Some light reading

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arclight
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Some light reading

Post by arclight » Sun May 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Here are some excellent, free books on disaster medicine and rescue, paid for by your tax dollars:

1. The DHS Austere Emergency Medicine Field Guide
https://www.amr.net/solutions/federal-d ... -guide.pdf

2. U.S. Army TCCC (aka Care Under Fire) Guidelines
http://www.usaisr.amedd.army.mil/pdfs/T ... 1Final.pdf

3. Nuclear War Survival Skills (Written by a Oak Ridge National Labs, updated 1987)
http://www.oism.org/nwss/

4. National Park Service Technical Rescue Handbook - Basically everything you need to know about high-angle rescue and rope work.
http://mra.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/ ... k-2014.pdf

All of these were professionally-written and are available as free PDFs. Some can also be had as hard copy manuals.

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Re: Some light reading

Post by opfor » Mon May 14, 2018 1:15 am

I have archived these PDFs and will soon put them up in a protected Docs section (mostly to keep people from wgetting the whole thing) I could also upload them to the wiki.

Out of curiosity, is there interest in doing SSO on the wiki?
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arclight
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Re: Some light reading

Post by arclight » Mon May 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Some links - laceration repair:

Ethicon Wound Closure Manual (long, very detailed)
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Educa ... Manual.pdf


Laceration Repair: A practical approach (Covers things like regular vs. sterile gloves, what to use for irrigation, etc).
https://www.caveresearch.org/LacRepair.pdf

Laceration Repair for Urgent Care Clinics;
http://nursing.fullerton.edu/programs/p ... t_2015.pdf


I would advise anyone thinking about DIY wound closure to start with the book at the top. Human tissue is composed of different layers that may all need to be individually repaired. And you really don't want to seal in bacteria and debris or close up a deep wound in a way that it can't drain.

Another cool resource:
https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/suture-kit/


Arclight

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