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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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Editorial Reviews

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"The authors have done an excellent job with this book, which is essentially a condensed version of the much larger textbook. This book is actually portable, small enough to keep in a first aid kit or to take on a trip, but packed with concise and useful information on nearly every subject and scenario imaginable. Many of the topics are also relevant to everyday practice in a clinic, emergency department, or hospital setting."-Ericl Ellingson, MD(Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center) Doody Review: 4 stars
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Reviewer: Gian Corrado, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a portable, concise version of Auerbach's definitive textbook Wilderness Medicine: Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies (Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 1995). It is intended for physicians who will be taking care of patients involved in a range of outdoor activities ranging from recreational camping trips to exploration of extreme wilderness. The authors discuss preparation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for a multitude of potential hazards found while exploring the earth's terrain.
Purpose: This guide provides a quick reference including insights regarding the use of alternate therapies when resources may be thin. This allows a physician with moderate field experience, who is not intimately familiar with the larger textbook, to perform in the capacity of a wilderness physician with some aptitude.
Audience: The three authors are well known experts in the field of wilderness trauma and medicine. They have produced a valuable resource for physicians planning to or currently working in the capacity of a wilderness physician. It is entertaining reading for physicians with an interest in the field.
Features: This book is well organized. The chapters are divided by headings such as shock, hypothermia, orthopedic injuries, allergic reaction, etc. There are many clear photos of potentially dangerous animals, suspicious skin infections, and mushrooms to avoid eating, and every chapter includes well-drawn illustrations.
Assessment: This is a fun, interesting, and valuable guide to outdoor medicine. I will take it with me on all future camping, mountain biking, and climbing adventures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416046981
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the 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.

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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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