(regarding ring removal via compression "bandage":) I would also
caution anyone NOT working in a health care environment that this
is probably an excellent way to be the recipient of a "nerve
damage", "blood clot", "circulation damage", or "practicing
medicine without a license" lawsuit if anything would go wrong,
since you probably dont have the proper forms for them to sign or
the legal standing to make them valid.
I was hoping that someone besides me would express this point of
view. I’d keep the link to the YouTube video handy behind the
jewelry case to offer to a customer as a POSSIBLY self-administered
solution in their own home, or better yet, as a suggestion to the
docs in their ER. I wouldn’t try it on anyone except maybe myself or
In some states in the US, practicing medicine without a license
would be not only lawsuit material, but also may be a felony or
misdemeanor. If your store has video, here come the subpoenas.
But beyond those practical considerations, the real point is that
one could do real harm by trying this technique on someone whose
hand had not been xrayed first, etc.