Black & White Version. If a disaster took away the high-technology we take for granted, would you be prepared to keep you family healthy? Could you be an effective medic when hospitals are overcrowded and the ambulance is heading in the other direction? Can you take over if you were the highest medical asset left? Medical preparedness advocates Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, NP’s award-winning “Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way” is now out in its greatly expanded and revised 4th edition!
Previous editions have been 1st place winners in the Book Excellence Awards in Medicine, and this one has many more topics and almost triple the illustrations to give you the info needed to keep it together, even when everything else falls apart. Called “America’s favorite survival medic” by American Outdoor Guide, NY Times/Amazon bestselling author Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse Practitioner Amy Alton have put together a 700 page book that encompasses trauma care, first aid, chronic care, medical procedures, and much more. It’ll be an essential reference for anyone concerned about the uncertain future.
The Survival Medicine Handbook is written in plain English that anyone can understand, but it’s not just another medical first aid book. It’s unique in that it assumes that a disaster, natural or man-made, has removed all access to hospitals or doctors for the foreseeable future; you, the average person, are now the highest medical resource left to your family. The book’s goal is to make you effective in that role.
With over 300 topics and 300 illustrations, the 4th edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook covers just about every situation the family medic will encounter in times of trouble. This is only a portion of the table of contents:
SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS
SECTION 2: BECOMING A MEDICAL ASSET
SECTION 3: MEDICAL SUPPLIES
SECTION 4: NATURAL MEDICINE
SECTION 5: THE HISTORY AND PHYSICAL
SECTION 6: HYGIENE AND SANITATION
SECTION 7: HEAT, COLD, AND ALTITUDE ISSUES
SECTION 8: NATURAL DISASTERS
SECTION 9: RADIATION/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL EVENTS
SECTION 10: HEAD ISSUES
SECTION 11: DENTAL ISSUES
Section 12: RESPIRATORY ISSUES
SECTION 13: HEART ISSUES
SECTION 14: ABDOMINAL ISSUES
SECTION 15: URINARY TRACT ISSUES
SECTION 16: GENITAL TRACT ISSUES
SECTION 17: BONES AND JOINTS
STRAINS, SPRAINS, AND OTHER INJURIES