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The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way by Joseph Alton, M.D. (Author), Amy Alton (Author), aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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The Survival Medicine Handbook™ is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. This book is available in print and kindle, and print book buyers can take advantage of Kindle's matchbook program to also buy the digital version for just $2.99 (normal retail $24.99). The expanded second edition of the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared to enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic scenarios. The Survival Medicine Handbook ™ is not your standard first aid book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor is available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. This book will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness for when YOU might be the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook™ is the essential reference book for every library. Written in plain English, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues. The second edition also covers alternative remedies for almost every possible medical condition in situations where modern healthcare is inaccessible. Here's just some of the topics covered: · MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS BECOMING A MEDICAL RESOURCE · THE EFFECTIVE SURVIVAL MEDIC · FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING · LIKELY MEDICAL ISSUES YOU WILL FACE · MEDICAL SKILLS YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN · MEDICAL SUPPLIES NATURAL REMEDIES · ESSENTIAL OILS · THE MEDICINAL GARDEN · THE PHYSICAL EXAM · THE MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT · PATIENT TRANSPORT · HYGIENE-RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES · LICE, TICKS, AND WORMS · DENTAL ISSUES · RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS · FOOD AND WATER-BORNE ILLNESS · DIARRHEAL DISEASE/DEHYDRATION · DEALING WITH SEWAGE ISSUES · FOOD POISONING · APPENDICITIS/ABDOMINAL PAIN · URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS · HEPATITIS · PELVIC AND VAGINAL INFECTIONS · WOUND INFECTIONS · ABSCESSES · TETANUS · MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS · FUNGAL INFECTIONS · HYPERTHERMIA (HEAT STROKE) · HYPOTHERMIA · ALTITUDE SICKNESS · WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS · TORNADO PREPAREDNESS · HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS · EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS · ALLERGIC REACTIONS ASTHMA · POISON IVY, OAK, AND SUMAC · RADIATION SICKNESS · BIOLOGICAL WARFARE · MINOR WOUNDS · MAJOR AND HEMORRHAGIC WOUNDS · SOFT TISSUE WOUND CARE · WOUND CLOSURE/OPEN WOUNDS · LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND NERVE BLOCKS · HOW TO SUTURE/STAPLE SKIN · BLISTERS, SPLINTERS, AND FISHHOOKS · NAIL BED INJURIES · BURN INJURIES · ANIMAL BITES · SNAKE BITES · INSECT BITES AND STINGS · HEAD INJURIES · SPRAINS AND STRAINS · DISLOCATIONS · FRACTURES · AMPUTATION · THYROID DISEASE · DIABETES · HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE · HEART DISEASE AND CHEST PAIN · ULCER AND ACID REFLUX DISEASE · SEIZURE DISORDERS · JOINT DISEASE · KIDNEY AND GALL BLADDER STONES · SKIN CONDITIONS · VARICOSE VEINS · CPR · HEADACHE · EYE PROBLEMS · NOSEBLEED · EARACHE · HEMORRHOIDS · BIRTH CONTROL, PREGNANCY, AND DELIVERY · ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION · SLEEP DEPRIVATION · ESSENTIAL OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS · A PRIMER ON PAIN MEDICATIONS · NATURAL PAIN RELIEF · STOCKPILING MEDICATIONS HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO AND USE VARIOUS ANTIBIOTICS, ANTI-FUNGALS AND ANTI-VIRAL DRUGS · EXPIRATION DATES

Product Details Paperback: 588 pages Publisher: Doom and Bloom; Revised & enlarged edition (June 13, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0988872536 ISBN-13: 978-0988872530 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.6 inches

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Editorial Reviews About the Author Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. are the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. Joseph Alton practiced as a board-certified Obstetrician and Pelvic Surgeon for more than 25 years before retiring to devote his efforts to preparing your family medically for any scenario. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons for many years, served as department chairman at local hospitals and as an adjunct professor at local university nursing schools. He is a popular speaker at survival and preparedness conferences on the subject of medical readiness in austere times. A member of MENSA, Dr. Alton collects medical books from the 19th century to gain insight on off-the-grid medical protocols. Amy Alton is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has had years of experience working in large teaching institutions as well as smaller, family-oriented hospitals. Amy has extensive medicinal herb and vegetable gardens and works to include natural remedies into her strategies. Dr. and Ms. Alton are regular contributors to Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, Self-Reliance Illustrated, and Survivalist magazines. Their website at www.doomandbloom.net has over 300 articles on medical preparedness. As “Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy”, they host a blog and radio program under the Doom and Bloom™ label. Dr. and Ms. Alton are firm believers that, to remain healthy in hard times, we must use all the tools at our disposal. Their goal is to promote integrated medicine; in this way, their readers will have the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.

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Visit Amazon's Joseph Alton M.D. Page: http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Alton-M.D./e/B007Q5LECU/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Biography Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. are the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net.

Joseph Alton practiced as a board-certified Obstetrician and Pelvic Surgeon for more than 25 years before retiring to devote his efforts to preparing your family medically for any scenario. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons for many years, served as department chairman at local hospitals and as an adjunct professor at local university nursing schools. He is a popular speaker at survival and preparedness conferences on the subject of medical readiness in austere times. A member of MENSA, Dr. Alton collects medical books from the 19th century to gain insight on off-the-grid medical protocols.

Amy Alton is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has had years of experience working in large teaching institutions as well as smaller, family-oriented hospitals. Amy has extensive medicinal herb and vegetable gardens and works to include natural remedies into her strategies.

Dr. and Ms. Alton are regular contributors to Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, Self-Reliance Illustrated, and Survivalist magazines. Their website at www.doomandbloom.net has over 300 articles on medical preparedness. As “Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy”, they host a blog and radio program under the Doom and Bloom™ label.

Dr. and Ms. Alton are firm believers that, to remain healthy in hard times, we must use all the tools at our disposal. Their goal is to promote integrated medicine; in this way, their readers will have the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

91 of 91 people found the following review helpful “EXTREMELY USEFUL, INFORMATIVE, AND CONCISE!” By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 18, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase Within the last 30 years, after working in the health field as a medical professional and obtaining a copy of the first edition of this very helpful guide, this book is outstanding in every aspect as a valuable reference to emergency situations, where no other help is available. Although I have collected hundreds of books that cover this topic, I felt this one is extremely useful for my daughter to have in her home. This handbook outlines several conditions for one to identify with as it offers step-by-step instructions, with solutions for unexpected health problems. This informative guide also prepares for any disaster, where help is not on the way. It is specifically designed for the non-medical professional to help deal and cope with unexpected issues during emergencies. Some of the topics covered are fractures, nosebleed, chest pain, and much more. Dr. Joseph Alton highlights several medical conditions, covering over 100 medical issues. In addition, he provides information on how to handle different situations, what to look for, and how to treat. This is a valuable, essential reference book for every home. Highly recommended! 2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 87 of 93 people found the following review helpful Good book, if a little overpriced By Siinew on August 7, 2013 Format: Paperback This is probably a decent book to have for most preppers, but I'm really not certain it was worth $35.00. It reminds me a little of “Where There is no Doctor” ($20.00), but for preppers . There are a lot of western, orthodox concepts that are very applicable to post-disaster medicine, as well as some that aren't, I believe due to lack of austere medicine experience on the part of the authors. All of the information in here is available from other sources, but if it's worth it to you to have it all in one book, then by all means, spend the money. The place that the book is extremely weak is in the area of alternative medicine, which would very likely be the area that a person needs to be strongest in if there really is a full collapse. Simply stocking up on pharmaceuticals is just not any kind of answer for the long-range disaster, primarily because of the fact that every single medical situation has to then be judged from a standpoint of rationing whatever you have, all orthodox pharmaceuticals will be looted before anything else, and in a nationwide (or worldwide) collapse, there will be a LOT of need for medical help. Although the authors stress the need for hygiene, sanitation, wound cleansing, etc., the part that people really need to know is plant medicine. This is no fault of the authors - they just don't have the experience in the area, so the herbal “remedies” they list (and it is just that - bare lists) read like the typical plantain-on-bug-bites 'advice' that you can find on even the least herbal-literate websites. In other words, useless plant medicine knowledge if you really want to try to put it to the test that a post-disaster puts everything to. This kind of thing isn't an empty field of information in the USA. There are herbalists out there who are using plant medicine for serious acute trauma and illness care every day and in the field, and have been doing so for decades, such as Sevensong, Doc Garcia, Sam Coffman, Kiva Rose, etc. I'm waiting for any or all of them to come out with a book on how to really deal with a full post-disaster collapse using plant medicine because nobody else really is doing this. There is unfortunately a big hole where there needs to be a collective volume of information on this kind of subject specific to plant medicine. So it's good that it's at least mentioned a little in this book, but it falls far short on actual usable depth or experience. Nothing against the authors - they're coming from the typical allopathic-approach to plant medicine (and they're much more open-minded about it than most of their peers, so kudos for that), but I don't think they really have the experience of dealing with post-disaster medicine in any modality. So - it's one of the best books out there on the subject (which unfortunately isn't saying much), but still falls way short in a lot of areas that it should be addressing more from direct experience than copy/paste and organize from rescue/trauma manuals, etc. One other note: I also think the approach to wound closure is a bit liberal toward the side of closing a wound in the field. Post-disaster settings are environments rich with pathogens in the way that one will find nowhere else. Rather than bowing to the uneducated hue and cry by preppers who want to know how to suture, I'd like to see the authors really stress the need for non-closure in any kind of post-disaster field environment. At least any kind of wound that the layman would be able to suture anyway. Again, this is more a question of post-disaster experience, and is typical for most US doctors. For instance in Haiti after the earthquake, orthopedic surgeons were using external fixation for broken bones left and right. Within months after this type of initial care, this treatment was a disaster in itself in reality as there was no follow-up care available and horrible hygiene issues. These are the kinds of little things that it takes experience in order to really write about in a fully useful manner. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 3 because at least these 2 are trying, and very few others are even doing that much. 5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful So far, so good…. By Lori Beard on July 23, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase I have only read about half of the book, but I am extremely impressed. It provides straight forward, and helpful information on a variety of medical topics. As a healthcare professional myself, I was afraid it would be too basic, but that fear was unfounded. I already have a list of items that I would not have thought to get, & I suspect I will be adding to that list as I continue to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to be prepared for a time where medical help is unavailable or non-existent. 1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful A Must for Your Survival Library By John Wesley Smith on July 21, 2013 Format: Paperback This is more than a reference book. Don't just stash it away somewhere out of sight. This updated and expanded edition is solid evidence that Joe and Amy Alton (aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy) listen to the feedback they get from readers, and that they have a heart for those who truly wish to be prepared. In addition to covering more topics than the first book, they've included many more illustrations in this edition. Some may be disappointed the pictures aren't in color. But Joe and Amy stated in an interview on DestinySurvival Radio with me that color photos are much more expensive to produce. They've kept the price down by self publishing. That also gave them the control they wanted to have regarding the book's content. To me that's a real plus and makes this book an asset to have on the shelf both now and for the future. 1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 42 of 50 people found the following review helpful Get it…you won't be disappointed! By Prepper Website on July 3, 2013 Format: Paperback After I started my journey into preparedness, I soon realized that there was one category that I didn't feel comfortable in, medical preparedness. I could buy “stuff” and learn and practice skills, but the medical aspect of preparedness; not just acquiring first aid supplies, but knowing what to do if ___ (fill in the blank) happened, bothered me. I was really excited when I found Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy's website. They post articles on medical preparedness from a collapse scenario perspective. I still read (and link) their stuff…religiously!

The Survival Medicine Handbook is different in that the premise is no one is on the way! Most medical survival books will give the reader information on how to stabilize an injured person until they can receive professional medical treatment. But what if you are in a situation where that is not possible?

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