48-Hour Sale on Survival Training, Starts Now! Click to See the Deals

Thank you for your interest! This sale is now over, but you can still get the course for a great price. Click here.   48-hour SALE! by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s been almost a year since I launched The Survival Doctor’s video-based Emergencies Training Course, and the feedback has been amazing. […]

By | August 31st, 2015|Videos|Comments Off on 48-Hour Sale on Survival Training, Starts Now! Click to See the Deals

Video: How to Make a Neck Brace

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Your camping friend went for firewood and hasn’t come back. You find her at the bottom of a steep ditch. She’s lying there groaning and has a big scrape on her forehead. You’ve read my post on when to suspect a broken neck or back and run back to get your rigid cervical collar. Wait. You left it at home? You better read on, and watch my video to boot. […]

By | December 13th, 2011|Bones, Videos|10 Comments

Video: How to Make a Splint

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. If you injure your neck or an extremity and can’t get to medical help, you may need to stabilize it with a splint. Materials Needed to Make a Splint SAM Splint or other firm material Elastic bandages Duct tape You can make a splint out of virtually any firm material that fits the area of the body, but there’s a fairly inexpensive tool you can buy and have on hand. It conforms to the injured area, and you can cut it to size. It’s called a SAM Splint. It comes in many lengths and widths to fit fingers, forearms, ankles, knees, etc. If you’re on a budget, buy a few of the longer ones. (If you cut it, curl up the sharp edge so it won’t cut you back.) The thing about SAM Splints is they’re light, and they take up little space if you fold or roll them. Unlike braces, they can fit all sizes. Unlike cast material, they don’t have to harden. You can wrap them around the neck or ankle, or use them on finger, wrist, arm, elbow, foot, leg, or knee injuries. Someone told me the idea came from playing with a gum wrapper. […]

By | December 6th, 2011|Bones, Getting Started, Videos|10 Comments

Announcing: Survival-Medicine Videos!

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. I am happy to announce The Survival Doctor now offers free survival videos to help you learn how to deal with emergencies when help is not on the way. The first three videos complement my written posts on cuts. They include: How to Stop a Cut From Bleeding How to Assess a Cut and Clean it with Irrigation How to Repair a Cut with Duct Tape If you’d like to be notified when new survival videos are up, just subscribe to my email notifications. (Look in the top of the right column.) I don’t spam or share your information. Upcoming videos will include: […]

By | November 16th, 2011|Videos|3 Comments

Video: How to Stop a Cut from Bleeding (Treating a Cut, Part 1)

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. This is the first video in my three-part series on how to treat a cut. Okay, pay attention to me, not my beautiful daughter/assistant. In this one I tell how to stop most any cut from bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound. I also tell where to apply pressure if you suspect an artery or vein is doing most of the bleeding. If you’re a visual learner, this video’s for you. In addition, the video covers the importance of protecting yourself […]

By | November 15th, 2011|Cuts, Skin, Videos|18 Comments