Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach's critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies!
Meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness. Appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care.
Compare what you are seeing with line drawings and color plates to quickly and accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, spiders, insects, etc.
Rapidly retrieve and comprehend wilderness survival information with the aid of an easily accessible format featuring "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections in most chapters - combined with bulleted lists and text boxes.
Improvise with available materials so you can diagnose and treat a myriad of medical situations with step-by-step how-to explanations and the latest practical advice from wilderness medicine experts.
Get guidance on the go with online access to the fully searchable text at Expert Consult, plus bonus downloadable files for Survival Kits.
Get the wilderness medicine skills you need now with new chapters on foot problems and care, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, Leave No Trace principles, and high-altitude medicine, as well as lists to prepare a variety of survival kits for different settings and patient populations.
Improve your competency and readiness with thoroughly revised chapters on shock, maxillofacial trauma, malaria, improvised litters and carries, aeromedical transport, pain management, life-threatening emergencies, and allergic reactions.
Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world's leading expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is the Editor of Wilderness Medicine, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Dr. Auerbach holds his MD from Duke and completed his internship at Dartmouth and residency at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been recognized as a Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and received the New Orleans Grand Isle Award for Science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Founders Award from the Wilderness Medical Society, and the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, among others. Dr. Auerbach has served as a volunteer physician in Haiti, Nepal, and Guatemala.
1 High-Altitude Medicine 2 Avalanche Safety and Rescue 3 Hypothermia 4 Frostbite and Other Cold-Induced Tissue Injuries 5 Heat Illnesses 6 Wildland Fires 7 Burns and Smoke Inhalation 8 Solar Radiation and Photoprotection 9 Lightning Injuries 10 Emergency Airway Management 11 Emergency Oxygen Administration 12 Trauma Emergencies: Assessment and Stabilization 13 Shock 14 Head Injury 15 Chest Trauma 16 Intraabdominal Injuries 17 Maxillofacial Trauma 18 Orthopedic Injuries, Splints, and Slings 19 Firearm and Arrow Injuries/Fishhook Injuries 20 Lacerations, Abrasions, and Dressings 21 Sprains and Strains 22 Foot Problems and Care 23 Bandaging and Taping Techniques 24 Pain Management 25 Life-Threatening Emergencies (Rescue Breathing/CPR/Choking) 26 Allergic Reactions 27 Cardiopulmonary Emergencies 28 Neurologic Emergencies 29 Diabetic Emergencies 30 Genitourinary Tract Disorders 31 Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies 32 Wilderness Eye Emergencies 33 Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies 34 Dental Emergencies 35 Mental Health 36 Global Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Medicine 37 Snake and Other Reptile Bites 38 Bites and Stings from Arthropods and Mosquitoes 39 Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods 40 Toxic Plants 41 Mushroom Toxicity 42 Animal Attacks 43 Zoonoses 44 Diarrhea and Constipation 45 Field Water Disinfection 46 Hydration and Dehydration 47 Malaria 48 Travel-Acquired Illnesses 49 Immunizations for Travel 50 Drowning and Cold Water Immersion 51 Scuba Diving-Related Disorders 52 Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals 53 Envenomation by Marine Life 54 Seafood Toxidromes 55 Aquatic Skin Disorders 56 Search and Rescue 57 Improvised Litters and Carries 58 Aeromedical Transport 59 Survival 60 Knots 61 Wilderness Medical Kits 62 Children in the Wilderness 63 Emergency Veterinary Medicine 64 Leave No Trace Appendix A Avalanche Resources Appendix B Glasgow Coma Scale, Simplified Motor Score, and Other Measures of Responsiveness Appendix C SCAT2 Appendix D Lake Louis Score (LLS) for the Diagnosis of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Appendix E Contingency Supplies for Wilderness Travel Appendix F Repair Supplies for Wilderness Travel Appendix G Priority First-Aid Equipment Appendix H Antimicrobials Appendix I Wilderness Eye Kit Appendix J Recommended Oral Antibiotics for Prophylaxis of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds Appendix K Therapy for Parasitic Infections Appendix L Sample Basic Wilderness Survival Kit Appendix M Sample Winter Survival Kit Appendix N Sample Desert Survival Kit Appendix 0 Sample Camp and Survival Gear for Jungle Travel Appendix P Vehicle Cold Weather Survival Kit Appendix Q Pediatric Wilderness Medical Kit: Basic Supplies Appendix R Drug Storage and Stability Index