posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 08:06 PM
Eesh. Well, it being SAS they were likely not in a place that medical help or evac was going to happen for the wounded. Ever. So, in that case, a
round to the head is better than ants and flies, IMHO.
It might be a bit more chancy if it happened where help was at least possible. But that wasn't the case here.
I am quite sure this sort of thing goes on all the time. However, as has been said, it's nuts to advertise that you did it. Applying a 3S to someone
involves a hefty dose of the final 's'.
As far as "comfort care" order sets go, my youngest bro works in the ICU, he showed me the order set at his hospital. The doses are not survivable.
It's quite obvious what you are permitted to do. It doesn't say it explicitly. But the order allows you to administer something like 600mg of morphine
an hour along with 20mg of Ativan an hour. 'to ease discomfort'. Had the doses been within rationally useful limits, yes, it would probably be less
pointed. But when they give you a dose range that would kill an elephant and say 'have at it', it's fairly clear.