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Pediatric Survival Medicine | Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s elbow is a common pediatric occurrence.  Put simply, it is a dislocation of the radius (the bone that line’s up with the thumb). Nursemaid’s elbow is very common in children under the age of 4, and most common in boys.  This dislocation occurs when a parent or guardian suddenly …

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Skills | Abscesses

Get all of this article … and MUCH, MUCH MORE by purchasing my Complete Abscess Care Guide, now only $9.99! Abscesses are collections of pus and other fluids beneath the skin.  They can occur pretty much anywhere on the body.  These collections of fluid usually need to be drained.  This …

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Seizures | What to Do

Seizures are essentially a lightning storm of electrical exchange among neurons in the brain.  They are a temporary disarrangement of the normal orderly exchange of electrical impulses from one neuron, or group of neurons, to another.  Seizures can have many triggers including stress, fever (in children), and non-trigger triggers (a …

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Bones | Finger and Toe Dislocations

Finger and toe dislocations can occur from falling, catching balls, and a variety of other causes.  Sometimes they are painful, sometimes they aren’t.  Finger and toe dislocations must be reduced (set back to the right appearance and position).  For the image left, the middle finger of the hand is obviously …

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The Medical Prepper Guidebook

NOW AVAILABLE! This book is full of essential information for fully training, stocking, and prepping for a day when help is NOT on the way and you are the only medical provider available for yourself, your loved ones, and your community. TMP Guidebook is a resource and reference book, as …

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Medical Care | The ABCs of Response

Medical care always begins with the ABCs: airway, breathing, and circulation.  The list can continue, especially when you’re assessing a trauma patient, or just doing your general head-to-toe assessment. Letter Mnemonic A Airway B Breathing C Circulation D Disability (mental status) E Exposure (safety, elements, expose and assess the entire …

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Health | Sustainable Protein | Meal-worms and Crickets

Sustainable Protein SERIES INDEX Part of a healthy diet is protein.  Protein in very large quantities can not be grown, as in planting a seed and watching a sprout become a plant.  Protein must be harvested from animal sources.  Traditionally, protein in the west (USA) has largely been derived from …

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Pediatric Survival Medicine | Strep Throat

Click here to visit the SERIES INDEX Strep throat is a common pediatric illness.  A sore throat, however, can be bacterial (strep) or viral.  This article will address ways to determine whether a sore throat is viral or bacterial, how to treat both naturally and traditionally, and two very serious …

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Pediatric Survival Medicine | How to Treat Acne

Click here to visit the SERIES INDEX Acne is not a pediatric emergency – to us.  But to adolescents, out-of-control acne can result in diminished self-confidence, lower self-esteem, and a reduced social life.  Psychologically, teens need to feel confident and have active social lives.  It is during our teen years …

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So you’re a prepper.  You are preparing for … whatever.  TEOTWAWKI.  SHTF.  Societal collapse.  A rain day.  The prepper spectrum is wide and wherever you are on it, there is something for you here at The Medical Prepper.  Here’s where to start as a medical prepper: Build a medical kit. …