Achieving hemostasis, also known as rapidly stopping bleeding, is a crucial skill that the survival medic must master. In survival situations, bleeding can stem from a range of sources, including falls on rough terrain or confrontations with hostile groups. If bleeding wounds are not treated effectively, it can result in avoidable fatalities among survivors.
The power outage has persisted for 40 days, transforming what initially seemed like a temporary blackout into a grave situation. Both the fire and police departments are overwhelmed, and the 911 system has been inoperative for weeks.
The most lethal poison known to man is testosterone. It is not by chance that men make up 93 percent of the federal prison population. Most guys, as any woman will tell you, are infantile and self-destructive—sometimes for hours on end.
The prepper with medical training must deal with a wide range of medical issues. When you don’t have access to modern medical facilities, bleeding, broken bones, burns, and infections can pose serious problems.
Shock can have many different meanings. A movie’s plot twist could be shocking to some. Touching a live wire could result in a shock. You may be in shock as a result of the death of a loved one or as a result of trauma. Shock, in my opinion, is a terrifying term that predicts poor outcomes despite our best medical efforts.
If you assembled a trauma medical kit or individual first aid kit five to seven years ago, your equipment might need to be updated. Whether you started with a simple first aid kit or you made your own by handpicking the items inside, you should go over the contents now because even medical supplies have a shelf life.
How many times have you swallowed a piece of food that was too big and started panicking that it won’t go down? While you may have been lucky and eventually managed to swallow that piece of food, others weren’t as lucky.
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies, and it is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain. In the United States, 250,000 cases of appendicitis are reported annually, representing 1 million patient-days of admission.
Reading the vital signs of a patient is the first proper step you can make to ensure adequate medical assistance is provided. In today’s article, we will discuss the vital signs, how to read them, and what information they can provide, to help us better treat a patient.
The bone protruding from the young man’s moist red jeans pulled the student’s blood to her feet. Her face became as pale as that of the victim lying on the ground. Unknown to the student, the “victim” was an artistic creation for the purpose of showing wilderness survival students how to react to medical emergencies in the wilderness.
In the United States, there are over 5,000 deaths annually from drowning. It is the third leading cause of accidental death. By definition, drowning is death from asphyxia induced by submersion in a liquid. Near-drowning, then, is the successful break in the chain of events that begins with submersion and ends with death.