Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

ISBN-10: 0323100457
ISBN-13: 9780323100458
Edition: 4th 2013
Authors: Paul S. Auerbach
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List price: $52.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this portable guide offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. Based on Dr. Auerbach's critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition, this handbook is packed with how-to step-by-step explanations and the latest practical advice on diagnosis and treatment-emphasizing ways of improvising care with whatever materials you have available. It's small enough to be carried in a car's glove compartment or in your backpack-yet detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of emergencies!Offers appendices that address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care, enabling you to meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness.Includes line drawings-along with a section of color plates-that aid in the identification of skin rashes, plants, snakes, insects, and more.Provides Signs and Symptoms and Treatment sections in most chapters-combined with bulleted lists and text boxes-that facilitate quick and easy retrieval of information.Presents full chapter coverage of both animal attacks and zoonoses for handling life-threatening situations.Features peerless guidance in a portable format for consultation anywhere from the office setting to the open outdoors.Features a new appendix on jungle travel and survival, and new chapters on forest fires, bandaging and taping techniques, mental health, hydration and dehydration, malaria-and more-equipping you to handle any emergency you might encounter in the wilderness.Includes more tips for improvisational care (eg, how to make a rigid litter using skis, poles, snowshoes, canoe paddles, or tree branches) to help you respond to wilderness and nontraditional emergencies with the materials that you have on hand.Presents thorough revisions to all previously existing chapters-ensuring that you have the latest knowledge at your fingertips.

High-Altitude Medicine
Avalanche Safety and Rescue
Frostbite and Other Cold-Induced Tissue Injuries
Heat Illnesses
Wildland Fires
Burns and Smoke Inhalation
Solar Radiation and Photoprotection
Lightning Injuries
Emergency Airway Management
Emergency Oxygen Administration
Trauma Emergencies: Assessment and Stabilization
Head Injury
Chest Trauma
Intraabdominal Injuries
Maxillofacial Trauma
Orthopedic Injuries, Splints, and Slings
Firearm and Arrow Injuries/Fishhook Injuries
Lacerations, Abrasions, and Dressings
Sprains and Strains
Foot Problems and Care
Bandaging and Taping Techniques
Pain Management
Life-Threatening Emergencies (Rescue Breathing/CPR/Choking)
Allergic Reactions
Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
Neurologic Emergencies
Diabetic Emergencies
Genitourinary Tract Disorders
Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies
Wilderness Eye Emergencies
Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies
Dental Emergencies
Mental Health
Global Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Medicine
Snake and Other Reptile Bites
Bites and Stings from Arthropods and Mosquitoes
Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods
Toxic Plants
Mushroom Toxicity
Animal Attacks
Diarrhea and Constipation
Field Water Disinfection
Hydration and Dehydration
Travel-Acquired Illnesses
Immunizations for Travel
Drowning and Cold Water Immersion
Scuba Diving-Related Disorders
Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals
Envenomation by Marine Life
Seafood Toxidromes
Aquatic Skin Disorders
Search and Rescue
Improvised Litters and Carries
Aeromedical Transport
Wilderness Medical Kits
Children in the Wilderness
Emergency Veterinary Medicine
Leave No Trace
Avalanche Resources
Glasgow Coma Scale, Simplified Motor Score, and Other Measures of Responsiveness
Lake Louis Score (LLS) for the Diagnosis of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
Contingency Supplies for Wilderness Travel
Repair Supplies for Wilderness Travel
Priority First-Aid Equipment
Wilderness Eye Kit
Recommended Oral Antibiotics for Prophylaxis of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds
Therapy for Parasitic Infections
Sample Basic Wilderness Survival Kit
Sample Winter Survival Kit
Sample Desert Survival Kit
Sample Camp and Survival Gear for Jungle Travel
Vehicle Cold Weather Survival Kit
Pediatric Wilderness Medical Kit: Basic Supplies
Drug Storage and Stability

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