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The Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

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If a disaster took away the high-technology we take for granted, would you be prepared to keep you family healthy? Could you be an effective medic when hospitals are overcrowded and the ambulance is heading in the other direction? Can you take over if you were the highest medical asset left? Medical preparedness advocates Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, NP’s award-winning “Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way” is now out in its greatly expanded and revised 4th edition!
Previous editions have been 1st place winners in the Book Excellence Awards in Medicine, and this new edition has many more topics and almost triple the illustrations to give you the info needed to keep it together, even when everything else falls apart. Called “America’s favorite survival medic” by American Outdoor Guide, NY Times/Amazon bestselling author Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse Practitioner Amy Alton have put together a 700 page book that encompasses trauma care, first aid, chronic care, medical procedures, and much more. It’ll be an essential reference for anyone concerned about the uncertain future.
The Survival Medicine Handbook is written in plain English that anyone can understand, but it’s not just another medical first aid book. It’s unique in that it assumes that a disaster, natural or man-made, has removed all access to hospitals or doctors for the foreseeable future; you, the average person, are now the highest medical resource left to your family. The book’s goal is to make you effective in that role.
With over 300 topics and 300 illustrations, the 4th edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook covers just about every situation the family medic will encounter in times of trouble. This is only a portion of the table of contents:
SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS
SECTION 2: BECOMING A MEDICAL ASSET
SECTION 3: MEDICAL SUPPLIES
SECTION 4: NATURAL MEDICINE
SECTION 5: THE HISTORY AND PHYSICAL
SECTION 6: HYGIENE AND SANITATION
SECTION 7: HEAT, COLD, AND ALTITUDE ISSUES
SECTION 8: NATURAL DISASTERS
SECTION 9: RADIATION/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL EVENTS
SECTION 10: HEAD ISSUES
SECTION 11: DENTAL ISSUES
Section 12: RESPIRATORY ISSUES
SECTION 13: HEART ISSUES
SECTION 14: ABDOMINAL ISSUES
SECTION 15: URINARY TRACT ISSUES
SECTION 16: GENITAL TRACT ISSUES
SECTION 17: BONES AND JOINTS
STRAINS, SPRAINS, AND OTHER INJURIES
-Wrapping a Sprain-Sprains vs. Fractures-Orthopedic Natural Remedies
FRACTURES
Types of Fractures
Reducing a Deformity
Traction
Applying Splints
Placing a Cast-Care of Casts and Splints
Open Fracture Wound Care-Long
Term Fracture Care
DISLOCATIONS
SECTION 18: SKIN ISSUES
Cellulitis, Abscesses and Incision and Drainage
SECTION 19: ANIMAL BITES, STINGS, AND OTHER ISSUES
SECTION 20: ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND ANAPHYLAXIS
SECTION 21: MINOR WOUNDS
SECTION 22: BURNS
SECTION 23: BLEEDING TRAUMA
BLEEDING CONTROL TECHNIQUES-TOURNIQUETS-HEMOSTATIC DRESSINGS
SECTION 24: MAJOR WOUNDS
CHEST TRAUMA
-Rib Fractures
-Pneumothorax
-Needle Decompression
-Chest Seals
-Chest Tubes
BLUNT TRAUMA-STAB WOUNDS-GUNSHOT WOUNDS-SHOCK
SECTION 25: OPEN WOUND CARE
SECTION 26: WOUND CLOSURE
METHODS OF WOUND CLOSURE-HOW TO SUTURE SKIN-HOW TO STAPLE SKIN-DRAINS
SECTION 27: MASS CASUALTIES
SECTION 28: PATIENT TRANSPORT
SECTION 29: PREGNANCY, AND CHILDBIRTH
SECTION 30: OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS
SECTION 31: PANDEMICS
SECTION 32: NURSING CARE OFF THE GRID
SECTION 33: MENTAL HEALTH
SECTION 34: MEDICATIONS
ESSENTIAL OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS-PAIN MEDICATIONS-NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
SECTION 35: ANTIBIOTICS
HOW TO USE ANTIBIOTICS-WHICH AND HOW MANY?-EXPIRATION DATES-PROPER STORAGE Of MEDICINES
When medical personnel are overwhelmed and modern technology is non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is THE essential book for your home library.

Publisher‏:‎Doom and Bloom, LLC; 4th edition (August 24, 2021)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎694 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0988872501
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0988872509
Item Weight‏:‎3.67 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8 x 1.57 x 10 inches

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