In off-grid settings, you can expect there to be concerns about food preparation. Outbreaks of bacterial disease, however, can occur even in the most developed country due to contamination. A recent example is the salmonella outbreak that’s sickened close to 100 people, putting 23 of them in the hospital. The culprit appears to be pre-cut melon from CAITO foods, the kind sold in those plastic clamshell-looking containers and sold at places where you probably shop. Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Target, and others. the recalled products include watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. Dr. Joe Alton tells you how to identify salmonella symptoms, typhoid fever, and much more…
Also, a major disaster can easily take away access to a functioning modern medical system. In that circumstance, caring for the sick and injured becomes the responsibility of a brave soul with some knowledge and supplies; that brave soul is probably going to be you.
Even in bad times, a caregiver’s responsibility usually involves dealing with one ill or injured individual at a time. There may come a day, however, when all hell breaks loose and you’re confronted with multiple casualties at once. This is known as a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI).
An MCI is any event in which the existing medical resources are inadequate for the number and severity of injuries incurred. Situations where this might be the case include everything from a multi-car accident to a nuclear detonation. Find out what to do if you’re the first on the scene with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy!
All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP!