The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster

by Joseph Alton, Amy Alton

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The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster is the new abridged version of the bestselling book The Survival Medicine Handbook.

This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.

This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.

Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632202611
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 73,189
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Joseph Alton, M.D. (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (Nurse Amy) are medical preparedness professionals from the popular survival website

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix


I Principles of Medical Preparedness 5

Medical Preparedness: How to Get Started 6

Wilderness Medicine vs. Long-Term Survival Medicine 9

The Importance of Community 12

II Becoming a Medical Resource 15

The Status Assessment 16

Likely Medical Issues You Will Face 21

Medical Skills You Will Want to Learn 23

Medical Supplies 25

Natural Remedies 34

The Physical Exam 37

The Mass Casualty Incident 41

Patient Transport 51

III Hygiene and Sanitation 55

Hygiene-Related Medical Problems 56

Lice and Ticks 57

Dental Care 63

Respiratory Infections 78

The Effective Sickroom 87

Food-Borne and Water-Borne Illness 89

Diarrheal Disease and Dehydration 92

IV Infections 95

Appendicitis and Conditions that Mimic It 97

Urinary Tract Infections 102

Hepatitis 104

Fungal Infections 107

Cellulitis 110

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses 115

V Environmental Factors 117

Heat-Related Emergencies 120

Cold-Related Medical Issues 123

Altitude Sickness 130

Wildfire Preparedness 132

Storm Preparedness 136

Earthquake Preparedness 140

Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis 142

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac 152

VI Injuries to Soft Tissues 155

Minor Wounds 157

Hemorrhagic and Major Wounds 159

Burn Injuries 174

Animal Bites 178

Snake Bites 180

Invertebrate Bites and Stings 183

Head Injuries 188

Sprains and Strains 191

Dislocations 195

Fractures 197

Amputation 202

VII Chronic Medical Problems 205

Thyroid Disease 207

Diabetes 210

High Blood Pressure 213

Heart Disease and Chest Pain 216

Seizure Disorders 220

Kidney Stones and Gall Bladder Disease 223

VIII Other Important Medical Issues 229

CPR in Austere Settings 230

Headache 237

Eye Issues 240

Nosebleeds 244

Earache 244

Hemorrhoids 249

Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Delivery 251

IX Medications 259

Essential Over-the-Counter Drugs 260

Pain Medications 263

Natural Pain Relief 265

Stockpiling Medications 267

Emergency Contacts 285

Glossary 287

Index 301

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