Survival Medicine Hour: Injuries Incurred in Disasters, Casts, More

Share Button


A friend recently asked us to write about injuries that might be incurred in an earthquake scenario in the Pacific Northwest, so we decided to do a show on the various kinds of wounds you can expect in any major disaster, from a mudslide to a tornado to a major seismic event. Joe Alton MD recounts an incredible survival story of a woman who lived for a week at the bottom of a 200 foot cliff after running her car off it(!), and he and Amy Alton ARNP discuss everything from bleeding wounds, crush injuries, orthopedic damage, and much more, including basics on how to place a cast!

All this and much more in this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy!

To listen in, click below:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton

Amy and Joe Alton

Follow the Altons on Twitter @preppershow

Facebook at Doom and Bloom(tm)

YouTube at DrBones NurseAmy Channel

Please subscribe to our regular newsletter for more news you can use in any medical issue in good or bad times!

Check out Nurse Amy’s entire line of medical kits and supplies at!

Hey, don’t forget to check out our entire line of quality medical kits and individual supplies at Also, our Book Excellence Award-winning 700-page SURVIVAL MEDICINE HANDBOOK: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR WHEN HELP IS NOT ON THE WAY is now available in black and white on Amazon and in color and color spiral-bound versions at

Share Button
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Video: Crush Injuries
Basics of Crush Injuries