How, Where and When to use dressings... This is the foundation of all good medicine. Bandaging, be it for a minor scrape or a major laceration, is a must know for everyone.
Band-Aids, Telfa, 4x4s, Roller Gauze, Triangular, Kerlex, Tape, Cold Packs and Hot Packs. Trauma Dressings, Blood stoppers, Battle Dressings, Pharmacy.
Most of us will never put this information to use, but if the something happens, this is exactly what you do...
Gun Shot Wounds, Head Wounds, Chest Wounds, Abdominal Wounds, Lacerations, Trauma to the Limbs, Traumatic Amputations, Pharmacy
Nuclear Defense Issues
The unthinkable has happened! What can I do until help arrives?
Nuclear Defense Issues The unthinkable has happened! What can I do until help arrives, or, if I find I'm on my own?
Sheltering, Shielding, Decontamination, EMP Management, Power Plants, Dirty Bombs, Shelter in Place, KI, KIO3 (thyroid blockade), Prussian Blue (internal decontamination). What to expect for long term survival.
Field Minor Surgery These are some simple things you can do just in case the Emergency Room not an option.
Cleansing of a laceration, Cleansing of an abrasion. Safe removal of foreign objects (Debridement).
Advanced Field Surgery:
All of these are done by Corpsmen and Medics on a daily basis--in hostile conditions--without access to a hospital. While this course will not make you a Corpsman or Medic, it will give you some experience in how to -- at the very least -- help a Doctor should the medical system go down.
Suturing, Excisions, Drainage, Debridement (removal of dead tissue), Opening Airways (Cric), Excisions, Incisions, Removal of Projectiles, Ligatures, Pharmacy
This is advanced "First Aid" for possible fracture patients in remote or hostile conditions.
Immobilization, Splinting, Moving a patient.
Advanced Fracture Management:
This is exactly what a Doctor does when he puts a cast on a patient.
Diagnosing, Setting, Casting, Removal of a cast. Expedient casting. Pharmacy
If there's a biological attack and you want to live, this is exactly what you do! Anthrax, Plague, Cholera, Smallpox, Other Biological Agents, Prophylaxis and Treatment-- including Pharmacy.
Making an injury or and area of the body numb is what needs to be done to when administering any of the advanced surgical or fracture treatments.
Locals (Infusion and Topical), Nerve Blocks, Sedation, Others, Pharmacy.
Correct Chemical response means the difference between life and death. If you equipment doesn't work--you may die. If you have the wrong gear--you may die!
If you don't know how to use the gear---you may die!
Masking, Filters, Equipment Check, Nerve Agents, Medical Response, Pharmacy.
Alternative (non-pharma) medications aren't just a passing fancy. They work. This is what they are, what they do and how they're used.
Homeopathic, Naturopathic, Allopathic