Prepper's Survival Medicine Handbook: A Lifesaving Collection of Emergency Procedures from U.S. Army Field Manuals by Scott Finazzo

Prepper's Survival Medicine Handbook: A Lifesaving Collection of Emergency Procedures from U.S. Army Field Manuals by Scott Finazzo

Author:Scott Finazzo
Format: epub, azw3
ISBN: 9781612435862
Publisher: Perseus Books, LLC
Published: 2016-08-05T04:00:00+00:00


Indicators of the presence of biological agents include:


•Mental confusion

•Blurred or double vision

•Numbness or tingling of skin



•Rashes or blisters



•Aching muscles


•Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

•Bleeding from body openings

•Blood in urine, stool, or saliva




While you must maintain a healthy respect for biological agents, the US Army Survival Manual states there is no reason for you to panic. You can reduce your susceptibility to biological agents by doing the following:

•Maintain current immunizations.

•Avoid contaminated areas.

•Control rodents and pests.

•Use proper first aid measures in the treatment of wounds.

•Use only safe or properly decontaminated sources of food and water.

•Ensure that you get enough sleep to prevent a run-down condition.

•Use proper field sanitation procedures.

•Practice high standards of personal hygiene.

•Keep your face covered with some type of cloth.

Dust may contain biological agents; wear some type of mask when dust is in the air. Your clothing and gloves will protect you against bites from most of the insects that carry diseases. Completely button your clothing and tuck your pants tightly into your socks. Wear a chemical protective overgarment, if available, as it provides better protection than normal clothing. Covering your skin will also reduce the chance of the agent entering your body through cuts or scratches.

Personal hygiene is extremely important. Bathe with soap and water whenever possible. Use germicidal soap, if available. Wash your hair and body thoroughly, and clean under your fingernails. Clean your teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth frequently. Wash your clothing in hot, soapy water if you can. If you cannot wash your clothing, lay it out in an area of bright sunlight, and allow the light to kill the microorganisms. After a toxin attack, decontaminate yourself using whatever procedure is appropriate for the toxin. Information on the appropriate procedure, if not readily available, can be obtained by doing research on the particular toxin. One resource commonly used by emergency responders is the Emergency Response Guidebook, made available to the public by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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