Is this book really for the preppers with no professional medical background?

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Is this book really for the preppers with no professional medical background?

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This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

These are some random pickings out of the content of this book; ABCDE emergency management, Shock, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Otitis Media, Infectious Mononucleosis, Bronchitis, etc.

Many of these things are quite advance medical stuff which is taught to medical personnel, and after many years of training even they struggle to either perform or apply them correctly. So I do not think just a prepper with no medical knowledge will be able to apply what this author teaches in an emergency situation in the field, no matter how much prepping he/she does.

What do you think? Is this book really for the non-medical professionals, or does this better suit to medical professionals as a refresher for their knowledge?
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Re: Is this book really for the preppers with no professional medical background?

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Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:27 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

These are some random pickings out of the content of this book; ABCDE emergency management, Shock, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Otitis Media, Infectious Mononucleosis, Bronchitis, etc.

Many of these things are quite advance medical stuff which is taught to medical personnel, and after many years of training even they struggle to either perform or apply them correctly. So I do not think just a prepper with no medical knowledge will be able to apply what this author teaches in an emergency situation in the field, no matter how much prepping he/she does.

What do you think? Is this book really for the non-medical professionals, or does this better suit to medical professionals as a refresher for their knowledge?
The best use of this book would be for someone with some medical training whose day to day work doesn't involve emergency medicine. Say someone who works in a Dermatology office. They can use the information to perform something they have little experience with, yet can understand.
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LuckyR wrote: October 2nd, 2021, 1:42 am
Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:27 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

These are some random pickings out of the content of this book; ABCDE emergency management, Shock, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Otitis Media, Infectious Mononucleosis, Bronchitis, etc.

Many of these things are quite advance medical stuff which is taught to medical personnel, and after many years of training even they struggle to either perform or apply them correctly. So I do not think just a prepper with no medical knowledge will be able to apply what this author teaches in an emergency situation in the field, no matter how much prepping he/she does.

What do you think? Is this book really for the non-medical professionals, or does this better suit to medical professionals as a refresher for their knowledge?
The best use of this book would be for someone with some medical training whose day to day work doesn't involve emergency medicine. Say someone who works in a Dermatology office. They can use the information to perform something they have little experience with, yet can understand.
I agree with you. I strongly believe that no matter how one try, the professionalism of technical fields cannot be achieved by merely reading relevant books. If so there won't be any need of med schools and year of vigorous learning an training.

Yee, this book can be used as a guide for emergency medicine for those who generally work out of the field of emergency medicine. Some of the basic stuff can be use by the ordinary preppers. But most of the stuff are more suitable for medical personnel.
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