The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together: Duct Tape 911 by James Hubbard, MD, MPH
While this book is not intended to replace, treat, or diagnose any medical conditions in the event that you have broken or fractured something and have no medical assist near and only have duct tape available, it's definitely worth a shot!
Let's see what others have said on Amazon:
and.....6 of 6 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars Should be on Everyone's shelf,
May 23, 2014This review is from: Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together (Paperback)There are times when you just cannot get to a doctor or emergency room anytime soon. If this is the case do you know what to do if you break a toe, sprain an ankle, cut yourself, or even worse? Do you know what to do if any of these things happen to someone else. This book will teach you how to use one of the most common tools (duct tape) to be able to provide first aid assistance to someone so you can get them to medical help.
I loved it. My wife loved it. I am going to start getting all of Dr. Hubbard's books.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK with a really strange title..,
May 18, 2014Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together (Paperback)I am a retired military guy and combat veteran, familiar with many First Aid books, procedures, and styles. Back in my day in Viet Nam we called our green duct-tape-on-steroids "100-mile-an-hour tape" and used it for everything from repairing our canvas bags and tents to taping over bullet holes on our helicopter rotor blades.. In critical times, this type of tape was successfully used in many medical emergencies, to include covering sucking chest wounds to prevent lungs from further collapsing, or stabilizing fractures on the field of battle.
DUCT TAPE 911 is a long overdue book, written by "The Survival Doctor", a qualified medical doctor, who specializes in teaching others various medical procedures to better survive in remote areas away from medical facilities. I found this to be an excellent book, using a large font, that is very easy to read and understand.. It is a relatively short book of only about 100 printed pages, written in laymen's terms, and liberally sprinkled with excellent hand-drawn pictures of the procedure being discussed.
My only complaint regarding this book is that with the hand-drawn pictures it is sometimes difficult to see the specific points being discussed. This is primarily due to the fact that my old eyes have a real problem seeing all the very-lightly-drawn lines in the pictures. I would much prefer that the drawings be much more pronounced and easier to view in detail without straining my eyes to do so. Otherwise the drawings are quite good, and easy to understand.
That one point aside, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any use whatsoever for keeping a First Aid Kit, medical bag, or plans to venture into the great outdoors where medical help may be sparse. There are a number of outside-the-box "fixes" in this book that most folks will view and say to themselves, "Why didn't I think of that..??"
I found this to be a very informative book, written in easily understood terms, for medical emergencies that one could expect to encounter away from medical facilities. It measures about 6" x 9" x 3/8" and can easily fit into many 1st Aid kits. I highly recommend this book for novices and the experienced. I will probably purchase more so as to have one in each of my medical bags, kits, packs, and vehicles. It is certainly a book that others should consider buying..
So What'd We Think?.....
The complete title, "The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together- Duct Tape 911", pretty much gives you a clue that there are going to be some really interesting ideas presented. But what is in there that is so amazing? Glad you asked!
There are 6 Basic Chapters:
1. Intro-Why I Like Duct Tape
2. Tape Your Joints
3. Tape Your Skin
4. Tape Your Eyes
5. Tape Your Clothes
6. Tape Your Life
In the introduction section, Dr. Hubbard shares his top six reasons of why he feels that duct tape is a great medical tool. These reasons are simple and to the point.
In Chapter 2: Tape Your Joints, You'll learn different ways that you can use duct tape effectively as a brace or splint for different parts of the body.
In Chapter 3: Tape Your Skin, This chapter provides the many uses of duct tape for dealing with things such as wound repair, bandaging, and much more.
In Chapter 4; Tape Your Eyes, We found the illustrations and ideas in this section very interesting and definitely a first for us. We especially thought that the idea about making pinhole glasses was genius!
In Chapter 5: Tape Your Clothes, A short but very effective chapter that will teach you the importance of keeping your clothing waterproof and the dangers that can result if you don't. Learn how to also keep your clothing insect-and snake-resistant, always important!
In Chapter 6: Tape Your Life, This section will show you how to use duct tape in life-saving situations. Learn how to make tourniquets, occlusive dressings, and CPR mouth barriers. The illustrations are so helpful to show you exactly how to go about making each item. This is definitely a huge bonus for those of us with limited or no medical skills.
As mentioned this book can not in any way replace actual medical care, but it does not profess too. What it does do is give you ideas of how to temporarily treat yourself or others if medical care is not available. The illustrations are great and show the actual steps of each process, which is very helpful.
We highly recommend grabbing a copy and learning the different uses, you just never know when they'll come in handy to know!
Other Books by James Hubbard, MD, MPH:
The Survival Doctor's Guide to Wounds: What to Do When There Is No Doctor (The Survival Doctor's Guides)