Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dear Smith & Nephew Medical Supply,

On behalf of myself, and everyone else who's trying to diet, thanks for your new line of appetite-suppressing sacral bandage ads.





I don't really know what kind of salad I'd put sacrum dressing on, but right now it could be years before I'm interested in eating again.

Yours truly,

Ibee Grumpy, M.D.

Thank you, Jamie!

28 comments:

Rick said...

Why would one need a sacral dressing? (let alone such a fancy one)

surgery?

Haven said...

::cringes::

Anonymous said...

I must use them far too often on my patients to have this disturb my meal. Anyone wanna hear about the wound I could put my fist in? Anyone? ;)

Anonymous said...

Rick, there is something called a pilonidal cyst that, when removed, could probably use these bandages at some point in the healing process.

-Fran

emmy said...

God, please let me never need to use one.

LadybugAu said...

If applied incorrectly, it will come with a free wax

CrownedwithVictory said...

What is the point of the cute lil coccyx cut-out?

PharmNerd said...

I wonder what crack advertising team came up with this?

Lisa said...

Wait, didn't you see this person at Sea World last week?

Stephanie said...

Rick, They are used to help heal up pressure ulcers. Though I thyink most nursing homes (where they would be used the most) would be willing to fork over the cash to buy them. They look like they cost a considerable amount.

Rick said...

Thanks!

FemGeek said...

I'm with Anonymous...I see enough sacral wounds that it'd take a lot more than this to disturb my meal. (And I've seen some I could put my fist in, too!) This actually looks like an improvement over some of the dressings we use - I may just suggest it at our next "PUP" (Pressure Ulcer Prevention" meeting...

Packer said...

The nuts, bolts and other parts of medicine, a fascinating subject when you get to the bottom of things.

Silliyak said...

This is a road I don't think I want to go down...

beadnik said...

Greek salad??

Anonymous said...

A tossed salad?

fuzzy said...

still won't stick when they poop.....

Anonymous said...

Haha, behind. Get it???

Boy I hate advertising

EDNurseasauras said...

At least it has an arrow pointing toward the exit

Mad Jack said...

I did not need to read this thread.

Susan said...

Praying I never need open ass surgery but if I do, I guess these bandages would be good??

confusedLPN said...

I took the name of this post a little too literally and thought they were really appetite suppressing patches,like the quit smoking ones.I just couldn't figure out why you would put them on your butt.
Like some of the other responses,I've seen,and dressed,those same big old pressure sores and these do look like they would work for that.The wording in the add though....tacky,tacky,tacky

Alana said...

I know this was meant to be amusing (and it was), but I'm currently six months out from my second pilonidal cyst excision (with daily dressing changes!) and my first thought was, "wow, definitely gotta get my hands on this!".

Needless to say, it is a very sad day when you find yourself excited about sacrum dressings.

Special Sauce said...

I actually saw this and went "Hmm, we could totally use these at work." The usual primapore plus "stuff" doesn't stick for a damn. Wonder if our wound/ostomy nurse knows about these...

Pink said...

Did they put this patch on a cheerleader doing the splits?

C said...

one of my friend's husband's had a nasty cyst...surgical removal, lots of draining....painful...so I am sure these are ery necessary.

Morris said...

My diet willpower was slipping, but that shored it up nicely.. :P

Anonymous said...

As someone in training to apply these, I have to say, this is the most... intact backside I've ever seen a sacral dressing applied on. These are typically used as a dressing for stage 2/3 pressure ulcers (decubitus, aka "bedsores") over the sacrum. The person is very bad off if they're in a condition to get one of these (nursing home, paraplegia, altered mental status, "fallen and can't get up", etc.)

 
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