Prepping for medical emergencies is a daunting task. But with this handy guide, you can be ready for anything! From heart attack to snake bites, we have the essentials that will stabilize your health and get you back on track. Here are 9 common medical emergencies preppers should prep for: 1) Heart Attack 2) Stroke 3) Snake Bite 4) Severe Allergic Reaction 5) Sinkhole 6) Tornado 7) Tsunami 8-10 TBD 11-14TBD 15-18 TBD 19 – 20 TBD 21 TBD
1. What is your go-to prepper resource?
2. Do you have a survival kit at work? Why or why not?
3. Do you think there will be some kind of emergency event in the future that necessitates an all-hands on deck approach to life, medicine, and wellness? If so, what do you plan on stocking up for during this “event”?
4. What medical supplies are crucial for every home’s survival kit?
Asthma is notoriously nasty and can happen at any moment. So it’s a good idea to always be ready for an asthma attack with your medication on hand or within reach, especially when travelling.
Hypothermia is no joke.
#2: A fever or dehydration. Symptoms are simple enough to recognize but difficult sometimes to distinguish between the two of them because most people who have one also present with symptoms of the other; feeling warm has been associated more often in recent years as being due primarily from a fever rather than simply heat exposure like before since many patients will say they feel cold despite their temperature still reading above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). But just how do you know what’s really going on?
When someone has a fever, the first thing to do is keep them calm and breathing deeply. Panic only causes their airways to close up further. Caffeinated beverages like coffee or energy drinks can stop an asthma attack in its tracks; they’re always part of any emergency kit for good reason because these caffeinated substances will help regulate temperature which could be key when you’re dealing with symptoms such as shivering, sweating and feeling hot or cold – sometimes both interchangeably!
Advancing hypothermia can bring on frostbite, so it’s important to visit a medical professional and get checked out right away. The best way for you or your loved one to fight the cold is by staying hydrated and keeping them cool with a cloth if needed. If they do have an elevated temperature, try giving paracetamol first before seeking advice from professionals!
With hypothermia, do not resort to alcohol or quickly warming the person: Both will do more damage. Remove the person from the cold environment, get them into dry and warm clothes and slowly heat up their body with blankets. By then time your body tells you that it needs water; you are already dehydrated! Make sure that when hiking in hot weather conditions for hours on end without enough hydration before hand- drink plenty of (clean) water beforehand so there is no risk of dehydration while out adventuring!
There is a lot you can do to stop bleeding, and the first step in doing so is making sure that pressure has been applied. If it’s not too serious, applying direct pressure with your hands or fingers may be enough – just don’t forget about elevation if there isn’t an external wound! For more severe cases of blood loss from open wounds, try using sterile gauze pads as well. In case things get really bad (think deep cuts), make use of these other tips: apply cold compresses for burns; elevate injury above heart level for swelling injuries; avoid tight clothing around injured areas since this can cause constriction which restricts circulation-oxygen flow to area(s) causing damage/excessive sweating on affected side.
Drink lots of water!
If you think that all wounds are created equal, then I’m sorry to say it’s time for an education. There is a vast difference in what constitutes as “bad” and how bad they can get if not handled accordingly! For example, severe bleeding occurs when blood vessels rupture within the skin or underlying tissue of your body from trauma such as an injury or surgery with excessive force on tissues below the surface. The key to treating this type of wound is firm pressure using clean cloths (gloves recommended) while simultaneously elevating any extremities above heart level until doctors arrive at hospital care facility. In contrast, slight bleeding may be caused by superficial cuts where there’s no damage beyond the epidermis layer without resulting deeper into
Keeping germs at bay
When an injury occurs, the first priority after stopping the bleeding should be to clean it with sterilized water or alcohol. Sugar and salt are fantastic at fighting infection, so if you’ve got a cut on your hand use them! It might hurt but what do we want more?
Fainting spells are no big deal.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “syncope” before. It’s a medical condition most commonly caused by increased blood pressure or lack of oxygen to the brain, and it can happen for many reasons!
#8: Demystifying fainting spells
The technical term for fainting – if you’ve ever wondered- is syncope. Syncopes often result from changes in heart rate or circulation (usually when they’re abnormal).
Fight a fever with the power of science.
When you’re near someone who starts to faint at the site of blood, make sure they don’t fall and are safe from any dangers. Check if their heart is beating normally or not, check for breathing patterns too (if that’s a thing). Once you have them away from any danger always give fluids – juice or sugar water- as soon as possible!
A neurological condition can cause your body to lose consciousness in an instant when experiencing something traumatic like seeing blood. It’s important that these cases be treated with care by those surrounding because there may be more going on than just fainting due to fear which should also qualify it for medical attention before anything else happens.(some conditions might go unnoticed) First things first: ensure safety
If you notice the symptoms of a stroke, stay calm and keep them calm. A patient with any signs of confusion might be dealing with it. If they can’t touch their tongue to the roof of their mouth or lift up both arms above their head, then call for help immediately!
Do you know the signs of a stroke? If someone is unconscious, follow these tips: check their airways and heart rate; if they are breathing or not responsive to physical stimuli (such as shaking), it’s time for CPR. Other indicators include sudden dizziness, trouble walking unassisted in an individual who has been known to be steady on his feet before. Another sign may be slurred speech – something that might only happen after drinking alcohol! What steps can you take during those crucial moments when your loved one falls down because he had too much drink? Do everything possible until professional help arrives- especially checking out what needs attention first like looking at vital organs such as writing swallowing abilities etc., then asking questions about how long ago was this