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The Survival Doctor's Guide to Burns: What to Do When There Is No Doctor (The Survival Doctor's Guides Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

James Hubbard , Leigh Ann Otte
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Book Description

Dr. Hubbard becomes your digital medical assistant in this interactive guide to what to do when you're burned and there's no doctor to be found.

When you get a bad burn, the usual advice is to call 911. But what if there is no 911? What if you're in the wilderness, in a terrorist attack, or dealing with the aftermath of a tornado, with blocked roads and demolished phone lines? With the right knowledge, you and your family can survive—even with the most basic makeshift supplies.

No matter the severity of the burn—whether it's a minor scorch or a life-threatening, third-degree disaster—Dr. Hubbard guides you step-by-step from soothing the burn to giving it the best chance to heal. He teaches the basics but then goes beyond the usual first-aid books and details in plain language techniques rarely taught to laypeople.

In "The Survival Doctor's Guide to Burns," you'll learn:

• The first, most important thing to do immediately to minimize any burn’s impact.
• Early signs of killer complications so you can nip them in the bud.
• The only way to get skin to grow back on a serious burn—an advanced technique taught to medical experts almost exclusively.
• How to make your own burn dressings using honey and rags.
• Which plant soothes burns best and how to make it last by extracting the most gel from the leaves.
• And more ….

James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H., has been a family doctor for over 30 years. He writes the popular survival-medicine blog and created, a health-information site written by health-care professionals. His first medical practice was in his small Mississippi hometown, where patients taught him all kinds of home remedies. He now practices in Colorado Springs.

Dr. Hubbard is also the author of "The Survival Doctor's Guide to Wounds."

Product Details

  • File Size: 107 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Hubbard Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (July 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M2E4RS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
"Burns" includes the following information:

4 Steps to Treating a Burn During a Disaster
The difference between first, second and third degree burns
Burn Complications to watch for
Debridement: How to Remove Dead Skin - and When You Should
How to Make a Good Burn Dressing
How to Use an Aloe Vera Plant
Using Honey as an Antibiotic
How to sterilize Instruments
Burn care supplies

You'll learn why cold water is better than ice, why you should skip the butter and sticking to the aloe vera, and how to safely remove hot tar.

The Survival Doctor discusses why pain free burns can be the most dangerous, and the three warning signs you need to look for to tell if there is damage that isn't healing.

If there is severe damage, the section on how to safely remove an eschar (the dry, leathery remains of dead skin) is something you need to know that is rarely addressed.

In both books (Burns and Wounds), The Survival Doctor clearly states that this advice is not a substitute for care by a trained medical professional, and encourages people to get basic medical training where available. (The Red Cross offers training courses, and local tech schools may also offer EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training.) For serious injuries, professional medical care as soon as possible is always recommended.

I highly recommend the Wounds and Burns e-books by The Survival Doctor. (Checking out his site is a good idea, too.) When emergencies happen, we all should have enough knowledge to help out until more trained folks arrive. It's that simple. This is an inexpensive way to learn the basics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 18, 2012
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I found it very informative and understandable. The content was easy to navigate. I am looking forward to the wound book as well. Great Job!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand, great collection of tips September 15, 2012
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I just finished reading Dr. Hubbard's book, Burns. It's an outstanding addition to anyone's library. It was easy and entertaining to read and contained very little medical jargon. He included tips for using natural remedies, such as aloe vera and honey. I didn't realize just how helpful honey is in healing wounds.

Dr. Hubbard's instructions are easy to understand and the book's various links are helpful and easy to navigate.

After reading this ebook, I am not nearly as intimidated at the thought of helping someone with a burn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars emergency help November 2, 2012
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This book and included video of how to help someone in an emergency situation is very good.I would recommend it to my friends.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Burns February 18, 2014
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Not enough information is given to be of much help in any large burn. Too basic to be of any help
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avery over looked medical topic, critical kit July 24, 2013
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From a practical stand point this book is critical. Although we as a nation rarely see burn victims, they happen everyday in every City in every State. Burns are nasty, burns will kill quickly. The ability to address a burned wounded is critical. We spend most of our time outdoors around camp fires or working on combustion engines, and other hot stuff.

This book was simply in our best interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent May 10, 2013
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Well prepared and well written to help you handle the very serious issues that a wound from a burn can cause.
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James Hubbard, MD, MPH, is one of the nation's foremost survival-medicine experts. In his signature easy-to-read style, he writes about how to deal with medical problems during a disaster, while stranded in the wilderness or whenever expert help is impossible to get.

In addition to being a best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Hubbard is the publisher of the popular website He believes lifesaving medical information shouldn't be reserved for health care professionals. "Everyone deserves the chance to survive," he says. Through his books, he strives to make this information not only available but understandable and interesting to read.

Dr. Hubbard's evidence-based tips are a combination of modern medicine, makeshift treatments and Grandma's home remedies. He's been a family doctor for over 30 years.

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