Posts Tagged : medical preparedness

Basics of Ballistic Trauma


Ballistics is the science that deals with the launching, flight, behavior, and effects of projectiles. A projectile can include anything that can be launched by physical or mechanical means, such as a rock, baseball, spear, arrow, bullet, or missile. In this article, we will discuss basic of ballistic trauma, mostly

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Survival Medicine Hour: Food,Water,Hand Decontamination, more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton (aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy) discuss things that you can do to prevent infectious diseases from affecting your family in good times OR bad… To listen in, click below: Joe and Amy Alton

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Nurse Amy’s Video: Gunshot Treatment Kit


    In extreme circumstances (or at a very bad day at the range), you might be called upon to deal with a gunshot or other hemorrhagic wound. What supplies would be useful to put together a lightweight but effective kit to deal with this terrible issue.  Nurse Amy demonstrates

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s “Prepari-nar” Tonight


We’re pleased to announce our collaboration with Prepare Magazine and the awesome Survivor Jane of #preppertalk on twitter to present a webinar on off-grid hygiene. Hygiene issues will be rampant and a challenge for the family caregiver in times of trouble, and we want to tell you just how to

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How To Treat a Stye


The family caregiver has to be able to handle problems that occur in times of disaster and good times as well. One common issue they’ll encounter is that of styes.   What is a Stye (Sty, Stie)?     A stye, also known as a “hordeolum”, is a bump on

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Survival Medicine Hour: Survival Sanitation, Vinegar, more


In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss dealing with human waste in off-grid settings, the many uses of vinegar, the latest Ebola case from West Africa to be evacuated to the U.S., and more.  To Listen in, Click

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Video: Survival Sanitation: Human Waste


New Video:  Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, talks about dealing with human waste when the grid goes down due to a disaster.  check it out below: Wishing you the best of health in good times OR bad, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. Are your ready to deal

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Visualization As Survival Tool, Guest Post by B. Brewster, M.D.


  (DR. BONES SAYS: From time to time, we like to publish articles by promising young writers in the field of survival. Today’s post is an excerpt of an article I received from Belinda H. Brewster, MD, FACEP. She is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician who subspecializes in Wilderness

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia and more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe and Amy Alton) discuss the cold wave coming from Alaska to the lower 48 states and begin a series on cold weather and its dangers.  Besides hypothermia, we discuss our recent trip to

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Survival Medicine Hour, Influenza, Nick Adams Part 2


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour (on time, for once!), Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss prevention and treatment of influenza, plus what happens when you get interviewed by reporters about Ebola.  Nurse Amy completes her 2-part interview with Nick

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