Survival Medicine Hour: Infectious Disease, Sick Room Basics, Nat’l Prep Month

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In good times, we have the luxury of modern medical facilities and advanced techniques to isolate a sick patient from healthy people. If we ever find ourselves in a grid-down scenario, most of these advantages will go the way of the dinosaur, and we will be placed in, essentially, the same medical environment we experienced in the 19th century.

It should be possible for the medically prepared to put together a “sick room” or “hospital tent” that will minimize the chance of infectious disease running rampant through your community. It’s important to care effectively for the sick while keeping the healthy out of the reach of contagion. Joe and Amy Alton tell you the basics of what makes an effective sick room for epidemic settings off the grid, plus discuss a number of infectious diseases that might become rampant in survival settings.

Also, new fires on the California/Oregon border, 20 people sickened on a 14 hour flight from the Middle East, and much more on the Survival Medicine Hour Podcast!

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Plus, September is National Preparedness Month! Don’t forget to get your medical kits up to snuff with Nurse Amy’s entire line at!

Wishing you the best in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton

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