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Medicine for the Outdoors The Essential Guide to Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid

ISBN-10: 0323068138
ISBN-13: 9780323068130
Edition: 5th 2009
Authors: Paul S. Auerbach
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Mosby
Publication date: 7/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 535
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack! Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors. Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic. Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material. Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention. Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly. Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar). Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus. Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout. Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more. Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.

Preface
Introduction
General Information
How to Use This Book
Before You Go
General First-Aid Principles
Medical Decision-Making
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
Poisoning
Abdominal Pain
Emergency Childbirth
Diabetes
Stroke
Infectious Diseases
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
Disorders Related to Specific Environments
Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold
Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat
Wildland Fires
Altitude-Related Problems
Snakebite
Hazardous Aquatic Life
Insect and Arthropod Bites
Lightning Strike
Underwater Diving Accidents and Drowning
Animal Attacks
Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning
Miscellaneous Information
Oxygen Administration
Water Disinfection
Motion Sickness
First-Aid Kits
Immunizations
Transport of the Injured Victim
Ground-to-Air Distress Signals
Lost People
Procedures
Appendices
Commonly Used Drugs (Medications) and Doses
Conversion Tables
Guidelines for Prevention of Diseases Transmitted Via Human Blood and Other Body Fluids
Glossary
Index
About the Author

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