Survival Medicine Podcast: Hypothermia, Off-Grid Nursing, Pt. 1

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he environment plays a large role in your success as medic in survival settings. If you don’t take weather conditions and other factors into account, you have made the environment your enemy, and it’s a formidable one. One major issue is cold-related illness, otherwise known as hypothermia. Dr. Joe Alton discusses what to do when the family medic is faced with someone struck by cold exposure.

Also, Nurse Amy Alton begins a series on nursing care off the grid. While not as sensational as emergency trauma care, the daily maintenance of the bedridden group member is so important that you’re bound to lose people if you don’t know how to properly care for them all the way to recovery. Amy discusses what you need to know in part 1…

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

Joe and Amy Alton

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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