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Medical Alternatives and Suturing - FREE

  • Nov 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Ron and Debbie Skinner Ranch

In this FREE class I will go over using veterinary products for humans, easy sources for purchases, books I recommend having on hand, calculating broad spectrum antibiotics, herbal medicines that can be grown in your garden, wild medicinal plants and what practical items you should stockpile. This class will be very similar to the one being held in Lake Elsinore the previous month.

I'll finish up the class by teaching you hands-on how to suture. The stitch I'll teach is the simple interrupted stitch for surface lacerations but I'll describe deep muscle tagging and alternatives to suturing. Be forewarned! Some of the photos I use as examples are pretty graphic! You don't need to look at the photos, but there's one class exercise I do ... "how would you treat this wound?"

I'll provide the suture for the hands on teaching. For your own supplies at home you can purchase suture online at vet supply sites or at gun shows.

I need to mention that I am NOT a Medical Doctor. I'm a Scientist that works in the medical research industry, and I used to work for an animal vet. The information I teach is for informational purposes only and is not to be used in place of available healthcare.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Huge turnout and a lot of material to cover in four hours. I appreciate the added comments and questions during the day. We all need to share what we know. Ron and Debbie were perfect hosts!

    November 11, 2013

  • Eve C.

    This was so incredible ! So much fantastic, useful information. I feel much more able to help out in an emergency situation. Thank you so much to Daniel and Chris for sharing your knowledge and skills with us !!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Joan T.

    I would like to attend but need directions. Thank you. I will bring some sunflower seeds.

    November 6, 2013

    • Debbie S.

      click on "map" link beside our address for directions.

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for posting this, Debbie! I think these are important sills to share.
    I want to mention that I'll be bringing along a second instructor who had been a field medic in the military. He'll go over sucking chest wounds, expound on deep wound suturing and how to safely render a patient unconscious so they can be worked on.
    The last time I taught this class it took four hours, so I suggest that people bring a snack or sack lunch. I'll bring some lite breakfast items but it may not be enough to tide you over for four hours.

    1 · October 22, 2013

    • Debbie S.

      I will have electricity available and a couple big folding tables set up, out-door bathroom, drinking water and coffee and about 20 chairs. Plan to hold event under the large pepper tree where we held the rocket stove and gasifyer workshop weather permitting. If for some reason it turns very cold or too windy etc we can go indoors. I think there over 20 people signed up on the various meet ups so some people should bring chairs for sure. Really looking forward to it!

      October 22, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Chris May will be the instructor for this class and she wrote the introduction.

    October 22, 2013

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