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Survival Medicine Book | TMPG, 2nd Edition

The Best Survival Medicine Book Available! The Medical Prepper Guidebook 2E The entire book has been reformatted and I’ve added expanded sections on wound closure (including suturing with multiple techniques), abscess care, and more. The 2nd edition will be released in a compact pocket book format with 375 high-yield pages including: …

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Personalized Disaster Plans

Develop your medical disaster plan one-on-one with our resident medical professional and prepper, Patton Graham. Patton is an emergency and family nurse practitioner and he is available to work with you, one-on-one, to develop your own personal or family medical disaster plan. Answer questions like: What do I do for …

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Medications | 2017 National IV Fluids Shortage

IV Fluids Shortage: Background Since early 2014, there has been a purported IV fluids shortage that has created increased demand and an evolving increase in costs.  Baxter and Hospira, holding 90% of the $1.2 billion market, have reported trouble with manufacturing.  The FDA and FTC are currently investigating both companies …

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Health | Joint Pain

Joint Pain Everybody gets a stiff joint at some point.  As we age, most of us will have one, two, or more joints that ache pretty much all the time.  For this chronic joint pain, most people see an orthopedist and general healthcare provider to get some relief. Exercise is …

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Health | Avoiding Alcohol Toxicity from Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde Toxicity Synopsis This post highlights a finding by Dr. George Lundberg related to alcohol toxicity.  The bottom line is that alcohol is metabolized by the body into several chemicals, the worst of which is acetaldehyde, a toxic and carinogenous chemical that can also leave alcohol users / abusers feeling …

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Strep Throat | Diagnosis and Treatment

Strep Throat Diagnosis Fall and winter always bring with them an increase in the number of strep throat cases I see each day.  Some patients truly have strep throat, and some don’t.  So, how can you tell the difference? “Strep” throat is a term widely used by non-medical lay persons to …

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Skills | Eye Pain and Discharge

Eye Pain and Discharge Eye pain can represent an ocular emergency or just an inflammatory state.  The disease and illness states of the eye are varied and many.  I will address in this article some common eye complaints. Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is an irritation of the conjunctivae (the …

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Online Suture Course | Elements of Suturing

Online Suture Course In this article, The Medical Prepper will describe the importance of knowing how to repair wounds, and advocate for the use of an online suture course. Background A clear aspect of survival is putting parts and pieces back together when they are cut apart.  Obviously, there are …

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Medicine Expiration Safety

Medicine Expiration Medicine expiration safety is a concern for most medical preppers.  When planning your stockpiles, medicine expiration is always a variable that sends preppers onto a hunt for organizational structures to limit medicine expiration dangers and rotate expired stock with new stock. This article was posted by ProPublica on …

Emergency Departments – Necessary and Potentially Frustrating

Emergency departments are both necessary for life-threatening emergencies, and potentially frustrating for patients waiting a long time to be seen. I work mainly in emergency medicine.  This puts me right in the middle of a busy emergency department every shift I work.  I have worked in a few different hospital …