a public that knows how to use them could save many lives. So I said: Why not bring this to NS? There is no existing legislation concerning medical emergencies that occur in areas that could take time for medical experts to reach. Due to this, I present this resolution which hopes to alleviate such problems, educate the public, and prevent unnecessary deaths from heart attacks and other preventable emergencies. Comment below for any suggestions or edits, and if you would support this resolution. If not, explain why and I'll see what I can do to help. -Waffles

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Availability and Education of Basic Medical Devices
Health: Healthcare
Proposed by: Walfo


The World Assembly,

Concerned that no resolution to ensure that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies before the arrival of first responders when they have access to emergency equipment and proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices and the education of the public on the methods necessary to operate basic medical devices and perform basic life support maneuvers,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic Medical Devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary supplies, not including medication, to:
      1. Preserve life when a medical emergency occurs,
      2. Prevent the worsening of a medical emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim, and
      4. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
    3. Opiate overdose prevention kits equipped with tools and medications to:
      1. Preserve life when a opiate overdose emergency occurs,
      2. Prevent the worsening of an opiate overdose emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim,
      4. Block the effects of opioids, and
      5. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
  2. Basic life support maneuvers as:
    1. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and
    2. Abnominal thrust maneuvers;
  3. Public Spaces as buildings and areas that are:
    1. Utilized for exercise or sport,
    2. Highly trafficked or used spaces that are notably larger than what a typical residential (single-family homes) or small commercial space (small retail shops and restaurants) can accommodate,
    3. Workspaces or schools, and
    4. Any WA and member state government buildings;
  4. Victim as a person who has had a medical emergency that requires the usage of a basic medical device or basic life support maneuvers;
2. Requires that member states place basic medical devices in public spaces;

3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Placed in public spaces in a number determined by:
    1. The size of the public space, and
    2. The probability of the devices being used more regularly;
  2. Clearly visible to persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  3. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  4. Equipped with systems that prevent the device from being activated for non-medical scenarios,
  5. Inspected a minimum of once a month for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  6. Kept clean and sanitized at all times;

4. Mandates that member states prescribe a curriculum for their students, in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform basic life support maneuvers effectively and safely;
5. Instructs the World Assembly General Fund to assist member states who cannot afford the purchasing, installation within public spaces, and maintenance of basic medical devices through subsidization, which cannot be used by a member state for any purpose other than funding the acquisition, installation, or maintenance of basic medical devices; nor may any member state attempt to circumvent this requirement through the diversion of existing funds that would otherwise be used to acquire, install, or maintain basic medical devices;

6. Tasks the WHA (World Heath Authority) with approving all requests for such subsidization, where on the balance of probabilities, the risk of serious injury and harm to persons would, if not for such subsidization, be more likely than not in the case of a medical emergency; and

7. Additionally tasks the WHA with advising member states with institutionally improving their medical device and pharmaceutical industries, so that nations may be less vulnerable to supply-chain disruptions for critical medical supplies.

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Postby Walfo » Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:25 pm

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Hello everyone. I recently watched a Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel that discussed the biggest reason for high school sports deaths in the US. Heart attacks. Teen athletes are dying unnecessarily from entirely preventable deaths because people do not know how to react when a heart attack occurs. The installation of a singular device, the AED, in these spaces with a public that knows how to use them could save many lives. So I said: Why not bring this to NS? There is no existing legislation concerning medical emergencies that occur in areas that could take time for medical experts to reach. Due to this, I present this resolution which hopes to alleviate such problems, educate the public, and prevent unnecessary deaths from heart attacks and other preventable emergencies.

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Availability and Education of Basic Medical Devices
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Proposed by: Walfo


The World Assembly,

Realizing that several resolutions on specific issues relating to healthcare exist,

Concerned that no resolution dedicated to providing basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Acknowledging that medical professionals and vehicles can take time to get to medical scenes,

Finding that the general public can assist when such parties are time is critical to survival,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices,

Additionally seeking to educate the public on the proper methods to operate and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic medical devices as:
    1. AED devices,
    2. First Aid kits equipped with:
      1. Absorbent compress dressings,
      2. Adhesive bandages,
      3. Adhesive cloth tape,
      4. Antibiotic ointment packets,
      5. Antiseptic wipe packets,
      6. Aspirin,
      7. An emergency blanket,
      8. Non Latex gloves,
      9. Hydrocortisone ointment packets,
      10. Gauze,
      11. Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass),
      12. Tweezers,
      13. And instructions for the equipment,
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with:
      1. A naloxone injector,
  2. Lifesaving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR,
    2. and the Heimlich maneuver;
2. Requires that member nations place basic medical devices in:
  1. Public buildings and spaces such as but not limited to:
    1. Gyms,
    2. Public pools,
    3. Schools,
    4. Amusement parks,
    5. Sports facilities and events,
    6. Playgrounds,
    7. and Beaches;
3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. Bright lights,
    2. High placement,
  2. Accessible to any person at any time easily,
  3. Inspected twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts,
  4. Kept clean and sanitized at all times to WA standards;
4. Mandates that member nations educate their populace on:
  1. The proper operation of basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices,
  3. Performing lifesaving maneuvers effectively and safely.

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Availability and Education of Basic Medical Devices
Health: Healthcare
Proposed by: Walfo


The World Assembly,

Realizing that several resolutions on specific issues relating to healthcare exist,

Concerned that no resolution dedicated to providing basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Acknowledging that medical professionals and vehicles can take time to get to medical scenes,

Finding that the general public can assist when such parties are time is critical to survival,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices,

Additionally seeking to educate the public on the proper methods to operate and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic medical devices as:
    1. AED devices,
    2. First Aid kits equipped with:
      1. Absorbent compress dressings,
      2. Adhesive bandages,
      3. Adhesive cloth tape,
      4. Antibiotic ointment packets,
      5. Antiseptic wipe packets,
      6. Aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
      7. An emergency blanket,
      8. Non Latex gloves,
      9. Hydrocortisone ointment packets,
      10. Gauze,
      11. Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass),
      12. Tweezers, and
      13. Instructions for the equipment;
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with:
      1. Intranasal naloxone spray;
  2. Life-saving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR, and
    2. The Heimlich maneuver;
2. Requires that member nations place basic medical devices in:
  1. Public buildings and spaces such as but not limited to:
    1. Gyms,
    2. Public pools,
    3. Schools,
    4. Amusement parks,
    5. Sports facilities and events,
    6. Playgrounds, and
    7. Beaches;
3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. Bright lights, and
    2. High placement;
  2. Accessible to any person at any time easily,
  3. Inspected twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  4. Kept clean and sanitized at all times to WA standards; and
4. Mandates that member nations prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform life-saving maneuvers effectively and safely.

The World Assembly,

Realizing that several resolutions on specific issues relating to healthcare exist,

Concerned that no resolution dedicated to ensuring that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Acknowledging that medical professionals and vehicles can take time to get to medical scenes,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies when they have access to emergency equipment and previous proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices,

Additionally seeking to educate the public on the proper methods necessary to operate basic medical equipment and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic medical devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary tools to preserve life, prevent the worsening of a medical emergency, and aid in the recovery of a victim,
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with:
      1. Intranasal naloxone spray, and
      2. Instructions on how to use the naloxone;
  2. Life-saving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR, and
    2. Abnominal thrust manoeuvres;
2. Requires that member nations place basic medical devices in:
  1. Public buildings and spaces such as but not limited to:
    1. Gyms,
    2. Public pools,
    3. Schools,
    4. Amusement parks,
    5. Sports facilities and events,
    6. Playgrounds, and
    7. Beaches;
3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  2. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  3. Inspected at minimum twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  4. Kept clean and sanitized at all times; and
4. Mandates that member nations prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform life-saving maneuvers effectively and safely.

The World Assembly,

Realizing that several resolutions on specific issues relating to healthcare exist,

Concerned that no resolution dedicated to ensuring that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Acknowledging that medical professionals and vehicles can take time to get to medical scenes,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies when they have access to emergency equipment and previous proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices,

Additionally seeking to educate the public on the proper methods necessary to operate basic medical equipment and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic medical devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary tools (though void of medications) to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of a medical emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim, and
      4. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with tools to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of an overdose emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim,
      4. Block the effects of opioids, and
      5. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
  2. Life-saving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and
    2. Abnominal thrust manoeuvres;
2. Requires that member nations place basic medical devices in:
  1. Public buildings and spaces such as but not limited to:
    1. Medical buildings,
    2. Gyms,
    3. Public pools,
    4. Schools,
    5. Amusement parks,
    6. Sports facilities and event spaces,
    7. Playgrounds, and
    8. Beaches;
3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  2. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  3. Inspected at minimum twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  4. Kept clean and sanitized at all times; and
4. Mandates that member nations prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform life-saving maneuvers effectively and safely.

The World Assembly,

Concerned that no resolution to ensuring that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies before the arrival of first responders when they have access to emergency equipment and proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices and the public's education on the proper methods necessary to operate basic medical equipment and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic Medical Devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary tools (though void of medications) to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of a medical emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim, and
      4. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with tools to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of an overdose emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim,
      4. Block the effects of opioids, and
      5. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
  2. Life-saving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and
    2. Abnominal thrust manoeuvres;
  3. Public Spaces as buildings and areas that are:
    1. Utilized for exercise or sport,
    2. Large occupancy environments,
    3. Workspaces and schools,
    4. All WA and member state government buildings,
2. Requires that member nations place Basic Medical Devices in Public Spaces;

3. Additionally requires that those Basic Medical Devices are:
  1. Placed within Public Spaces in a number determined by:
    1. The size of the Public Space, and
    2. The probability of the devices being used at a higher frequency;
  2. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  3. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  4. Inspected at minimum twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  5. Kept clean and sanitized at all times; and
4. Mandates that member nations prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform life-saving maneuvers effectively and safely.

The World Assembly,

Concerned that no resolution to ensure that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies before the arrival of first responders when they have access to emergency equipment and proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices and the education of the public on the methods necessary to operate basic medical devices and perform basic life support maneuvers,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic Medical Devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary supplies, not including medication, to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of a medical emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim, and
      4. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
    3. Opiate overdose prevention kits equipped with tools and medications to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of an opiate overdose emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim,
      4. Block the effects of opioids, and
      5. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
  2. Basic life support maneuvers as:
    1. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and
    2. Abnominal thrust maneuvers;
  3. Public Spaces as buildings and areas that are:
    1. Utilized for exercise or sport,
    2. Highly trafficked or used spaces that are notably larger than what a typical residential (single-family homes) or small commercial space (small retail shops and restaurants) can accommodate,
    3. Workspaces or schools, and
    4. Any WA and member state government buildings;
2. Requires that member states place Basic Medical Devices in Public Spaces;

3. Additionally requires that those Basic Medical Devices are:
  1. Placed in Public Spaces in a number determined by:
    1. The size of the Public Space, and
    2. The probability of the devices being used more regularly;
  2. Clearly visible to persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  3. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  4. Equipped with a child-proof lock,
  5. Inspected a minimum of once a month for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  6. Kept clean and sanitized at all times;
4. Mandates that member states prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform basic life support maneuvers effectively and safely;
5. Instructs the WAGF (World Assembly General Fund) to assist less economically developed member states who cannot afford the purchasing, installment, and maintenance of basic medical devices through subsidization;

6. Tasks the WHA (World Heath Authority) with approving all requests for such subsidization, where:
  1. On the balance of probabilities, the risk of serious injury and harm would be more likely than not if basic medical devices were unavailable in requested areas; and
7. Additionally tasks the WHA with advising underdeveloped member states with institutionally improving their medical device and pharmaceutical industries, so that nations may be less vulnerable to supply-chain disruptions for critical medical supplies.

The World Assembly,

Concerned that no resolution to ensure that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Finding that the general public can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies before the arrival of first responders when they have access to emergency equipment and proper training,

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices and the education of the public on the methods necessary to operate basic medical devices and perform basic life support maneuvers,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic Medical Devices as:
    1. AED (automated external defibrillator) devices,
    2. First Aid kits as devices equipped with the necessary supplies, not including medication, to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of a medical emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim, and
      4. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
    3. Opiate overdose prevention kits equipped with tools and medications to:
      1. Preserve life,
      2. Prevent the worsening of an opiate overdose emergency,
      3. Aid the recovery of a victim,
      4. Block the effects of opioids, and
      5. Instruct a user how to use the equipment;
  2. Basic life support maneuvers as:
    1. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and
    2. Abnominal thrust maneuvers;
  3. Public Spaces as buildings and areas that are:
    1. Utilized for exercise or sport,
    2. Highly trafficked or used spaces that are notably larger than what a typical residential (single-family homes) or small commercial space (small retail shops and restaurants) can accommodate,
    3. Workspaces or schools, and
    4. Any WA and member state government buildings;
2. Requires that member states place Basic Medical Devices in Public Spaces;

3. Additionally requires that those Basic Medical Devices are:
  1. Placed in Public Spaces in a number determined by:
    1. The size of the Public Space, and
    2. The probability of the devices being used more regularly;
  2. Clearly visible to persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. High visibility material,
    2. Signs, and
    3. Placement at a height that the majority of the population can reach;
  3. Accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden,
  4. Equipped with systems that prevent the device from being activated for non-medical scenarios,
  5. Inspected a minimum of once a month for maintenance problems or missing parts, and
  6. Kept clean and sanitized at all times;

4. Mandates that member states prescribe a curriculum for their students (within public and private schools), in a manner appropriate to said students' age, with an understanding of the following to the point that students can perform life-saving measures themselves:
  1. How to properly operate basic medical devices and their contents,
  2. The general location of basic medical devices, and
  3. Generally how to perform basic life support maneuvers effectively and safely;
5. Instructs the WAGF (World Assembly General Fund) to assist less economically developed member states who cannot afford the purchasing, installment, and maintenance of basic medical devices through subsidization;

6. Tasks the WHA (World Heath Authority) with approving all requests for such subsidization, where:
  1. On the balance of probabilities, the risk of serious injury and harm would be more likely than not if basic medical devices were unavailable in requested areas; and
7. Additionally tasks the WHA with advising underdeveloped member states with institutionally improving their medical device and pharmaceutical industries, so that nations may be less vulnerable to supply-chain disruptions for critical medical supplies.
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Postby The Ice States » Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:30 pm

My only comments would be to add "and" at the end of all penultimate list items; and that there should be a clearer standard in Section 4 for how this education should be done, eg should it be included as part of a mandatory curriculum a la GA #696 or is there some other expected means? Should these issues be addressed, I would support this.

Edit: I think it would also be worth stating in 1a.f that other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be included as an alternative to aspirin specifically.
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Postby Walfo » Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:49 pm

The Ice States wrote:eg should it be included as part of a mandatory curriculum a la GA #696 or is there some other expected means?

How would this be done?
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Postby The Ice States » Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:54 pm

Walfo wrote:
The Ice States wrote:eg should it be included as part of a mandatory curriculum a la GA #696 or is there some other expected means?

How would this be done?

"Mandates that member nations prescribe, as part of a mandatory curriculum for all their students under the age of majority, and regardless of whether relevant schools are publicly owned, an understanding of the following sufficient to allow said students to perform lifesaving maneuvers:"

Feel free to use this wording without co-author credit being necessary.
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Postby Walfo » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:01 pm

The Ice States wrote:-snip-

I think I added the wording you suggested effectively (with my own little tweaks). Also, let me know if I inserted the "and" in the list correctly. Thanks for your help, let me know if there is anything else you see missing or poorly worded.
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Postby Tinhampton » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:40 pm

"And" should always be the last word of the second-to-last list item, not (as you've done) the first word of the last list item.
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Postby Walfo » Tue Nov 28, 2023 6:07 pm

Tinhampton wrote:"And" should always be the last word of the second-to-last list item, not (as you've done) the first word of the last list item.

Fixed! Thanks for that clarification.
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Postby Walfo » Mon Dec 04, 2023 10:41 am

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Just to recirculate this around the forums. Once again, looking for critique, advice, and support! Thanks!
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Postby Coporiana » Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:22 pm

I really like where is resolution is going, and I have some comments that I believe might provide grammatical clarity within the resolution language and subsequently reduce the ability for people to find loopholes. Take what resonates and leave what doesn't, just wanted to provide some thoughts! Let me know if you have any questions, would love to provide any additional help if wanted. Commentary in red.
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Availability and Education of Basic Medical Devices
Health: Healthcare
Proposed by: Walfo


The World Assembly,

Realizing that several resolutions on specific issues relating to healthcare exist,

Concerned that no resolution dedicated to providing ensuring that the provision of basic medical devices outside of medical centers exists,

Acknowledging that medical professionals and vehicles can take time to get to medical scenes,

Finding that the general public can assist when such parties are time is critical to survival, can provide critical medical assistance in emergencies when there is both access to emergency equipment and previous proper training (grammatical suggestion)

Seeking to set standards for the availability of basic medical devices,

Additionally seeking to educate the public on the proper methods necessary to operate basic medical equipment and perform life-saving measures,

Hereby,

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
  1. Basic medical devices as:
    1. AED devices, would recommend defining AED in brackets here as automated external defibrillator for clarity
    2. First Aid kits equipped with:
      1. Absorbent compress dressings,
      2. Adhesive bandages,
      3. Adhesive cloth tape,
      4. Antibiotic ointment packets,
      5. Antiseptic wipe packets,
      6. Aspirin,
      7. An emergency blanket,
      8. Non Latex gloves,
      9. Hydrocortisone ointment packets,
      10. Gauze,
      11. Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass),
      12. Tweezers,
      13. And instructions for the equipmentany equipment contained within the first aid kit,
    3. Overdose prevention kits equipped with:
      1. A naloxone injector,
      2. And instructions on how to use the naloxone
  2. Lifesaving maneuvers as:
    1. CPR,
    2. and the Heimlich maneuver;
2. Requires that member nations place basic medical devices in:
  1. Public buildings and spaces such as but not limited to:
    1. Gyms,
    2. Public pools,
    3. Schools,
    4. Amusement parks,
    5. Sports facilities and events,
    6. Playgrounds,
    7. and Beaches;
  2. Workplaces with higher risk for cardiac events, such as but not limited to:
    1. Healthcare buildings,
    2. Construction sites,
    3. Manufactories,
    4. And commercial offices;

3. Additionally requires that those basic medical devices are:
  1. Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing:
    1. Bright lights,
    2. High placement,
    3. and high visibility material.
  2. Accessible to any person at any time easily without unnecessary burden,
  3. Inspected at minimum twice a year for maintenance problems or missing parts,
  4. Kept clean and sanitized at all times to WA standards;
4. Mandates that member nations educate provide education for their populace on:
  1. The proper operation of basic medical devices, and their contents, and the importance of having this knowledge
  2. The general location of where basic medical devices would generally be located,
  3. Performing lifesaving maneuvers in a timely, effective, and safe manner
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:24 pm

Why does everyone need to learn how to do CPR and the (regrettably RL reference) Heimlich manoeuvre?

Clearly visible by persons within the space by utilizing: Bright lights, and High placement;

It feels as if this would defeat the purpose. The thing should be accessible. It does not need bright lights or high placement, both of which reduce accessibility. The solution is to have a sign or something that is plainly visible and the actual equipment at a height than the vast majority of people can reach.
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Postby Tinhampton » Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:54 am

I would personally suggest the use of "Access to Basic Healthcare" as a potential alternative title... although you are in no way obliged to agree.

Article 3d requires that basic medical devices be "[k]ept clean and sanitized at all times to WA standards." What standards? Current WA law only regulates the sanitisation of susceptible medical instruments, which are to be "used in a healthcare setting and with a material potential to carry and spread communicable disease to an individual," and it's not clear which if any of the named devices would fit that description - both in terms of the first prong of the definition (nowhere in this proposal are basic medical devices required to actually be kept in medical settings) or the second.
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Postby The Ice States » Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:55 am

As mentioned on Discord (although I'm not sure if it was missed), "Heimlich manoeuvre" should be changed to "abnominal thrust manoeuvre" or something along those lines to avoid the potential Real-World Reference.
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Postby Walfo » Thu Dec 07, 2023 12:18 pm

I have made the edits that you all suggested above as I saw fit. Once again thanks for helping me out!
Tinhampton wrote:Article 3d requires that basic medical devices be "[k]ept clean and sanitized at all times to WA standards."

Yeah just removed that wording to make it less complex than it needs to be.
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Why does everyone need to learn how to do CPR and the (regrettably RL reference) Heimlich manoeuvre?

This is the purpose of the resolution, for members of the public to be able to perform basic medical maneuvers. CPR and the Heimlich maneuver are both simple acts that everyone can easily learn. As well, CPR is something that is often required to successfully respond to a heart attack, meaning that it connects to AED's.
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(OOC: 1-a-ii is a lot better, but 1-a-iii will be dated very quickly if a drug that works better than naloxone is discovered.)
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"Tourniquets are essential first aid supplies, and I recommend they be treated accordingly."
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Juansonia wrote:"Tourniquets are essential first aid supplies, and I recommend they be treated accordingly."
- LTC Maria-Fernanda Novo, WA Ambassador for the Armed Republic of Juansonia

Ambassador Fortier responds. “I am afraid that I must disagree with her Excellency Ambassador Novo. Tourniquets are, like any technology, possible of becoming outdated. The proposal is correct to not specify any particular technologies to be mandatorily used in clause 1-a-ii.”
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Postby Walfo » Fri Dec 08, 2023 5:49 pm

Kenmoria wrote:(OOC: 1-a-ii is a lot better, but 1-a-iii will be dated very quickly if a drug that works better than naloxone is discovered.)

I think I just fixed that problem by formatting that clause in a fashion similar to 1 a-ii.
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Postby Elyreia » Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:37 am

Juansonia wrote:"Tourniquets are essential first aid supplies, and I recommend they be treated accordingly."
- LTC Maria-Fernanda Novo, WA Ambassador for the Armed Republic of Juansonia


"I agree with the honourable Ambassador from Kenmoria - while tourniquets themselves are very important life-saving devices, they are also rather crude, simple, and imprecise. For nations that design better alternatives, they would find their first aid requirements lacking to be forced to adhere to a mandatory inclusion of something they no longer deem necessary or even view as barbaric or medieval." They rather absent-mindedly run a hand over their thigh through the golden skirt of their dress. "Best to leave ambiguity for mandatory practices so as to include what each nation determines is its most advanced, most efficient means and methods available."
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Postby Mesogiria » Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:07 am

I'm curious and concerned, among many other points, how this kind of medical equipment can be safely placed in an unsupervised public location like a playground and "accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden" without creating a substantial risk of harm. A group of unsupervised children playing with an AED, life-saving drugs, autoinjectors, or other first aid supplies could easily hurt or kill themselves, which I think runs somewhat counter to the spirit of this resolution.
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Postby Walfo » Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:53 am

Mesogiria wrote:I'm curious and concerned, among many other points, how this kind of medical equipment can be safely placed in an unsupervised public location like a playground and "accessible to any person at any time without unnecessary burden" without creating a substantial risk of harm. A group of unsupervised children playing with an AED, life-saving drugs, autoinjectors, or other first aid supplies could easily hurt or kill themselves, which I think runs somewhat counter to the spirit of this resolution.

In the case of AED's, they will not administer a shock if certain heart rhythms are absent. Overdose injectors (at least Narcan IRL) will not do anything to a person if they have not had an overdose. I do see a problem with the first aid kit though. All of these items (for this resolution to function) need to be publicly accessible, but governments around the world have similar regulations and it is not a danger. How could I reword this to mitigate injury or death from misuse?

EDIT: I just added something that prevents medications from being inside med kits. Something that several organizations support IRL and also mitigates some dangers you mentioned.
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Kenmoria wrote:
Juansonia wrote:"Tourniquets are essential first aid supplies, and I recommend they be treated accordingly."
- LTC Maria-Fernanda Novo, WA Ambassador for the Armed Republic of Juansonia
Ambassador Fortier responds. “I am afraid that I must disagree with her Excellency Ambassador Novo. Tourniquets are, like any technology, possible of becoming outdated. The proposal is correct to not specify any particular technologies to be mandatorily used in clause 1-a-ii.”
"It should be noted that the same argument applies in the case of AEDs, which is no less immune to eventual outdatedness. However, the Walfo designation requires the provision of said specific technology, which is also far more prone to biological incompatibility and user error."
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Juansonia wrote:
Kenmoria wrote:Ambassador Fortier responds. “I am afraid that I must disagree with her Excellency Ambassador Novo. Tourniquets are, like any technology, possible of becoming outdated. The proposal is correct to not specify any particular technologies to be mandatorily used in clause 1-a-ii.”
"It should be noted that the same argument applies in the case of AEDs, which is no less immune to eventual outdatedness. However, the Walfo designation requires the provision of said specific technology, which is also far more prone to biological incompatibility and user error."
- LTC Maria-Fernanda Novo, WA Ambassador for the Armed Republic of Juansonia

Ambassador Fortier responds. “I agree. The same argument does indeed apply to AEDs, though I do feel as though ‘AED’ can colourably have a wider definition than ‘tourniquet’. The former is an acronym, so it could apply to any device external to the body that arrests cardiac arrhythmia; the latter, conversely, is a word with a precise definition.” He pauses for a moment, not having considered that the draft was presumably not written in English, but was merely rendered as such to him. “I am not certain how well that was translated, through the Gnomes’ software.”
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Postby Walfo » Fri Dec 15, 2023 8:59 am

Just recirculating this. Looking for some more feedback and opinions on whether you would support this resolution with all of the edits.

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