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Survival Medicine Hour: Equipping the Medic, Heat Waves and Their Consequences

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In normal times, we have the luxury of a modern and well-equipped medical system. When the ambulance is just around the corner, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the average person may become the highest asset left to his/her family. Yet, that’s exactly what can happen in remote settings or after a natural or man-made disaster. Amy Alton ARNP tells the medic how to be best equipped to fulfill their purpose off the grid.

Plus, heat waves throughout the country and even in Europe are causing heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and deaths from exposure. Is a heat wave a natural disaster? What causes it and what makes cities "heat islands" that can be expecially deadly? How is heat exhaustion different from heat stroke and how do you treat and prevent both? Dr. Joe Alton tells you what you need to know...

All this and more on the Survival Medicine Hour podcast with Joe and Amy Alton!

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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