The Survival Medicine Handbook Second Edition

Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P  known as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, have a vision. That vision is to educate and equip everyday people, like you and me, to step up to medical situations in their families or groups, when medical help is not on the way.

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That’s right, when medical help is not available and no medical help is expected to be available, we, every day people, must step up and do what we can with what we have. That’s where the book “The Survival Medicine Handbook,” second edition helps to equip its readers to prepare for health situations where there is no one else.

The emphasis is on prevention of disease, injury and serious medical issues and there is excellent information (in easy-to-understand layman’s terms) familiarizing the readers with anatomy, physiology, likely medical situations you will face in an emergency, how to put together supplies and resources, natural medicine (herbal, essential oils, nutritional) and much, much more in the 580+ pages packed with information and pictures.

Why a second edition? The first edition was on the Amazon best-seller list in 3 categories and extremely popular.  However, since this was the first book of its kind (other than the stabilize and transport advice books) it entered in waters previously uncharted.

 

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy state in the second edition, “This 2nd Edition covers more issue than the first book, and covers almost every subject in more detail. The book updates a number of areas of the first book with new strategies that we have devised for various problems. Every section has been amended in some way; some a little, some a lot.”

Just some of the topics covered in The Survival Medicine Handbook, Second Edition, (from Doom and Bloom.net)

  • MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS
  • BECOMING A MEDICAL RESOURCE
  • THE EFFECTIVE SURVIVAL MEDIC
  • FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING
  • LIKELY MEDICAL ISSUES YOU WILL FACE
  • MEDICAL SKILLS YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN
  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES
  • NATURAL REMEDIES
  • ESSENTIAL OILS
  • THE MEDICINAL GARDEN
  • THE PHYSICAL EXAM
  • THE MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT
  • PATIENT TRANSPORT
  • HYGIENE-RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES
  • LICE, TICKS, AND WORMS
  • DENTAL ISSUES
  • RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
  • FOOD AND WATER-BORNE ILLNESS
  • DIARRHEAL DISEASE/DEHYDRATION
  • DEALING WITH SEWAGE ISSUES
  • FOOD POISONING
  • APPENDICITIS/ABDOMINAL PAIN
  • URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
  • HEPATITIS
  • PELVIC AND VAGINAL INFECTIONS
  • WOUND INFECTIONS
  • ABSCESSES
  • TETANUS
  • MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS
  • FUNGAL INFECTIONS
  • HYPERTHERMIA (HEAT STROKE)
  • HYPOTHERMIA
  • ALTITUDE SICKNESS
  • WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS
  • TORNADO PREPAREDNESS
  • HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
  • EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS
  • ALLERGIC REACTIONS
  • ASTHMA
  • POISON IVY, OAK, AND SUMAC
  • RADIATION SICKNESS
  • BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
  • MINOR WOUNDS
  • MAJOR AND HEMORRHAGIC WOUNDS
  • SOFT TISSUE WOUND CARE
  • WOUND CLOSURE/OPEN WOUNDS
  • LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND NERVE BLOCKS
  • HOW TO SUTURE/STAPLE SKIN
  • BLISTERS, SPLINTERS, AND FISHHOOKS
  • NAIL BED INJURIES
  • BURN INJURIES
  • ANIMAL BITES
  • SNAKE BITES
  • INSECT BITES AND STINGS
  • HEAD INJURIES
  • SPRAINS AND STRAINS
  • DISLOCATIONS
  • FRACTURES
  • AMPUTATION
  • THYROID DISEASE
  • DIABETES
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • HEART DISEASE AND CHEST PAIN
  • ULCER AND ACID REFLUX DISEASE
  • SEIZURE DISORDERS
  • JOINT DISEASE
  • KIDNEY AND GALL BLADDER STONES
  • SKIN CONDITIONS
  • VARICOSE VEINS
  • CPR
  • HEADACHE
  • EYE PROBLEMS
  • NOSEBLEED
  • EARACHE
  • HEMORRHOIDS
  • BIRTH CONTROL
  • PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY
  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • SLEEP DEPRIVATION
  • ESSENTIAL OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS
  • A PRIMER ON PAIN MEDICATIONS
  • NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
  • STOCKPILING MEDICATIONS
  • HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO AND USE VARIOUS ANTIBIOTICS, ANTI-FUNGALS AND ANTI-VIRAL DRUGS
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About Vickilynn Haycraft

A student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 25 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and now radio talk show host, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children. Read Vickilynn's Product Reviews and Family Preparedness Articles at Examiner.com. She blogs at the Real Food Living Blog.