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Medical Preparedness Classes
This is a discussion on Medical Preparedness Classes within the First Aid and Medical Preparedness forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Maine-Marine
Stop the bleeding
Start the breathing
Protect the wound
Treat for shock
past these more things, the rest is taking care ...
No crazy med medication is a big concern.
Originally Posted by Maine-Marine
Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
This is something I would like to learn, at least some better basics. But then I never found any first aid training worth taking in my parts. The general rule seems to let you know as little as possible. "Do nothing, if you do, it will make more bad than good". 🙄
I have read some books on the subject, but it does not seem very good without any practical experience.
There it is a voluntary force in my town, but they mostly help with things like relocating people in case of flooding, colecting donatives and so on.
There are some course out there to look at. Paramedic, Fire and rescue training, held at local Technical colleges around the country that can give you more knowledge.
Focus on trauma care such as Airway, Bleeding, Circulation (ABC's) and the expand into follow on treatment shock, tourniquets, infection control how to make antiseptics from nuts/bark, etc. how to administer fluids intravenous (IV) or rectally. Use of sugar to augment water for iv's. Ways to splint wounds for transport. Learn types of vegitation to use to encourage diarrhetic or to treat for it based on the need.
Learn how to temporarily close wound, via staples, stitches, super glue, to reduce exposed area to infection. Learn how to treat through hole where there is an entry and exit wound.
Learn what you can do to reduce pain and also maintain caloric intake so taht the body can help itself recover.
An EMT class will generally take about 6 months depending on how it's structured. If you want a bit more than first-aid but don't have the time or desire to go to EMT look into your area's equivalent of Medical First Responder, MFR. In my area this is the level all Firefighters are required to be at though many go on to EMT or paramedic. With MFR or higher, you'll get more in depth knowledge and training on how to assess and start treatment for a wide range of medical and traumatic situations. Hands on learning is always part of the class too, or should be at least.
The other big thing is if you don't have it yet, get a CPR certification. Many use the Red Cross but in my opinion the American Heart Association does a better job. Either one will work though. Stay current with it since the recommendations for how to perform CPR tend to change as new research tests old theories and the like. As a civilian paramedic my first assessment is the safety of a scene. If the scene's not safe I don't go in. After that I make sure I have proper PPE, gloves, mask, etc. After that I assess the patient for the ABC's. Airway, Breathing, Circulation. Lots of other great recommendations on this thread too.
This is a good Free Download.
Originally Posted by jimcosta
Survival and Austere Medicine:An Introduction - Third Edition December 2017
The get training statements are spot on. Books are good but as my Dad used to say, "A Book, A Cook does not make."
Last edited by WolfBrother; 09-22-2019 at 02:22 AM.