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15th Jan '16 10:52:20 AM Anddrix
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Supposedly, this has led to [[ViewersAreMorons idiots trying this]] on people who collapse for reasons that have nothing to do with breathing. This is obviously something you do not want to do without the kind of training that results in a medical doctorate degree.
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Supposedly, this has led to [[ViewersAreMorons idiots trying this]] this on people who collapse for reasons that have nothing to do with breathing. This is obviously something you do not want to do without the kind of training that results in a medical doctorate degree.
18th Oct '15 2:33:37 AM Anddrix
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** In a ''Detective Comics'' story arc during the '90s, ComicBook/TheRiddler got his hands on a demon summoning ritual that had been performed by Gotham's founders, which called for the sacrifice of a "human bat," who was prepared for the sacrifice through a series of gruesome and bizarre ordeals, among them slitting the throat of a newborn baby. So he kidnapped a baby, shoved a ping pong ball in its mouth and left it for Batman to find as he made his escape.
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** In a ''Detective Comics'' story arc during the '90s, ComicBook/TheRiddler The Riddler got his hands on a demon summoning ritual that had been performed by Gotham's founders, which called for the sacrifice of a "human bat," who was prepared for the sacrifice through a series of gruesome and bizarre ordeals, among them slitting the throat of a newborn baby. So he kidnapped a baby, shoved a ping pong ball in its mouth and left it for Batman to find as he made his escape.
16th Oct '15 1:22:48 PM Berrenta
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Sinkhole.
Supposedly, this has led to [[ViewersAreMorons idiots trying this]] on people who collapse for reasons that have nothing to do with breathing. [[CaptainObvious This is obviously something you do not want to do without the kind of training that results in a medical doctorate degree]].
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Supposedly, this has led to [[ViewersAreMorons idiots trying this]] on people who collapse for reasons that have nothing to do with breathing. [[CaptainObvious This is obviously something you do not want to do without the kind of training that results in a medical doctorate degree]]. degree.
16th Oct '15 11:05:49 AM Trekkette
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** Once Father Mulcahy had to do this, with Hawkeye talking him through it via radio. For extra drama, Mulcahy is a priest, not a surgeon, they had to use a pen cap or an eye-dropper with the bulb snipped off for the tube, and Mulcahy was being ''shelled'' while it happened. ** Hawkeye himself had to perform one. It was in the field without assistants or much equipment and seemed to have been something of last resort/only thing he could try type situation. Realistically, it did not turn out well.
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** Once Father Mulcahy had to do this, with Hawkeye talking him through it via radio. For extra drama, Mulcahy is a priest, not a surgeon, they had to use a pen cap or an eye-dropper with the bulb snipped off for the tube, and Mulcahy was being ''shelled'' while it happened. ** Hawkeye himself had to perform one. It was in one on a North Korean solider, after been captured to provide medical aid. In the field field, without English-speaking assistants (enough yelling and gestures got the mobile solider to hold his buddy down) or much equipment (first aid kit and a pen cap) and seemed to have been something of last resort/only thing he could try type situation. Realistically, it did not turn out well.
3rd Oct '15 5:13:20 PM cosmo359
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* In ''Series/NightAndDay'', Ryan Harper has to perform one of these on Josh Alexander when a birthday cake triggers a nut allergy. As a result, Josh decides he owes Ryan his life, and voluntarily becomes his slave.
9th Sep '15 10:24:24 PM alast
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* Justified on ''Series/{{Emergency}}'', which, like the ''ER'' example, had a trained doctor doing one in the emergency room on a guy whose trachea had collapsed. He had to have one to keep him alive until surgery could fix it. * Also somewhat justified on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', as it's done by the certified Military Trauma Surgeon Owen Hunt, albeit done in an unconventional fashion with a ballpoint pen.

* Justified on ''Series/{{Emergency}}'', which, like the ''ER'' example, had a trained doctor doing one in the emergency room on a guy whose trachea had collapsed. He had to have one to keep him alive until surgery could fix it. * ''{{Series/Wallander}}'': The episode "The Man Who Smiled" of the BBC version has Kurt Wallander performing this with a kitchen knife and a pen.

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* ''{{Series/Wallander}}'': The episode "The Man Who Smiled" of the BBC version has Kurt Wallander performing this with a kitchen knife and a pen.
6th Sep '15 10:36:41 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'', a former Navy medical corpsman happens upon a recent car accident and attempts a tracheotomy on one of the victims. Despite being fully trained and capable, her patient dies and she is prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license. Much drama is wrung from the fact that she'd have a civilian EMT certification, providing legal protection in such a situation, had she been discharged from the Army or Air Force instead. In the end, Gibbs pulls some strings to cut a plea deal for community service.
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* In an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', a former Navy medical corpsman happens upon a recent car accident and attempts a tracheotomy on one of the victims. Despite being fully trained and capable, her patient dies and she is prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license. Much drama is wrung from the fact that she'd have a civilian EMT certification, providing legal protection in such a situation, had she been discharged from the Army or Air Force instead. In the end, Gibbs pulls some strings to cut a plea deal for community service.
12th Jul '15 11:22:26 AM Zsuzsa
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* In one ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' book, a man uses this procedure to save the life of another person choking at a coffee shop. By doing so, he reveals that he is a doctor, and another patron of the coffee shop recognizes him as the doctor who had recently testified against a mob boss and been forced to go into witness protection. [[WhatAnIdiot Naturally, the guy who recognized the doctor shouts out his identity to everyone in the coffee shop so that they can all acknowledge the hero by his proper name.]]
20th May '15 6:20:14 PM nombretomado
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* TruthInTelevision: One of the reasons FormulaOne fans remember the 1995 Australian Grand Prix is what happened during practice: Mika Hakkinen crashed very badly, and the medics had to perform a tracheotomy ''on the side of the track'' just to keep him alive.
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* TruthInTelevision: One of the reasons FormulaOne UsefulNotes/FormulaOne fans remember the 1995 Australian Grand Prix is what happened during practice: Mika Hakkinen crashed very badly, and the medics had to perform a tracheotomy ''on the side of the track'' just to keep him alive.
15th May '15 1:28:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Saw}} V'' has Strahm get his head locked inside a box that starts filling up with water. He survives by giving himself a tracheotomy with a ''pen''.
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* ''Film/{{Saw}} V'' ''Film/SawV'' has Strahm get his head locked inside a box that starts filling up with water. He survives by giving himself a tracheotomy with a ''pen''.
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