The Survival Medicine Handbook

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This survival handbook is meant for those who want to ensure the health of their loved ones in any disaster situation, from hurricanes to a complete societal collapse. Integrative medical strategies abound for all the likely medical issues you may encounter in a catastrophic scenario.

This book will teach you how to deal with all the likely medical issues you will face in a disaster situation, and shows you strategies to keep your family healthy even in the worse scenarios. You'll learn skills like performing a physical exam, transporting the injured patient, and even how to suture a wound!

The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net.The Survival Medicine Handbook (tm) is not your standard first aid book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor is available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. This book will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness for when YOU might be the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) is the essential reference book for every library. Written in plain English, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues.

Topics covered include:

  • MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS BECOMING A MEDICAL RESOURCE
  • THE EFFECTIVE SURVIVAL MEDIC
  • FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING
  • LIKELY MEDICAL ISSUES YOU WILL FACE
  • MEDICAL SKILLS YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN
  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES NATURAL REMEDIES
  • ESSENTIAL OILS · THE MEDICINAL GARDEN
  • THE PHYSICAL EXAM
  • THE MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT
  • PATIENT TRANSPORT
  • HYGIENE-RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES
  • LICE, TICKS, AND WORMS
  • DENTAL ISSUES
  • RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
  • FOOD AND WATER-BORNE ILLNESS
  • DIARRHEAL DISEASE/DEHYDRATION
  • DEALING WITH SEWAGE ISSUES
  • FOOD POISONING
  • APPENDICITIS/ABDOMINAL PAIN
  • URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
  • HEPATITIS
  • PELVIC AND VAGINAL INFECTIONS
  • WOUND INFECTIONS
  • ABSCESSES
  • TETANUS
  • MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS
  • FUNGAL INFECTIONS
  • HYPERTHERMIA (HEAT STROKE)
  • HYPOTHERMIA
  • ALTITUDE SICKNESS
  • WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS
  • TORNADO PREPAREDNESS
  • HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
  • EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS
  • ALLERGIC REACTIONS ASTHMA
  • POISON IVY, OAK, AND SUMAC
  • RADIATION SICKNESS
  • BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
  • MINOR WOUNDS
  • MAJOR AND HEMORRHAGIC WOUNDS
  • SOFT TISSUE WOUND CARE
  • WOUND CLOSURE/OPEN WOUNDS
  • LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND NERVE BLOCKS
  • HOW TO SUTURE/STAPLE SKIN
  • BLISTERS, SPLINTERS, AND FISHHOOKS
  • NAIL BED INJURIES
  • BURN INJURIES
  • ANIMAL BITES
  • SNAKE BITES
  • INSECT BITES AND STINGS
  • HEAD INJURIES
  • SPRAINS AND STRAINS
  • DISLOCATIONS
  • FRACTURES
  • AMPUTATION
  • THYROID DISEASE
  • DIABETES
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • HEART DISEASE AND CHEST PAIN
  • ULCER AND ACID REFLUX DISEASE
  • SEIZURE DISORDERS
  • JOINT DISEASE
  • KIDNEY AND GALL BLADDER STONES
  • SKIN CONDITIONS
  • VARICOSE VEINS
  • CPR
  • HEADACHE
  • EYE PROBLEMS
  • NOSEBLEED
  • EARACHE
  • HEMORRHOIDS
  • BIRTH CONTROL, PREGNANCY, AND DELIVERY
  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • SLEEP DEPRIVATION
  • ESSENTIAL OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS
  • A PRIMER ON PAIN MEDICATIONS
  • NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
  • STOCKPILING MEDICATIONS HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO AND USE VARIOUS ANTIBIOTICS, ANTI-FUNGALS AND ANTI-VIRAL DRUGS
  • EXPIRATION DATES

Information about the Author of the book:

Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. are the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. Joseph Alton practiced as a board-certified Obstetrician and Pelvic Surgeon for more than 25 years before retiring to devote his efforts to preparing your family medically for any scenario. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons for many years, served as department chairman at local hospitals and as an adjunct professor at local university nursing schools. He is a popular speaker at survival and preparedness conferences on the subject of medical readiness in austere times. A member of MENSA, Dr. Alton collects medical books from the 19th century to gain insight on off-the-grid medical protocols. Amy Alton is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has had years of experience working in large teaching institutions as well as smaller, family-oriented hospitals. Amy has extensive medicinal herb and vegetable gardens and works to include natural remedies into her strategies. Dr. and Ms. Alton are regular contributors to Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, Self-Reliance Illustrated, and Survivalist magazines. Their website at www.doomandbloom.net has over 300 articles on medical preparedness. As "Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy", they host a blog and radio program under the Doom and Bloom(tm) label. Dr. and Ms. Alton are firm believers that, to remain healthy in hard times, we must use all the tools at our disposal. Their goal is to promote integrated medicine; in this way, their readers will have the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.

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