Now you are probably never going to need surgery to remove a pair of handcuffs!!
However, real medical emergencies do happen all the time. Being prepared with an Emergency Medical Response only makes common sense and should be high on your list of skills to acquire for SHTF.
You are crossing a river and you fall, slicing a gash in your leg. You suffer a serious burn on your hand. Broken bone? Can't breathe? Finding yourself in a medical emergency situation requires quick and effective response and the consequences can be severe if you don't have the right supplies or don't know what you are doing.
So, how do you prepare? There are basically two things you will need – Tools and Knowledge.
We're going to start with knowledge since you probably already have a basic first aid kit. (If not, watch the 2nd video and then GET ONE)
I watched a lot of videos looking for the one that was most basic yet thorough and comprehensive… and wasn't an hour long! This is the best one I saw. Be warned, it is graphic.
First Aid Instruction
Now to the tools…
A complete first aid kit is a must-have in a survival situation and this first video demonstrates the components of a comprehensive kit that can be personalized for your use. It contains good information about what to pack in an emergency first aid kit (although I would leave out the OB kit and add duct tape!)
First Aid Kit Essentials
I found these videos very useful. I hope they will help you feel more confident that you can respond appropriately to most medical emergencies should the need arise.
Until next time…
Take care and God bless
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