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Survival Medicine for Beginners

A Quick start Guide to Coping with Injury during Disaster

by M. Usman

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Table of ContentsIntroductionChapter 1 – What's In Your Kit?I – The Basic contents of a good first aid kitII – Conditions for use and precautionsIII – Alternative methods for when your pack is not enoughChapter 2 – Maintaining Your HealthI – Retaining fluids and preventing dehydrationII – Maintaining your nutritional intakeIII – A guide to sterile and safe hygiene practicesIV – The importance of restChapter 3 – Using medicines from your kitI – A quick guide to painkillers, their effects and conditions they should be used inII – Antiseptics and their uses in preventing infectionIII – Antibiotics and the situations they should be used inChapter 4 – Using indigenous plants that have medicinal propertiesI – Identifying and using plants as painkillersII – Common plants with antiseptic propertiesIII – Precautions and dangers of using plants as medicinesChapter 5 – Injuries to bones or jointsI – Methods for binding injuriesII – Materials that can be used as dressingsIII – A guide to caring for dislocations and sprainsChapter 6 – Emergency and Lifesaving TechniquesI – Controlling blood flow from woundsII – A quick guide to CPRConclusionAuthor BioPublisherIntroductionDisaster can strike at any given moment – whether you live in close proximity to natural hazards such as an earthquake zone or active volcano, or whether you live in a seemingly safe urban area. Your geographical location is a major factor when considering the different ways that you may be exposed to dangers, however this is an issue that has the potential to affect you at home, on holiday, or even when you're visiting a new area. In such situations, it may be difficult to reach the emergency services or contact someone that may be able to help you – you could find yourself isolated from human settlement and left to your instinctive devices.The basics to survival medicine are often overlooked and cast aside when it comes to common knowledge. How many of us could use indigenous plants as an antiseptic? How many of us could bind a wound using natural dressings? These are key skills that we have no use for in our everyday lives and of course, we can always use a helpful app or the internet to help us, right? But, what could we do in situations when those luxuries are out of reach and the only tools we have is the environment around us?This guide will cover the essential basics in survival medicine, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of how to cope with injuries in such distressing situations. From the contents of your survival pack to using potentially life-saving plants and applying emergency techniques – this guide will help you to build up a solid foundation. If you ever find yourself injured in a disaster situation, you'll know where to begin.

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Publisher:
Mendon Cottage Books
Imprint:
Smashwords Edition
Publication Date:
2015

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