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Street Medic Wikia (beta), the online resource for street medics that anyone can edit


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Project:About Medic mini wiki

The aim of this wiki is to develop a collaboratively edited information resource focused on medical issues, treatment protocols, ethical standards, and historical information of use to street medics.

The featured article this week is Initial assessment.

Contents

The medic mini wiki currently contains articles in the following categories:

  1. Treatment protocols
  2. Medical issues
  3. Injury aftercare
  4. Roles and ethics
  5. Historical events

To write a new Medic mini wiki article, enter the page title in the box below. Be sure to type {{medic wiki}} at the top of your new page page before you save it.

Current events

  • The Medic mini wiki pre-release was created Oct. 27 2006
  • Oaxaqueno health workers need our thoughts, prayers, and support.[1]
  • The Houston janitor's strike which requested street medic support ended on November 20th. The more than 1,700 janitors who walked off the job last month won a contract that will increase their pay and hours and allow for health care in the future. Thank you to medics.[2]
  • UFPJ has announced an anti-war march on Washington, D.C., on Sat. January 27, and a national "3 Days of Action to end the War" for March 19-27, 2007.
  • The 2007 Great Lakes Anarchist Gathering will be held the second weekend in April in Toledo. Chicago medics may start a working group to plan for coordinated participation.[3]
  • The United States Social Forum will be held from June 27 - July 1 2007 in Atlanta. The Local Host Committee expects 20-30,000 activists, educators, organizers and citizens. They request street medic support during the social forum.[4]


more current events

What is a street medic?

Street medics, or action medics, are volunteers with varying degrees of medical training who attend protests and demonstrations to provide medical care such as first aid. Unlike regular emergency medical technicians, who work for state-sponsored institutions, street medics operate as civilians, and are not protected from arrest.

Street medic organizations also do heathcare related projects in their communities and abroad. Street medics run low-income herbal health clinics, wellness clinics for migrant workers, and temporary family practice clinics to support people who are organizing for self-defense or advocating for their rights. A group of street medics founded the first health clinic to open in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

More about street medics

What can you do to help?

  • Create an account
  • Create a User Page
  • Be bold: add new content to the Medic mini wiki

References

  1. Coverage on Oaxaca by The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  2. Houston Indymedia website. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  3. the Midwest Action Network. Retrieved on 2006-11-30.
  4. United States Social Forum. Retrieved on 2006-11-30.


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