This of course is complete list
of everything that you need, or to stop when you have this.
You should have a large supply of gauze, pads, dressings
and other heavy use items to store away for use and/or trade.
a necessary thing to prevent infection from small cuts
and especially in traumatic injuries. You need a prescription
for these so if you find a doctor that is Preparedness
minded or friendly then go that route.
Sterilization of Medical Equipment is very important,
things like scalpels, scissors, trays, etc. Anything that
is to be used during any type of treatment (dental or
medical) or surgery in a post-collapse scenario, I wrote
a article on Sterilization of Medical equipment, the methods
and how to do it at home. Another thing that is important
is the storage of this equipment, you cant just shove
it in a drawer in the garage and pull it out when you
need it. The area it is stored needs to be sterile and
clean as well, trustworthy companies like Schaefer Shelving
offer anti-microbial wire shelving units that can be used
to store medical equipment. These units will keep bacteria
from growing in the area that stores this equipment and
can be placed in whatever room you have chosen to be the
“medical room”. It is important to choose
this room, and keep it clean, sanitize it with bleach
often. This is because you wont have time to sterilize
a room when an emergency hits, it must be kept as clean
and sterile as possible under the circumstances at all
Burn First Aid is
very important. This is not just for everyday issues,
as burns would become more prevalent in a grid down scenario,
when people are using fires for cooking as well as oils
there will be more burns associated with that. So many
people are reliant on electric stoves and EMS care, they
just dont know what to do and how to safely care for these
first and cooking implements.
Bee Stings can be
a problem or life threatening depending on the person.
IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY HAVE A EPINEPHRIN
KIT IN YOUR MEDICAL SUPPLIES.
Diabetes is a very
big concern today. Diabetes is such a major issue because
of two things. We eat unhealthy foods and are more obese
than ever and we also have the ability to treat this disease
so many dont succumb to this disease as they normaly would
have in the past. If you have anyone in your family that
has diabetes, you must take the necessary precautions
that you can store and have access to a large supply of
insulin. If insulin is left unrefrigerated it will go
Blisters are now
pretty much a nuisance in our society whenever we go hiking
or hunting, but they can turn into infections and major
issues if left untreated.