The Survival Doctor's Guide to Burns

The Survival Doctor's Guide to Burns

eBook - 2012
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"Dr. Hubbard becomes your digital medical assistant in this interactive guide to what to do when you're burned and there's no doctor to be found. When you get a bad burn, the usual advice is to call 911. But what if there is no 911? What if you're in the wilderness, in a terrorist attack, or dealing with the aftermath of a tornado, with blocked roads and demolished phone lines? With the right knowledge, you and your family can survive-even with the most basic makeshift supplies. No matter the severity of the burn-whether it's a minor scorch or a life-threatening, third-degree disaster-Dr. Hubbard guides you step-by-step from soothing the burn to giving it the best chance to heal. He teaches the basics but then goes beyond the usual first-aid books and details in plain language techniques rarely taught to laypeople.In "The Survival Doctor's Guide to Burns," you'll learn:The first, most important thing to do immediately to minimize any burn's impact.Early signs of killer complications so you can nip them in the bud.The only way to get skin to grow back on a serious burn-an advanced technique taught to medical experts almost exclusively.How to make your own burn dressings using honey and rags.Which plant soothes burns best and how to make it last by extracting the most gel from the leaves.And more ....James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H., has been a family doctor for over 30 years. He writes the popular survival-medicine blog TheSurvivalDoctor.com and created MyFamilyDoctor.com, a health-information site written by health-care professionals. His first medical practice was in his small Mississippi hometown, where patients taught him all kinds of home remedies. He now practices in Colorado Springs.Dr. Hubbard is also the author of "The Survival Doctor's Guide to Wounds."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : James Hubbard, 2012
ISBN: 9781476467979
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: enki Library (Online service)

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