June 13, 2020 Meeting
- “AMP 3” video
- “AMP 3” contents
- Fish antibiotics, must-have books
- Overview of the medical kits in April meeting
- Pandemic Debriefing – Open discussion of lessons learned
The meeting began with a demonstration of the AMP 3 first aid kit – and a do-it-yourself version of that same kit. We then watched the AMP 3 video, which described the kit, along with how the different components are used.
The use of fish antibiotics (sold for use with aquarium fish) was discussed, along with a printed hand-out that gives details on how they are used, including dosage.
Building a medical reference library – a variety of books on first aid and medical treatment was displayed and discussed.
There are three basic categories – or reasons – for owning various types of medical reference books:
- Basic and advanced first aid during “normal” times when medical infrastructure is available.
- Comprehensive medical care at home in a situation in which medical infrastructure is not available.
- The preservation of knowledge that civilization cannot afford to lose. In a time when knowledge is “saved” in digital format rather than in ink-and-paper, someone needs to archive this information in a form that cannot be destroyed by EMP or other electronic destruction.
One of the “books” specifically discussed was the EMS Field Guide. It is a pocket-sized (3″x5″) quick reference guide in a tough, water-resistant package. There are several versions of this, but for general preparedness purposes, the BLS Version (previously called “Basic & Intermediate Version”) is the best choice. Click on the image to be taken to the Amazon order page.