You never know when having a few emergency medical manuals could come in handy. So here is a collection that should get you by for just about any situation.
US Army Self Aid / Buddy Aid Training Manual
I think the most appropriate document for the average person is the Army’s Self Aid / Buddy Aid training manual. It deals with common issues such as choking, broken bones, CPR, dressing wounds, and other things a non-medical professional can do. It’s designed to be a training course that you complete, along with tests and everything, to make sure you are prepared in advance of a situation. As with all of the material here, it does you no good if you’ve never even read it…
Army Self-Aid Buddy-Aid Training Manual (5.3 MB)
FIFA Sports Medicine
This manual deals primarily with the sort of injuries that take place related to sports. But it covers a lot of basics as well.
FIFA Medicine Manual (4.2 MB)
US Army Combat Lifesaver Course
Hopefully you’ll never need this self-study course that deals with injuries sustained on a battlefield. But you never know.
Combat Lifesaver Course (3 MB)
Medical Support Manual for UN Field Missions
Medical Support Manual for UN Field Missions (2.3 MB)
US Military First Aid Manual
Basically the first aid manual for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. This is kind of the one manual that covers basically everything. It’s a daunting 223 pages.
US Military First Aid Manual (2.5 MB)
Special Operation Forces Medical Handbook
If the normal First Aid Manual doesn’t cover it, try the 723 page Special Ops manual. It even covers Veterinary care!
Special Operation Forces Medical Handbook (41 MB!)
Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, 18th Edition
Nearly 1,600 pages of medical information! If it ain’t in here, you don’t have it…
Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, 18th Edition (12.7 MB)
Emergency War Surgery
This last one isn’t going to be useful to anyone but a doctor. So skip it unless you’ve got the school debt to prove it. However, if you have medical training, this is the entire 36 chapter guide to Emergency War Surgery. The only problem is, you’re going to need a lot of supplies to deal with that kind of trauma. Perhaps you can start with the highly portable Fully Stocked Stomp Medical First Aid Kit Back Pack…
Emergency War Surgery (18.2 MB Compressed ZIP)
If you’ve got any other critical documents, drop a link below and share with the rest of us!