This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.
This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.
Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.
Whether you're a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athletes Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that you've never felt before.
When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation's leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment--while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.
The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isn't just a doctor. He's an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.
In The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies, you'll find:Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix itThe secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injuryConcussions: What you need to knowThe most annoying sports maladies ever--from athlete's foot to side stitches--cured!The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletesTwo comprehensive eating plans, each with a week's worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength trainingDozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on the exam. Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score.
* The best-selling backcountry medical guide of its kind
* This edition includes new chapters on avalanche injuries, drowning, eye disorders, medical evacuations, and lightning
* Provides expert information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, plus medications, medical kits, and legal and ethical considerations
Compiled by highly recognized medical professionals in the emergency response and trauma field, the latest edition of Medicine for Mountaineering features fully revised and expanded information to help mountaineers weather storms, animal attacks, injuries, and more. With a new foreword by Buck Tilton and updated essentials on reacting to wilderness accidents, the 6th edition includes new chapters on drowning, avalanche injuries, evacuation procedures, and more.
Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack!Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic.Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material.Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention.Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly.Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar). Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus. Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout. Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more. Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.
DIVLook no further! From insect bites, insomnia, and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress, and heart health, this authoritative and comprehensive guide offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains, and manage minor ailments naturally./divDIV The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths, and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint for wellness for you and your family. The book’s 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive, and safe ingredients. Many you’ll find within your cupboards or at the grocery store. For instance:/divDIV /div Dab on tea tree oil to clear up acne Gargle with sage and thyme tea to combat sore throat Engage in mindfulness exercises for weight loss Eat chia seed to help with hay fever Whip up a calendula salve for diaper rash Heal dry skin with coconut oil Lift mood with a gratitude journal Take elderberry syrup for influenza Apply aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil to sore muscles
Identify, treat, and—most important—prevent common debilitating sports injuries and medical conditions.
Whether you’re a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athletes Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that you’ve never felt before.
When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation’s leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment—while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.
The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isn’t just a doctor. He’s an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.
In The Athletes Book of Home Remedies, you’ll find:
• Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix it
• The secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injury
• Concussions: What you need to know
• The most annoying sports maladies ever—from athlete’s foot to side stitches—cured!
• The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletes
• Two comprehensive eating plans, each with a week’s worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength training
• Dozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport
Typically the most challenging decision in the wilderness environment is when to evacuate a sick or potentially sick person, and as such, each section has detailed decision-making steps to inform you of when to be concerned and when to get out. This guidance is based upon the recent evidence-based consensus statement published by the Wilderness Medical Society on the scope of practice of wilderness first aid. Filled with original, full-color artwork illustrating the techniques and procedures described and with internal-spiral binding and waterproof pages handy for travel into extreme environments, The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a must-have for every back pocket or backpack.
Acclaimed when first published in 1977 and now available for the first time in paperback, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing diseases, unsoundnesses and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems.
As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia is an indispensable tool for every home, barn, and ranch.
The highly acclaimed reference on equine medical treatment and preventive care.
It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but also to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible.
Acclaimed when first published in 1977, and now thoroughly updated with the latest veterinary advances, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing disease, unsoundness, and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; infectious diseases such as West Nile virus; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems.
As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, is an indispensable tool for every home, stable, and ranch.
In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so slight) disturbance-a tender foot, a tight hamstring, a whiny knee. While these nagging issues often aren't serious enough to require a time-out, they are annoying, especially when they don't let you fully enjoy your time on the roads. /pr
Runner's World Essential Guides: Injury Prevention and Recovery is chock-full of helpful tips on how to avoid and recover from the most common injuries that plague runners. Presented in an easy to follow format and with dozens of handy sidebars, the practical information in this book will help keep runners on healthy, pain-free, and enjoying their running experience like never before.
When disaster strikes and no doctors are available, you'll have to rely on your own medical knowledge to survive. Prepper's Survival Medicine Handbook goes beyond basic first aid to teach you military-tested methods for treating life-threatening medical conditions, including:
• Gunshot wounds
• Third degree burns
• Radiation exposure
• Broken bones
• Ruptured arteries
• Severed limbs
• Poisonous snakebites
• Anaphylactic shock
The author, an emergency responder, details step-by-step treatment for everything from hypothermia and heat stroke to seizures and cardiac emergencies. Using information from actual military field manuals, this book provides everything you need to keep you and your loved ones safe when there's nowhere else to turn.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Getting Started
Chapter 2 – First Aid for Airway Obstruction
Chapter 3 – First Aid for Breathing
Chapter 4 – First Aid for Choking
Chapter 5 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Chapter 6 – First Aid for Bleeding
Chapter 7 – First Aid for Poisoning
Chapter 8 – First Aid for Burns
Chapter 9 – First Aid for Fractures and Dislocation
Chapter 10 – First Aid for Shock
Chapter 11 – First Aid for Seizures
Chapter 12 – First Aid for Stings and Bites
When it comes to defining first aid, it means the immediate care provided to an ill or injured person before a proper medical treatment is availed. In other words, first aid can be regarded as the life saving measures. But, why is it so important to know about first aid? The main purpose of first aid is to save the lives of people in life threatening accidental situations when no help is around. No doubt, the era we live in is the era of technologies, machines and modern vehicles, but unfortunately we are utilizing these facilities at the cost of our precious lives. The incidences of fire cases and road side accidents have been increasing for the past few decades. But, in most of the accidental situations, the death of the victim happens due to the lack of immediate medical treatment. Sometimes, it is not possible for the ambulance or a doctor to reach to the calamity stricken location immediately. What would you do if a friend of yours was choking in front of you and none of the people are around you was a doctor? Obviously, you just wouldn’t let your friend die in front of your eyes. This is where your training or knowledge of first aid would come handy, if you had any. By knowing the first aid skills, you might be at least able to save the life of victims on the spot before help could arrive. This clearly portrays the importance of first aid training. The number of precious lives that we lose every year in accidents can be significantly reduced by promoting the concept of first aid training.
This basic purpose of this book is to teach you different techniques and maneuvers that everyone should at least have some knowledge about. Who knows when you might face an emergency? It’s better to be prepared than not. So, buckle your seat belts and dive into the world of handy first aid skills that you should know. I’m sure by the time you reach the end of this book, you’ll be happy that you came across something this good.
This invaluable first aid guide has been compiled by and with the advice of experts responsible for training the emergency services – fire, ambulance and police – to ensure its practical focus.
It is easy to navigate and comes in a handy package, ready to provide a reassuring back-up when something goes wrong. Whether it is dressing a cut finger or giving the ‘kiss of life’, the guidance is there to ensure that first aid can be given safely and with confidence.
Contents include: first aid basics; life-saving procedures; quick reference for emergencies; first aid equipment you need; how to dress wounds; how to move a victim safely; how to deal with more than 100 specific injuries and situations.
In this updated version of the top-selling book, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.
Key areas include breathing and circulation; healing wounds and stopping bleeding; dealing with head injuries and altitude sickness; treating burns and scalds; mending broken bones, damaged joints and torn muscles; and avoiding poisons and removing foreign objects from wounds. You will also learn how to respond to the problems caused by extremes of climate and temperature as well as how to cope with a range of illnesses, including appendicitis, diaorrhea and malaria.
With tips on injury avoidance and effecting a successful rescue, Survival First Aid ensures that you will be prepared for almost any medical emergency.
—Learn key techniques such as diagnostic procedures, resuscitation and treating shock.
—How to treat cuts and burns and deal with fractures and head injuries.
—How to recognize and avoid poisoning and remove foreign objects from wounds.
—How to cope with problems caused by temperature and climate, from hypothermia to heat stroke.
—Illustrated throughout with more than 150 specially drawn artworks.
—Features self-contained boxes on subjects as diverse as vaccinations, the effects of blood loss, fire safety and rescue codes.
More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, knowledge is power, and few teachers are better equipped to deliver that knowledge than Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder. Veteran martial arts instructors and masters in their field, Kane and Wilder have teamed up with DC Comics artist Matt Haley to produce a step-by-step guide revealing the secrets of surviving-and preventing-violent encounters.
The defense begins by scanning the environment for dangerous situations and using verbal de-escalation to defuse tense situations. If a fight is unavoidable, the authors offer clear guidance for being the victor, along with advice on legal implications, including how to handle a police interview after the attack.