Survival Medicine Podcast: Austere Medics

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You know, the world isn’t getting any safer these days, and that means that, more than ever, you should be prepared for disasters, whether they be natural disasters or man-made. The family medic must assess their level of preparedness well before a disaster occurs, and now is as good a time as any. We refer to this as a “status assessment”. When performing this assessment, a number of questions must be asked and answered that clarify your job description and your level of readiness.  

Dr. Alton (aka Bones) and Nurse Amy discuss the survival medic’s job description, basic duties, considerations relating to the type of disaster, and misconceptions regarding the number of supplies and people that must be cared for in times of trouble…

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

Joe Alton MD     Amy Alton ARNP

The Altons

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