In a survival situation you need to know how to use medical kits, what natural medicine can do and how to intervene in emergency survival situations.
When in a hostile environment, the threat of the loss of life, limb or liberty is heightened. Often, in hostile environments, there is minimal or a lack of medical facilities. Depending on the area you are traveling to or operating in, cultural sensitivities may hinder your access to medical attention. In some African countries, male doctors might not want to treat females and removing clothing is sometimes taboo. When there is no hospital, doctor or other emergency services, it is vital that you have an emergency medical kit. Your emergency medical kit will not only help you save the lives of others, but could also save your own.
During our H.E.A.T courses, we provide detailed information on how to give medical assistance, when no medical personnel are available.
To help you prepare your own emergency medical kit, and combine the equipment with the knowledge you will learn from our H.E.A.T course, the contents of an emergency medical kit are listed below […]
In the event of any injury or possible contact with disease, it is best not to panic. When we panic, our blood pumps faster, we sweat more and thereby produce and use more energy.
The more tired and slow we become, the more we panic. Therefore, when injured, it is best to slow down because this stops you from panicking and possibly doing more harm to yourself. […]
Here the most common diseases and causes of death in Africa.
The female mosquito (Anopheles Culex) infects its victims with a single-celled parasite called Plasmodium, which multiplies in red blood cells and causes malaria. When a female mosquito sucks blood from an infected person, the Malaria parasites reproduce in her body and migrate to the salivary glands. When the next person is bitten, they would be injected with the saliva carrying the parasite and would become infected. Once in the bloodstream, the parasite travels to the liver where they grow and multiply into millions of malaria germs into periods of 5 to 10 days. […]
How you check for consciousness: the AVPU (Alert, Voice, Pain and Unresponsiveness) scale.
On the HEAT course we teach Emergency Medicine rather than First Aid.
First Aid promotes the ABC (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation) system, although bleeding is the most common cause of avoidable death. In many hostile environments, you could face the threat of bullet wounds and mine injuries, especially from anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. […]