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Blood Agents – Chemical Warfare Agents

Andrew’s Note:  Today’s discussion on Blood Agents, also known as Cyanogen Agents is from U.S. Army Field Manual FM 4-25.11, First Aid (Approved for Public Release).  If you don’t think there’s any chance you’ll ever encounter a blood agent then think again.  There are a number of...

Inhalation Burns

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present the final article in our series on Burns, first aid for burns and treatment for burns drawn from U.S. Army Subcourse MD0576, Wound Care [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited].  Today’s lesson discussions inhalation  injuries and inhalation burns.   Needless...

Chemical Burns

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present the fourth  in our series on Burns, first aid for burns and treatment for burns drawn from U.S. Army Subcourse MD0576, Wound Care [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited].  Today’s lesson discussions chemical injuries and chemical burns.   Needless to say,...

Electrical Burns & Injuries

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present the second article in our series on Burns, first aid for burns and treatment for burns drawn from U.S. Army Subcourse MD0576, Wound Care [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited].  Today’s lesson discusses electrical burns and lightning burns.   Needless to...

Severity and Causes of Burns

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present the first in a series on Burns, first aid for burns and treatment for burns drawn from U.S. Army Subcourse MD0576, Wound Care [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited].  Today’s lesson discussions the severity and causes of burns.   Needless to say, seek...

Food & Water for Cold Weather Operations

Andrew’s Note:  The weather in my neighborhood has reminded me lately that man is at the mercy of nature.  Could you operate in cold weather…would you know to increase your water and caloric intake assure your health?  Today we’re providing a lesson from TC 21-3, the SOLDIER’S HANDBOOK FOR INDIVIDUAL...

Building a Bug Out Bag – Part IX, Personal Health, Fitness & Medical Preparedness

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III it was Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and...

Spider Bites and Scorpion Stings

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present another lesson from our Military Pedagogy series.  This discussion, from FM 21-76, the U.S. Army Survival Manual [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited] is on identifying and treating (in the absence of available licensed medical care) Spider Bites and...

Best Emergency Dressing – The Israeli Battle Dressing

Yesterday’s video on the Jackson Family’s First Aid Kit elicited a number of questions.  Most of the questions were about the Israeli Battle Dressing I mentioned as ‘the best’ battlefield dressing or first aid dressing but it really wasn’t shown in the video (it was inside a First Aid Pouch).  I was...

First Aid Kit for the Prepared Home

A subscriber asked for my help putting together a first aid kit for her home. First Aid isn’t my forte but we haven’t identified our First Aid, Medical and Trauma Columnist for Prepography yet so this video will have to tide you over.  I have had military first aid training at the self and...