Intermediate Airway Management for SHTF

Skull X Ray

   What you will learn here is information that is meant for Emergency Medical Technicians. If however you are in a tactical or wilderness situation where help may be long in coming… or a SHTF situation where help might not come at all this is an easy skill set that can save lives. Basic airway adjuncts like an NPA should Continue reading Intermediate Airway Management for SHTF

Documenting Medical Care

TCCC

   Documenting medical care is important. Sometimes it is helpful to assign this task to anyone who is really just getting in the way. POST SHTF doctors and medical professionals aren’t going to just evaporate. Really the time between injuries and illness and definative care will be extended greatly. For this reason you will have to document what has been Continue reading Documenting Medical Care

Updates Concerning Spine Immobilization and Tourniquets

Spinal Injury Guide

   So medicine keeps changing. I wrote some articles that need some up dating.   TOURNIQUETS: Tourniquets have improved since I wrote my article on them. They have gotten cheaper and easier to use. Like soldier proof easy. Anything you can do to save time and simplify your application of a tourniquet is going to help. 3 New Tourniquets have arrived Continue reading Updates Concerning Spine Immobilization and Tourniquets

Advanced Hypothermia Treatment and Survival for SHTF.

Guide to Hypothermia

   Hypothermia is a big killer in field operations. Prevention is key. Dressing in layers and avoiding clothing such as cotton (especially wearing blue jeans) and wearing clothing items like wool will help. Now we all know the basics of how to treat hypothermia and cold weather injuries. Things get complicated when you are dealing with >2hrs until Advanced Life Continue reading Advanced Hypothermia Treatment and Survival for SHTF.