Tag Archives: Medical

Creating Your Oasis

creating your own oasis

Every gentleman has to have their own place to relax and call their Oasis.  Their own spot to sit down and forget about what stresses them out, even if only for a few moments in life.  Every gentleman has to be able to remember what really matters in their life and it can not be done by being unhealthy and stressed all the time.  This is why every gentleman needs to have their own oasis.  The idea of an oasis can be molded into whatever you want it to be, from being out in the woods to being downtown in a city.  There are a few elements that have to be established before we can call it “your oasis” but those are not hard to figure out.  Consider making or finding your oasis before you have your next stressful day at work where your blood pressure is sky rocketed and your about to murder someone.

How do you create your own oasis

  • Why having this matters
  • How to find your own
  • What are the elements that you have to establish before you call it your oasis
  • What an outdoor small lot oasis look like
  • What a large yard would look like
  • What an indoor would look like
  • What about if you live where you can not build one
    • where do you find one
  • Why posting this on the Facebook page could help others

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How To Survive A Dog Attack

surviving a dog attackThere may never be a time in which you need this information.  You may never find yourself in a situation where a dog is going to attack you or your family.  As gentlemen we should not shy away from information just because we don’t think it could happen, but we are prepared if it does happen.  I debated on even doing this show.  The reason is because I do not want to shine a negative spotlight on dogs.  However, I do feel like this could save someone’s life or save someone from an emergency room one day.  Remember, dogs are not bad, people are bad and train dogs to be bad.  Most of the reasons why we are bitten is because we did something wrong.  It is up to us to make sure that we are able to spot their body language and understand what they are trying to tell us.  With this bit of information, we could save thousands of trips to the emergency room every year.  There are some situations that are unavoidable.  Some situations where you are going to be bit, this is the topic of the show today.

How do you survive a dog attack

    • what kind of signs should we notice before a bite
    • why do dogs bite
    • what situations are more likely to result in a bite
    • if you find youself in a situation you can’t get out of
      • how do you reduce your likelihood of needing medical attention

Shows that were mentioned in today’s podcast:

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Meditation For Gentlemen

meditation for gentlemenMeditation is a topic that I have been torn about speaking of for the longest time.  That is until I actually researched the meaning of it.  To me, I thought it was a bunch of nonsense that no one really needed.  However, now that I know what it is really about I have decided to give meditation a try.  The whole idea can be drawn down to having a stress reducer and a way to relax your mind.  If you are anything like me, you have an overactive mind.  I constantly replay events over and over in my mind until I fall asleep at night.  This is a great way to help me quell my mind and help me think clearly.  As crazy as it sounds, there is scientific facts to back the art of meditation and how it is effective.

why should gentlemen be concerned about meditation and how to do it?

  • what does meditation benefit
  • how does meditation benefit that area
  • how do you meditate
  • a guided mediation at the end of the show

Resources used in today’s show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

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Building A Pharmacy Garden

building a pharmacy gardenThe last podcast that I gave you was pretty harsh with how blunt everything was.  A gentleman should know the way things actually work around here.  One big thing that you should know how to do is take care of yourself.  This is what I had in mind when talking about a pharmacy garden.  It does not seem like there is much on the interwebs that has to do with a pharmacy garden.  This is not like the podcast I did a few months back which dealt with 11 herbs that you should add to your yard this year.  That podcast spoke about a bunch of plants to add to your meals and how they are good for you.  This pharmacy garden podcast is more about an immediate effect.  So you just got a minor cut while chopping onions.  Instead of getting the chemicals out heal you faster, just go to your pharmacy garden to heal the cut.  Understand that I am not a doctor so do not take this as, “I have a tree impaling my stomach, Clay said to get this plant to help” but go to a doctor to fix that.  But small cuts and burns, you do not need a doctor… just saying.

how do we build a pharmacy garden?

    • Cuts
    • Burns
    • Stomach
    • Bug Bites
    • Nausea
    • How to build a raised bed for your pharmacy garden

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What To Do If You Witness a Wreck

what to do if you witness a wreckWe have all seen them in our lives.  Sometimes we are cruising down the road and all of a sudden get into a traffic jam only to find a wreck was the reason.  Sometimes we see them happen right in front of us.  As men we should be able to help, if we want to.  We should, at the least, be able to call in a wreck to 911 without acting like a fool.  There are certain things that I have learned over a career that can be used as useful knowledge to gentlemen like us.  Understand that if you do not want to stop for the wreck, you do not have to.  This is always an option.  Or if you want to just call 911 you can.  The idea is that you should not put yourself into danger just trying to help someone during a wreck.

Today is a short show.  I know I usually get on a talk for a while about the subject on hand but I am literately coming up short on time.  Sometimes there are things that I can do to adjust my schedule to give the show exactly what it needs, but today, and for the next two weeks, is not that time.  Sorry, but this is how things work.

what do you do if you witness a wreck?

  • how do you do so
  • how do you prepare yourself
  • what should you know
  • what should you have with you
  • how to crowd control

Resources for today’s show

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Being Your Own Medic

being your own medicSome day in your life you will need a medic be it just to help you off the floor or to start working a CPR for you.  Coming from a medic myself, when we walk in the door we are already behind the ball.  There are things that we have to do that require a lot of work and information that we need to have and really have no time or way to obtain that information.  Things that could help determine the outcome of the call.  What if I could convince you that with 10 minutes of your time, you can greatly increase the outcome of the call.  Or convince you that we could skip the call all together!  Today I am going to do just that by teaching you how to be your own medic.

So how do we become our own medic?

    • What should you prepare in advance
      • how to find your baseline vitals
    • What training should you get
    • How to teach others
      • approach victim
      • check pulse
      • check breathing
    • Bleeding 101
      • arterial bleed vs venus
      • tourniquet procedures
    • get in shape
      • functional fitness
        • bug out situation
          • gridlock and walk

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Airway Management

Runners_pantingWhen speaking about executive protection for the family, I truly mean that we are the protectors of our family, a sheep dog if you must.  An executive protection agent only works for a few hours and goes home, we are there always so we need to be prepared to handle and deal with an emergency whenever it presents.  One disaster that could happen could be someone experiencing an emergency dealing with their airway.  Airway management consists of the possibility of shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, respiratory distress, or respiratory arrest.  So how do we deal with possibly airway emergencies?  I walk you through all of the different signs and symptoms of an airway emergency and talk about how to deal with them today in the next part of the medical series that deals with executive protection for the family.  If this is not your idea of executive protection and wish for more of a tactical show, stay tuned for future shows dealing with the tactics of executive protection for the family.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • What is an airway emergency
  • What is considered normal
  • Instructions to help someone through an airway emergency
  • When to call 911
  • What you can add to your medical kit to help in an airway emergency

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Everyday Carry – What is in your pockets

everyday carry what is in your pocketsEveryday we walk around this world carry stuff in our pockets.  Have you ever stopped to think about what we carry in our pockets?  There are many different reasons we woke up and put our wallet in our pocket but does it serve multiple purposes?  We can only have so much in our pockets, so what are the most valuable things we can carry?  This is a decision you have to make for yourself because it is up to you.  There are many situations we can find ourselves in that our carry could help us from something simple as needing a flashlight to see under a table to someone holding us up and needing our firearm.  You do not get to pick your disaster, but you can decide rather or not you will be able to carry yourself away from it.  So man up and analyze what you have in your pockets.

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Building an expert level medical kit

First_aid_19Medical emergencies can happen in a heartbeat and to anyone.  Having a medical kit with you can end up being the difference between that person living or dying.  But understand there is one tool in there that everyone has to have and it absolutely makes or breaks that kit, it is your education.  So as gentlemen we need to take an approach that others have bypassed and shortcut for years and has led to many people being hurt or even made things worse because of the inexperienced.  So tune in today and learn the easy way to make your medical bag the right way and not kill someone during your progress.

Join me today as I talk about

  • What I saw at a gun show
  • Likelihood vs. Practical
  • How your education is a key factor in building a medical kit
  • Beginner level items for a medical kit
  • Intermediate level items for a medical kit
  • Advanced level items for a medical kit

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Dealing With Heat Related Emergencies

sun-293615_640The past few days around North Carolina has been over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) which can be a concern to a lot of people.  Typically we will see a few different cases of heat related emergencies while on duty.  There are ways to deal with heat related emergencies both proactive and reactive.  This is considered a topic for Executive Protection for the Family because you are the leader and more educated than the lay person.  Along with dealing with heat related emergencies, we need to know how to help prevent heat related emergencies.  Along with the crazy heat we will see many more drownings.  Brush up on your life saving skills with Drowning: Spotting it and Stopping it

Join me today as I talk about

  • How hot it has been
  • How to recognize there is a heat related emergency
  • Stages of heat related emergencies
  • How to solve their problem
  • Preparing for heat related emergencies

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