Survival Medicine Podcast: Tear Gas, Suture Needles, Second Waves, More

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If you’re reading the headlines, you’re probably hearing that, as the country slowly reopens, we’re seeing many more people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s getting coronavirus and a lot of fear about second waves. What does this mean for second and third waves? Are hospitals going to be overwhelmed? Maybe not, say the Altons. Hear why in this episode.

Plus, wound closure is a basic skill needed by any medic in areas without modern medical facilities. Suturing is just one of the way you can close a wound, and judicious use can help accelerate the healing process. Learn more about suture needles with Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse Amy Alton.

Also, when you think of protester-police confrontation, you think of tear gas. What do you do to protect yourself if you’re in an area of civil unrest to deal with tear gas exposure? Dr. Alton tells you what to do, plus some myths and misconceptions about treatment.

All this and more in the latest Survival Medicine Podcast with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy!

To listen in, click below:

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

The Altons

Amy and Joe Alton

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