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Survival Medicine Podcast: Hypothermia and Off-Grid Nursing 1 [PODCAST]

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survival medicine podcast: hypothermia, off grid nursing, pt. 1 [podcast]

Survival Medicine Podcast’s episode focuses on Hypothermia & Off-Grid Nursing.

RELATED: Surviving Hypothermia: What To Do Until Medical Help Arrives

Survival Medicine Podcast: Hypothermia and Off-Grid Nursing 1

Your success as a medic in survival situations depends on the environment. If you don’t take weather conditions and other factors into account, you have made the environment your enemy, and it’s a formidable one. The most serious issue is hypothermia (cold-related illness).

The body core temperature ranges between 97.5 and 99.5 Fahrenheit (36.5-37.5 Celsius) when taken orally, or rectally. The rectal temperatures are usually slightly higher than the oral ones, and oral temps slightly more than skin readings such as those taken at the armpit. Hypothermia is when the body core dips below 95 degrees. Dr. Joe Alton discusses the best way to help a family medic when they are confronted by someone who has been exposed to cold.

A series of lectures by Nurse Amy Alton on off-grid nursing care is also being offered. While not as sensational as emergency trauma care, the daily maintenance of the bedridden group member is so important that you’re bound to lose people if you don’t know how to properly care for them all the way to recovery. Amy discusses what you need to know in part 1…

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