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This is why military personnel aren't supposed to take their mobile phones into operation theatres

(13 Posts)
saltire Wed 22-Aug-07 16:28:21

Surely it is common sense not take a mobile phone into theatre - otherwise you do run the risk of this happening.


Why were they allowed mobiles in teh first place?

saltire Wed 22-Aug-07 16:29:48

Or even "operational theatres"

Laura032004 Mon 27-Aug-07 20:17:24

OMG shock I would have always insisted that DH take his mobile in case I needed to contact him - sure virtually all blokes out there have one?

glucose Mon 27-Aug-07 20:26:50

not mine! he is v. old school though!

pipsqueeke Sun 02-Sep-07 21:05:46

not mine either - he wanted to but I didn't let him.

i'd sooner pay the $10 extra each week on his phone card and the welfare minutes.

what a horrid experience for the lady/family to go thru.

saltire Mon 03-Sep-07 16:18:40

DH never takes his phone either, old school again - security can be compromised. Also, as DH said, what would happen if someone was killed, and their wife found out about it through a neighbour because "X had called his wife on the mobile, and she had told Z etc etc"

That's why we have points of contact and emergency numbers, to enable us to contact them in an emergency

pipsqueeke Mon 03-Sep-07 16:20:14

DH didn't take his wedding ring either - I didn't understnad at the time - but the told me he'd been told by superiors not to take it hmm as if he was captured then they could use it against him - ie we know your wife and are doing xy z etc.

littlelapin Mon 03-Sep-07 16:25:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kerrykatona Mon 10-Sep-07 13:44:50

what is a de-gloving accident

FluffyMummy123 Mon 10-Sep-07 13:45:17

Message withdrawn

tori32 Mon 10-Sep-07 13:53:15

Hi all, a de-gloving accident is where the ring gets caught and drags all the skin off the finger. etc. shock

The reason they don't have mobiles in operational theatres is because if it rings it is likely to give their position away and get them fired at!!! grin

kerrykatona Mon 10-Sep-07 13:55:24

shock ouch!!!!

tori32 Mon 10-Sep-07 13:56:43

yes very bad and sometimes need to amputate the affected finger shock (used to work in trauma theatre! grin)

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