Shane Jackson (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

Shane is a medical doctor with over 8 years experience in both hospital medicine and surgery. He's completed over 2 years of surgical work focusing on trauma & orthopaedics alongside maxillofacial surgery. He has been involved in education since medical school and have written courses and taught classes. Having trained in Advanced Trauma and Life Support he is at the forefront of practical, out-of-hospital medicine which can be applied by the public to save lives.

Shane Jackson (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
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How to Treat Hypothermia in a Survival Situation

Hypothermia occurs in extreme cold, and is defined as a drop in core body temperature to less than 35°C. If you believe you could become at risk of hypothermia it is important to know that at least half of heat loss recorded temperatures due to radiation by the skin. The head itself is a significant …

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First Aid in a Mass Shooting Situation

Whatever your political leaning, mass shootings are becoming a problem, not to mention the large number of gun violence incidents that are not categorized as mass shootings. As their prevalence continues, the wise will prepare and plan ahead so they can do their best in a difficult and dangerous situation. This guide will take you …

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How to Make a Dental Emergency Kit

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ental emergencies are often more painful than they are medically serious. This only holds true however if you live in a western country with good access to healthcare. If there comes a point in the future where emergency dental treatment is no longer an option for you, it’s imperative you have a dental emergency plan …

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How to Make Penicillin by Yourself

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou probably know this, but penicillin is the best known antibiotic in the world. It has a long history of use before the times of modern medicine and is still used in hospitals today. It was officially discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming in the UK. Although it had been used for centuries before this …

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Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Botulism

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]otulism is a rare but serious infection that can be lethal. Caused by bacteria in food, water and animals, it releases dangerous toxins which attack a human’s nervous system. It is normally very rare for an average, healthy adult to contract the disease but those who prepare their own long term food storage at home …

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