Medicine for the Outdoors E-Book, 6th Edition

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By Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM, FAAEM
ISBN
9780323340977
Publication Date
30-01-2015
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  • Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.
  • Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic.
  • Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions.
  • Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention.
  • Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index.

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack!


Key Features
  • Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.
  • Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic.
  • Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions.
  • Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention.
  • Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780323340977
Author Information By Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM, FAAEM, Redlich Family Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Table of Content

PART ONE: General Information

How to Use This Book

Before You Go

General First-Aid Principles

PART TWO: Major Medical Problems

An Approach to the Unconscious Victim

Chest Injury

Serious Lung Disorders

Chest Pain

Bleeding

Shock

Head Injury

Allergic Reaction

Seizure

Fractures and Dislocations

Amputation

Burns

Inhalation Injuries

Abdominal Pain

Emergency Childbirth

Diabetes

Stroke

Infectious Diseases

Dealing with Death

PART THREE: Minor Medical Problems

General Symptoms

Head (Also Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth)

Upper Respiratory Disorders

Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Skin Disorders

Minor Bruises and Wounds

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Disorders of the Kidneys, Bladder, and Prostate

Male Genital Problems

Psychiatric Emergencies

PART FOUR: Disorders Related to Specific Environments

Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold

Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat

Wildland Fires

High Altitude-Related Problems

Snakebite

Insect and Arthropod Bites

Lightning Strike, Tornado (Cyclone), Hurricane (Typhoon), Flood, Earthquake, Tidal Wave (Tsunami), Landslide (Mudslide), Volcano, and Snow Avalanche

Hazardous Aquatic Life and Aquatic Infections

Underwater Diving Accidents

Drowning

Animal Attacks

Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning

PART FIVE: Miscellaneous Information

Oxygen Administration

Water Disinfection

Motion Sickness

Jet Lag

First-Aid Kits

Immunizations

Transport of the Injured Victim

Ground-to-Air Distress Signals

Lost People

Procedures

APPENDICES

Appendix One: Commonly Used Drugs (Medications) and Doses

Appendix Two: Conversion Tables

Appendix Three: Guidelines for Prevention of Diseases Transmitted via Human Blood and Other Bodily Fluids

Appendix Four: Commonly Used Applications of the SAM Splint

Appendix Five: Personal Safety in an Age of Global Conflict, Kidnapping, and Terrorism

Appendix Six: Emergency Canine Medicine

Glossary (Including Acronyms and Abbreviations)

Index

About the Author

Publication Date 30-01-2015
Pages 560
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