Do injured soldiers get a vial of morphine?

Seen some old combat movies where field medic used to administer a vial of morphine to the neck of seriously injured soldiers. Are those cylindrical tube morphine still in used nowadays?

Just curious but seriously, is it true that morphine has to be injected on the neck for some reason or is it just some hollywood movie faking macho-ism.

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  • 1 十年前
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    Okay, Navy Corpsmen can carry morphine with them in combat zones, usually in liquid form. It is a strictly controlled substance that must be accounted for 24/7. As far as I know, having asked a few of my doc's about it, they can use it for trauma or for a terminal wound, but the likelihood of it being needed is low because it is addictive, and BAS/Hospital usually is close by.

    As for the administering of it, it can be given via an IV, in pill form, but it can also be ingested orally as a liquid (although it tastes foul).

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  • 1 十年前

    Those were little tin tubes with a needle attached. Think of a very small tube of toothpaste. Remove the needle cover, stick the person, squeeze the tube. They had a shelf life of forever. No longer in use. Now they use either a syringe or an auto injector. With an auto injector you just slam it into the leg and it shoots the morphine in.

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    1 十年前

    if theres too much pain or the heart rate is going too fast, they get morphine

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