Posts Tagged : medical supplies

Medical Supplies, Part 4: Open/Bleeding Wounds

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The injury that most non-professionals are most fearful of is the open, often bleeding, wound. With the right supplies, however, even heavy bleeding can be staunched successfully. A discussion of the procedure for stopping hemorrhage in a wound can be found in some of our other articles; this article will

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Medical Supplies, Part 2: Minor Wounds

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Minor Wounds Some of the most important medical supplies you’ll accumulate will be those used to deal with injuries. Most of these (I hope) will be minor wounds that won’t take a lot of advanced equipment to handle but could easily affect your ability to function if ignored.  Let’s outline

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Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoon, Tuberculosis, Medical Bags, and More

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy,  discuss the Phillipine typhoon, Tuberculosis outbreaks among recent immigrants, choosing the right bag to put your medical supplies in, some myths about how much water you

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Medical Supplies, Part 1: Starting Out

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A common question we encounter in our travels is: “What supplies do you recommend for our medical storage?”.  Indeed, the subject comes up so often that Nurse Amy put together a entire DVD Guide to Medical Supplies.  The non-medical professional should not only understand what items to have on hand

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Pandemic Masks

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In the last few months, I’ve noticed that we have had a wave of possible candidates for the next great pandemic. Ebola virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, drug-resistant Tuberculosis, Influenza, and various other diseases can cause large numbers of deaths in susceptible populations.  Many of the victims will come from

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Survival Medicine Hour: MAG’s Charley Hogwood, Heart Disease, Medical Supplies

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy welcome back Charley Hogwood, author of MAGS: The People Part of Prepping, to discuss part 2 of forming and managing mutual assistance groups.  Dr. Bones discusses heart disease and chest pain in survival situations,

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Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoon, Medical Supplies, Staying Calm

In this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour Nov 9, 2013 with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, Nurse Amy talks about what medical supplies you should have in your storage (Part 1), Dr. Bones discusses habits of consistently calm people in stressful circumstances, and the devastating typhoon in the Phillipines.  To

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YOU as Medical Resource

      In circumstances when you have lost access to modern medicine, there is no substitute for being medically prepared. Any disaster, short term or long term, puts your loved ones in jeopardy.  History tells us that these types of calamities CAN happen.  From tornados in Joplin, Missouri, to

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Survival Medicine Cabinet: OTC Drugs

We spend a lot of time talking about natural and alternative remedies, and we often make recommendations of what herbal medicines to have in your storage.  We’ve also discussed antibiotics and a number of other prescription medications you should stockpile and how to obtain them.  We haven’t spent much time,

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Doom and Bloom Hour : Blizzards, OTC Meds, Medical Supply List

    On today’s Doom and Bloom ™ Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy “prep” you with lots of important information for your medical preparedness! Dr. Bones discusses the recent blizzard, and also,10 over the counter medicines you should not be without. Nurse Amy will share more herbal medicinal plants

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