Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease: The Layman’s Guide to Available Antibacterials in Austere Settings
Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease is a unique simplified guide to using antibacterial and antifungal veterinary medications. It is meant to help the non-medical professional in disaster, survival, and other austere settings where modern medicine is non-existent. Our unique book covers what you need to know about these antibiotics, including how to obtain and use them safely. The aquatic and avian antibiotics described in this book are known to be essentially identical to the human versions, and are available over the counter for emergency storage and preparedness. This is a one of a kind book.Homesteaders, outdoorsmen, medical missionaries, ocean voyagers, those in remote areas, and folks in the preparedness community will find this book an indispensable tool in circumstances where the ambulance is not just around the corner. We discuss common and uncommon infectious diseases, as well as how to identify and treat them with antibiotics. Fish antibiotics, as well as a limited number of bird antibiotics, are described, including their uses, common side effects and dosing for the diseases they treat. Additional content helps guide the person taking on the overwhelming task of caring for illnesses in catastrophic situations.Included Sections are listed below:SECTION 1: INFECTIOUS DISEASESECTION 2: BACTERIAL DISEASESSECTION 3: BASICS OF ANTIBIOTICSSECTION 4: INDIVIDUAL ANTIBIOTICSSECTION 5: ESTABLISHING A “SICK ROOM”SECTION 6: WOUND CARESECTION 7: MEDICAL SUPPLIES and INSTRUMENTSAlton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease is based on the Altons’ original writings on both common and epidemic diseases and the use of aquarium and avian antibiotics to treat them. Written in plain English that anyone can understand, this book will help the family caregiver save lives that would otherwise be lost to infection. This book is the companion to “The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way”. The Survival Medicine Handbook is the popular reference book for the preparedness community, as well as all those that wish to be medically prepared for disasters.Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease also teaches how to put together an effective sick room for epidemic scenarios. A thorough list of recommended medical supplies is provided to help the family medic to prepare for just about every first aid emergency.It should be noted that the practice of medicine without a license is illegal and punishable by law. Medications marked for veterinary use should never be used in any situation where there is a functioning modern medical system. Dr. and Ms. Alton are both certified Advanced Wilderness Expedition Providers (AWEP) and the founders of an award-winning survival medicine and first aid educational website at doomandbloom. They are also the co-authors of the 1st place winner of the Book Excellence Award in medicine “The Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Medical Help is Not on the Way”. Joseph Alton MD, FACOG, FACS practiced as a board-certified Obstetrician and Pelvic Surgeon for close to 25 years before retiring to devote his efforts to preparing families medically for disaster scenarios. A Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and retired Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a contributor to many well- known preparedness, survival, and homesteading magazines. A member of MENSA, Dr. Alton collects medical books from the 19th century to gain insight on off-grid medical strategies. Amy Alton ARNP, CNM is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has had years of experience working in large teaching institutions as well as smaller, family-oriented hospitals. She is the designer of a popular line of quality first-aid and trauma kits. Amy is dedicated to providing medical education and the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.