I'd like to contribute here if I may...
I try to handle as many of the medical questions/problems as I can when I am here. I would love to see an emergency board, however, not everyone considers the same sort of thing as an emergency, which bogs down the board as I (and the others) still need to read through each one to prioritize according to need/urgency. That pretty much gets accomplished now as much as I can when I get time. The work I do here is voluntary so has to come 2nd to my job and the rest of my life. Most of the best/most knowledgeable members here have limited time to devote and can only handle so much in a given day, with mod responsibilities coming first. I know Byron pm's me from time to time to ask for help, and as I have told him and a few others, I'm always available that way if someone really needs help. During the day during the week I am on and off all day, thats the fastest way to catch me.
With that said, maybe there is a better way instead of an emergency board to flag the emergency situations? An icon that prioritizes that post as an emergency, something the OP can add when posting?
To mcb5522, I'm sorry if I never got to your posts. The time I can spend here is limited and I tend to go first to the unanswered questions link at the top of the user page before anywhere else. I have noticed not many "new" ones on a daily basis when I get here, so I'm wondering if something is getting lost or not working properly? If nobody answered your posts they should have appeared there, and I try to get here at least 3 or more days/wk. I stick exclusively to this forum so as not to stretch my own schedule too thin.
In any case, as this is being discussed, etc. I would like to let everyone know that if you have an emergency medical situation and have not received help within 12 hrs of posting, you can feel free to pm me with a link to your post and I will attend to those first when I get here. I will NOT handle thread content via pm, so please limit the pm to a link to the post on the open forum.
I enjoy this forum over all others online, so I will do my best to help here as much as I can. Thank you to the mods for making this such a great place to be. I know first hand how much work goes into it, and its greatly appreciated!