Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies (6th Revised edition)

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies (6th Revised edition)

By: Paul S. Auerbach (author)Paperback

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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! "A comprehensive guide to basically anything that could go wrong, or needs to medically managed whilst in out and about." Reviewed by: Dr Stevan R Bruijns, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University of Cape Town Date: July 2015 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. Clearly visualize how to perform specific treatments, such as the use of a SAM splint, with an increased number of helpful illustrations. Stay abreast of the latest in emergency medicine care, including new antibiotics, medicines, products to control bleeding, and today's most common infectious disease threats. Enhance your understanding of Lyme disease; water disinfection; emerging diseases (including West Nile Virus); and how to seek safety and act during natural disasters. Take advantage of Dr. Auerbach's expert guidance with revised recommendations on high-altitude problems, drowning, airways management, toxic plants, and snake bites. Access new appendices covering AIDS/HIV transmission, expanded treatment instructions, global conflict guidelines (including terrorism), and canine medicine. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

About Author

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.


Preface v Introduction vii PART ONE: General Information How to Use This Book 1 Before You Go 2 General First-Aid Principles 10 PART TWO: Major Medical Problems An Approach to the Unconscious Victim 21 Chest Injury 39 Serious Lung Disorders 42 Chest Pain 46 Bleeding 49 Shock 58 Head Injury 59 Allergic Reaction 64 Seizure 65 Fractures and Dislocations 67 Amputation 107 Burns 108 Inhalation Injuries 112 Abdominal Pain 116 Emergency Childbirth 130 Diabetes 133 Stroke 135 Infectious Diseases 137 Dealing with Death 150 PART THREE: Minor Medical Problems General Symptoms 153 Head (Also Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth) 160 Upper Respiratory Disorders 189 PART FOUR: Disorders Related to Specific Environments Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold 281 Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat 296 Wildland Fires 303 High Altitude-Related Problems 306 Snakebite 315 Insect and Arthropod Bites 322 Lightning Strike, Tornado (Cyclone), Hurricane (Typhoon), Flood, Earthquake, Tidal Wave (Tsunami), Landslide (Mudslide), Volcano, and Snow Avalanche 340 Hazardous Aquatic Life and Aquatic Infections 347 Underwater Diving Accidents 360 Drowning 364 Animal Attacks 367 Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning 374 PART FIVE: Miscellaneous Information Oxygen Administration 405 Water Disinfection 406 Motion Sickness 411 Jet Lag 413 First-Aid Kits 415 Immunizations 420 Immunizations 420 Transport of the Injured Victim 429 Ground-to-Air Distress Signals 442 Lost People 444 Procedures 444 APPENDICES Appendix One: Commonly Used Drugs (Medications) and Doses 455 Appendix Two: Conversion Tables 476 Appendix Three: Guidelines for Prevention of Diseases Transmitted via Human Blood and Other Bodily Fluids 481 Appendix Four: Commonly Used Applications of the SAM Splint 483 Appendix Five: Personal Safety in an Age of Global Conflict, Kidnapping, and Terrorism 497 Appendix Six: Emergency Canine Medicine 499 Glossary (Including Acronyms and Abbreviations) 502 Index 516 About the Author 549

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323321686
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9780323321686
  • ISBN10: 0323321682
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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