Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine / Edition 3

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine / Edition 3

by Paul S. Auerbach, Eric A. Weiss, Howard J. Donner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416046984

ISBN-13: 9781416046981

Pub. Date: 05/27/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416046981
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
944
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

1. High Altitude Medicine 2. Hypothermia 3. Frostbite and Trench Foot 4. Heat Illness 5. Burns and Smoke Inhalation 6. Lightning 7. Wilderness Trauma Emergencies 8. Shock 9. Head Injury 10. Chest Wounds 11. Intra-abdominal Injury 12. Maxillofacial Trauma 13. Orthopedic Injuries 14. Wounds (Lacerations and Abrasions) 15. Firearm and Arrow Injuries 16. Fishhook Injury 17. Sprains and Strains 18. Blisters 19. Life-Threatening Emergencies 20. Allergic Reaction 21. Diabetic Emergencies 22. Genitourinary Tract Disorders 23. OB-GYN 24. Eye Emergencies 35. Dental Emergencies 26. Snake and Reptile Bites 27. Bites and Stings From Arthropods 28. Plant-Induced Dermatitis 29. Mushroom Toxicity 30. Animal Attacks and Zoonoses 31. Traveler's Diarrhea and Intestinal Protozoa 32. Water Disinfection 33. Travel Acquired Illness 34. Immunizations for Travel 35. Near Drowning and Cold Water Immersion 36. Scuba Diving-Related Disorders 37. Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals 38. Envenomation by Marine Life 39. Seafood Toxidromes 40. Aquatic Skin Disorders 41. Search and Rescue 42. Avalanche Rescue 43. Wilderness Medical Kits

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