February 06, 2006

Safe and Sane Cutting

NURSES want patients who are intent on harming themselves to be provided with clean blades so that they can cut themselves more safely...

This could include giving the “self-harm” patients sterile blades and clean packets of bandages or ensuring that they keep their own blades clean. Nurses would also give patients advice about which parts of the body it is safer to cut.

Posted by Dr. Frank at February 6, 2006 07:11 AM | TrackBack

Is there really a need for this? Are there a lot of cases of people getting infections from self inflicted wounds? I didn't think "cutters" shared blades like druggies share needles, but maybe I'm wrong.

I guess I do see the point in fresh bandages though.

Posted by: Manda at February 6, 2006 02:14 PM

of course this a british thing. they are very permissive.

Posted by: kendra at February 6, 2006 05:05 PM

Cutters are Darwinism in action. Let 'em go. Same goes for smokers. Neither should be able to seek treatment for health problems that arise as a direct result of their retarded habits. That's why my premiums are so damn steep.

Posted by: Tim at February 6, 2006 10:47 PM

Safe and Sane?

Posted by: Michelle at February 9, 2006 05:04 AM

Christ, talk about accentuating a problem. They should be forced to wear medievil steel meshing constantly - then beaten.

Its like these jerks who want to legalise weed, a hippie uprising would lead to a junkie uprising and soon I could buy black tar with my bread and milk. Laws are made in our best interests...

Liberty man, its a ridiculous thing.

>cuts with dirty blade<

Posted by: Dan at February 10, 2006 11:18 AM

Everybody knows pot is a gateway uprising.

Wait, what?

Posted by: Tim at February 10, 2006 07:19 PM