Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Survival Medicine : Treating Animal Wounds; Episode 32: Day After Disaster, Chapter 32

Episode 32:

Description of Today's Episode: In the Day After Disaster adventure, Vince convinces Erika to take a day off from training to explore the garden sites. They end up going for a horseback ride where they encounter an unsuspected visitor. Today Dr. Ryan Chamberlin, author of the Survival Medicine, Prepper Pages, joins us to discuss how to treat an animal wound when you do not have access to modern medical facilities.

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“A mountain lion paced around the girls."

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Lessons from Dr. Ryan

First Responder Tips for Animal Attacks

  • Make sure the animal is dispatched and no other threats exist.
  • Cut off cloth from surrounding area and put on a tight bandage.
  • Do not close up the wound!
  • Fall back to a safe position.
  • Hopefully the patient has been immunized against tetanus.
Long Term Treatment

  • Remove initial dressing and irrigate with clean water. Saline water is not required.
  • The wound probably won't have cloth pushed in but you will need to flush the dirt out.
  • Mark the reddening with a pen and make sure it does not expand.
  • If there is no infection, do not use the anti-biotics! There are good and bad bacteria at work and you don't want to kill the good if the bad are not a problem.
  • If there is a puncture wound open it up so it can drain. Cut it in a "x" shape with the puncture in the center.
  • Ryan recommends betadine as his go to antiseptic. It can clean water and work wonders on infections.
  • You can also use rubber to create a drain for the wound, which is often more effective than antibiotics.
Treating the Fever

  • Turns out we got fever treatment all wrong. We were taught to stop fever immediately.
  • The body uses the fever and increases phycotcon (immune cell recruiters) production when the body's temperature reaches 102-105 degrees.
  • Even in the ICU they do not treat the fever until it reaches 106 degrees.
  • In a survival situation don't begin treating the fever until it reaches 104.

Dr. Ryan Chamberlin

Dr. Chamberlin was born and raised near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. After
graduating from Washington State University he attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona California, and in 1995, graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. During his post-doctoral training he became interested in Survival Medicine and in developing a way of quickly training preppers to become self-sufficient medics. In the years since he has authored four books on DIY medicine, his first being The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon's Guide to Scavenging
the Necessary Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out.

Dr. Chamberlin is a Professor of Biomedicine living in Portland Oregon. He has written four guides on survival medicine, and blogs on a number of subjects including emergency preparedness, Wilderness Medicine, and First Aid kit building.


The Prepper Pages: http://theprepperpages.com/

The Prepper Pages Video Instruction: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePrepperPages/videos


Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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