November 20, 2007
Scoop and run (Scoop and shoot這是說多重受傷時 最要緊的是先送醫院而不是局部的小急救) is a colloquialism for the practice of immediately transporting ill or injured medical patients to a medical facility. Also known as, GTHTTH (Get The Hell To The Hospital), an acronym used by some Emergency Medical personnel to prevent alarming the patient.
This phrase comes into use most commonly for the very seriously injured, such as at a violent automobile collision, when it becomes obvious to the first responders that the person may die without immediate treatment at an advanced facility. The responders may then "scoop up the body and run" to the ambulance and then on to the hospital, ignoring relatively minor injuries. The implication is that palliative or first aid treatment in the field will do little or no good for the patient, and that any delay in arriving at the hospital will be severely detrimental.
In general, it is common practice in the United States to transport patients to a medical facility as soon as possible, meaning as soon as it is safe to do so.
Alternative practice is to treat as many ailments as possible in the field ( ), or as many as possible when the stability of the patient is more critical than the delay ( ). See Organization of the emergency medical assistance > Prehospital care strategies.
Today, emergency medical technicians are trained to make a transport decision early in patient care, whether to "load and go" or "stay and play," based on the severity of the patient's condition.
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Pros and Cons of Decriminalizing Marijuana
According to a study carried out a few years ago which compared marijuana users in Amsterdam and San Francisco, decriminalizing the drug doesn't lead to more widespread use.
This debunked the views of prohibitionists who argue that relaxed laws will lead to a rampant increase in the use of marijuana. Anti-drug proponents, who often talk about marijuana being a first step to the use of harder drugs, should also take note that decriminalization appears to reduce the so-called "gateway effect." Against this backdrop, most policymakers in the Netherlands believe that if a problem has proved to be insurmountable, it is better to try controlling it instead of continuing to enforce laws with mixed results. By contrast, most other countries take the point of view that drugs are detrimental to society and must therefore be outlawed, even when such policies fail to eliminate drug use
Perhaps it is because of this that the Netherlands is famous around the world – especially with young people – for being ‘groovy’ and laid back due to its tolerant laws on selling marijuana. In fact, it’s actually legal to buy up to five grams of pot in Amsterdam – and you’re allowed to smoke joints in public. So, many people would think that smoking dope is a favourite pastime for young Dutch people. But surprisingly, the opposite is true – Dutch teenagers are reportedly smoking less than their European peers and far less than teenagers in the United States. Our reporter, Rachel
Nolan, was curious about this so she went to Amsterdam to talk to those who are smoking and those who aren’t.
noun [U] US SLANG OR UK OLD-FASHIONED SLANG
a pot smoker
decriminalize, UK USUALLY decriminalise Show phonetics
to stop something from being illegal:
the campaign to decriminalize cannabis
decriminalization, UK USUALLY decriminalisation Show phonetics
WordNet: decriminalizeNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The verb has one meaning:
Meaning #1: make legal
Synonyms: legalize, legalise, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise
Antonym: criminalize (meaning #2)
connected with the law:
a legal obligation/requirement
your legal rights
my legal representatives (= my lawyers)
allowed by the law:
Is abortion legal in your country?
NOTE: The opposite is illegal.
as stated by the law:
Children under sixteen are not legally allowed to buy cigarettes.