Here is a book that was recently put into print. I bought a copy on May 10th and am just waiting on the military postal service to deliver it (it has already shipped
). Lulu also has a 20% off coupon for the month of May. It is MAYBOOK
It is good to be able to have medical books, as one never knows when it might hit the fan and knowledge is needed to save ones self or ones loved one.
This book is written by a professional in the UK and the book came recommended to me so just wanted to share with you all. I'll update with a review when my copy gets here.
Survival Disaster and Tactical Medicine by Chris Breen in Medicine & Science
CHAPTER 1 EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS
CHAPTER 2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 3 BITES AND STINGS
CHAPTER 4 DEALING WITH PARASITES
CHAPTER 5 FOOT CARE
CHAPTER 6 TRAUMA
CHAPTER 7 JOINT PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 8 ALLERGIC REACTION
CHAPTER 9 RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES
CHAPTER 10 ABDOMINAL ILLNESSES
CHAPTER 11 NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 12 CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 13 DIABETES
CHAPTER 14 INFECTIOUS DISEASES
CHAPTER 15 POISONING
CHAPTER 16 SHOCK
CHAPTER 17 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT (ENT)
CHAPTER 18 EYE PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 19 SKIN CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 20 MINOR MEDICAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 21 MEDICATION
CHAPTER 22 VACCINES (IMMUNISATION)
CHAPTER 23 ROUTES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 24 CLINICAL SKILLS
CHAPTER 25 MEDICAL KITS & SUPPLIES
CHAPTER 26 EMERGENCY DENTISTRY
CHAPTER 27 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD)
CHAPTER 28 REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS
CHAPTER 29 LONG TERM CARE
CHAPTER 30 TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
CHAPTER 31 TRIAGE
APPENDIX 1 GCS
APPENDIX 2 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
The author is a Registered Nurse who served with the RAMC, a Paramedic and Clinical Tutor with additional qualifications in Trauma and Remote Medicine. He has had a long term interest in Survival medicine and is the Medical Advisor for a Survival group and runs courses in Survival Medicine.
The contents of this book are derived from a number of articles which have been published online and the syllabus of the Wilderness Medicine Course he runs.
The aim of this work is to provide the lay person with the knowledge and skills to deal with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries usually dealt with by Health Care Professionals.
Equipment, medical supplies and initial first aid treatment is covered, if the injury or illness would benefit from more advanced measures then these are detailed as well as any skills needed to carry them out. We will also look at aftercare and the limitations of care without the benefit of a modern health service.
If access to emergency services or normal health care is obtainable this should always be done, the advanced advice and techniques in this book should only be practiced by lay people if no other help is available and would not be for some time.
Scenarios where this could apply is in a Survival situation, where the time normally taken to be rescued may be delayed or when involved in major disaster where normal health services are unable to cope or have ceased to function.
Life is uncertain, people who are involved in survival situations, disasters and accidents are often unprepared both in knowledge and supplies. This book is intended to give you a grounding in medical care and encourage you to prepare supplies suitable to your level of knowledge and likely situations you may encounter.
It is hoped it will be useful to those who partake in extreme and wilderness sports and activities as well as those who are interested in survivalism and preparedness.
However reading a book is never a substitute for proper training and experience. Anyone seriously interested in using this knowledge should seek additional training with a reputable training organisation to the desired skill level. The author takes no responsibility for the use of the information contained herein by non Health Care Professionals.