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alternative to EMT classes

Post by Water Rat » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:06 pm

Have an opportunity to do a year to year and a half cruising around a good part of the world.

The wife and I and our cruising partners have met numerous times for planning, what if's and emergency situations to determine our path.

It came up that none of us has any serious medical training. While none of us have any medical issues, better to be prepared than not as many times land might be days away.

Other than basic care that I've already done thru rescue diver training and red cross, I can't find anything more in depth other than EMT classes.

Is there anything else out there or is that it other than reading books?

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Post by Dr John Meade » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm

At the risk of shameless self-promotion, I teach classes and have written a book on trauma care for non-medical people. The emphasis is in the "tactical" setting, but one of the many truths that are taught is that the skills one learns to treat hemorrhage from a gunshot wound are the same skills used if that hemorrhage is from another cause, such as a car wreck.

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Re: alternative to EMT classes

Post by Water Rat » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks John.

I'll get the book and look for one of your classes.

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Post by mjmensale » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:10 am

The description says "Vol 1." Is there a 2nd volume?
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Post by Dr John Meade » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:05 pm

mjmensale wrote:
The description says "Vol 1." Is there a 2nd volume?
Working on Volume 2. Where Volume 1 is focused on the individual in a reactive situation, Volume 2 will be focused on teams, both official teams (such as mil & LEO/SWAT) and ad hoc teams (a group of friends, family, etc.).
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Post by birdman » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:41 pm

I would think the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid class would be appropriate. It's geared toward folks who might have to wait a couple days for the professionals to get there. There is also a book called "Where there is no Doctor" < hesperian.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/en.../en_wtnd_2011_full.pdf > that's bandied about in survivalist circles. There's another "Where there is no Dentist" companion book as well that you might want to get...

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Post by Tact.Medic » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:16 pm

there is a bunch of course that an EMT can take and if you have the money to pay for it you can go to one of the tactical schools (like T1G) that instruct TCCC (the real deal, not that civilian crap) including live tissue lab. I would suggest at least getting the EMT certification first...

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Post by Tact.Medic » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:13 pm

bringing this back from the dead but if anyone is interested in going overseas for an extended trip (over a month) it would behoove you to at least take a wilderness survival course, tropical medicine course, and study the area(s) that you will travel to. The CIA world fact webpage is a great place to see what the diseases are in the area, vaccinations, and prophylaxis medications while out and about.

Once again, if you are already medically trained (minimal is EMT or LPN) and have the funds to take a private course go to a TCCC course, this will teach you the no-s';t emergency medicine for those who might be going to where it might get a bit hairy...

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