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Hypodermic-ready clothing

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Some medications are normally administered by intramuscular injection, the preferred site being the upper arm.

But for some humans, there is a problem; the medic involved expects unrestricted and uncluttered access to bare skin in the target area, requiring the removal of clothing, and no sooner have two successive leaves fallen from a deciduous tree that the older portion of the population perceive an imperative to pile on a profusion of extra garments.

Thus at the place of treatment, there is a long-winded process of removing the outer coat, scarf and hat, then the jacket, then a woolly cardigan, then a sweatshirt, then a regular (buttoned) shirt, and finally a vest.

By the time this tedious process is completed, the jab has been administered, and the garments re-donned, the trees are in leaf again, birds are building new nests, and winter is a distant memory.

This is unsatisfactory. Very, very unsatisfactory.

As a second-best option (the best option being brisk euthanasia of the troublesome elder,) BorgCo have developed a Hypodermic-Ready Clothing range.

These garments look just like normal clothes, with the exception that on the upper arm (on both sides) there is a "hatch", securely closed by a zipper, buttons, or hook-and-loop fasteners, as appropriate. All that needs to be done prior to treatment is to release the various covering layers, allowing the nested "hatches" to be hinged back and the skin then treated with antiseptic prior to the injection.

The whole tedious re-sealing process can then be completed elsewhere.

8th of 7, Oct 06 2020

On the other hand... https://care.diabet...rg/content/20/3/244
...it is safe and convenient to inject through clothing. [kdf, Oct 06 2020]

Apollo Injection Patch https://ntrs.nasa.g...tations/20130011327
[kdf, Oct 06 2020]

"Freezing" vacuum of space? http://sitn.hms.har...3/space-human-body/
No, you won’t freeze (or explode) [kdf, Oct 06 2020]


       Can the hatch be voice controlled?   

       Open the hypodermic port please Alexa.
kdf, Oct 06 2020

       // Alexa //   

       Don't ... go ... there ... <Collective tooth-grinding/>   

       Voice activation ? Ah, Sir wishes to purchase the De Luxe version ... suits you, Sir ...   

       Useful link, and we are familiar with autoinjectors, but the circumstances we are addressing involve not merely a single layer of clothing but the sort of over-zealous padding that makes the wearer look like a well-insulated Sumo wrestler ...
8th of 7, Oct 06 2020

       And then there's the little known "Apollo Injection Patch" (link). Getting a needle through a pressurized spacesuit might be even trickier than the profusion of extra garments you mentioned.
kdf, Oct 06 2020

       Apparently the freezing vacuum of space is nothing compared to the potential threat to health and well being that a slightly chilly Autumn day represents. A fully pressurized and temperature-controlled environment suit with its own air supply is fine, as a sort of intermediate layer between the two inner pullovers and the outer goose-down parka ...   

       Anecdotal evidence indicates that it is possible to suffer from life-threatening hypothermia merely by looking out of a double-glazed window at what appears to be a "crisp" October afternoon ...
8th of 7, Oct 06 2020

       Vacuum of space is not "freezing." (link). As long as she stays in the light - maybe turning on a spit, so all sides get exposed to solar radiation equally.
kdf, Oct 06 2020

       Round these parts, yes, there's solar radiation; we're talking about the void between galaxies, where the only ambient energy is weak starlight and the cosmic microwave background. The Oort cloud is positively tropical by comparison.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2020

       I wouldn't worry about it - no thermal conduction in vacuum, and it will take a long time for her to chill much via radiant heat loss. And think of the VIEW! If you can convince her to take the trip, I still have a spare MOL suit for sale.
kdf, Oct 06 2020


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