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Dealing With Wounds In Survival Situations
Most wounds are treated as if they’re no big deal in the civilized world. Our access to clean conditions, medical supplies and medicine itself make minor wounds like scrapes something barely paid any attention to. When all of that is taken away or when your supplies are limited, the whole game changes. A little cut left unattended can quickly get infected and spread when in a disaster situation.
Do you know the difference of when you should use a regular bandaid, butterfly bandage, or use stitches? Wound assessment isn’t always easy to do when you’re in survival mode and yet, this is when it’s likely the most important. One overlooked or mis-assessed injury can cost dearly later. So, what does the average person do when they find themselves in a scenario like this?
With information and medical advice from a certified medical doctor, the topic of dealing with lacerations (cuts) is covered in depth. The basic steps used to decide what should be done next can be applied to any injury. Irrigation to ensure the wound is clean, deciding whether or not to close the wound, and which method is best, is also included! This is a must read!