After the Orlando mass shooting, many people are wondering what to do if caught in such a situation. Here is some sound advice from two medical experts.
By Leon Pantenburg
A few days before the Orlando tragedy, I was at the Mother Earth News Preparedness Expo in Albany, Oregon, and ran across a new bleeding control kit. I interviewed the creators of the kit, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, of the widely known and respected Doom and Bloom.
I already thought such a kit would be very valuable. After all, a person can bleed to death in minutes, long before that 911 call brings an ambulance. And what if you’re in the backcountry, miles from the nearest help?
And what if you’re on the scene of such an event as Orlando? The answer, obviously, would be to help to the extent of your abilities. A complete first aid kit will help but: “What should you do in this situation?”
Here’s what Doctor Bones and Nurse Amy recommend.
Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, is a physician and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN.
Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.
Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller in Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid “The Survival Medicine Handbook,” well-known speakers, podcasters, and YouTubers, as well as contributors to leading survival/homesteading magazines.