Episode 32 S1-32

Treating Animal Wounds

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Special Guest:

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Dr. Ryan Chamberlin

In the Day After Disaster adventure, Vince convinces Erika to take a day off from training to explore the garden sites. They end up going for a horseback ride where they encounter an unsuspected visitor. Today Dr. Ryan Chamberlin, author of the Survival Medicine, Prepper Pages, joins us to discuss how to treat an animal wound when you do not have access to modern medical facilities.

First Responder Tips for Animal Attacks

  • Make sure the animal is dispatched and no other threats exist.

  • Cut off cloth from surrounding area and put on a tight bandage.

  • Do not close up the wound!

  • Fall back to a safe position.

  • Hopefully the patient has been immunized against tetanus.

 

Long Term Treatment

  • Remove initial dressing and irrigate with clean water. Saline water is not required.

  • The wound probably won't have cloth pushed in but you will need to flush the dirt out.

  • DO NOT STITCH THE WOUND CLOSED!

  • Mark the reddening with a pen and make sure it does not expand.

  • If there is no infection, do not use the anti-biotics! There are good and bad bacteria at work and you don't want to kill the good if the bad are not a problem.

  • If there is a puncture wound open it up so it can drain. Cut it in a "x" shape with the puncture in the center.

  • Ryan recommends betadine as his go to antiseptic. It can clean water and work wonders on infections.

  • You can also use rubber to create a drain for the wound, which is often more effective than antibiotics.

 

Treating the Fever

  • Turns out we got fever treatment all wrong. We were taught to stop fever immediately.

  • The body uses the fever and increases phycotcon (immune cell recruiters) production when the body's temperature reaches 102-105 degrees.

  • Even in the ICU they do not treat the fever until it reaches 106 degrees.

  • In a survival situation don't begin treating the fever until it reaches 104.

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Dr. Ryan Chamberlin

Dr. Chamberlin was born and raised near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. After graduating from Washington State University he attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona California, and in 1995, graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. During his post-doctoral training he became interested in Survival Medicine and in developing a way of quickly training preppers to become self-sufficient medics. In the years since he has authored four books on DIY medicine, his first being The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon's Guide to Scavenging

the Necessary Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out.

 

Dr. Chamberlin is a Professor of Biomedicine living in Portland Oregon. He has written four guides on survival medicine, and blogs on a number of subjects including emergency preparedness, Wilderness Medicine, and First Aid kit building.

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