Field Guide To Wilderness Medicine / Edition 2

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This field-guide handbook, based upon Dr. Auerbach's text Wilderness Medicine, 4th Edition, focuses on information that is needed when medical situations present in the wilderness setting. Perfect for the physician on the go, this new 2nd edition includes more chapters and appendixes for an even quicker more complete reference!

• Complements Wilderness Medicine, 4th Edition.
• Perfect for the physician on the go.
• Comprehensive coverage of outdoor medicine.

• New chapters include: Solar Radiation and Sunscreen, Emergency Airway Management, Emergency Oxygen Administration, Pain Management, Cardiopulmonary Emergencies, Neurological Emergencies, Improvised Litters and Carriers, Aeromedical Transport, Survival, Knots, Children in the Wilderness, Women in the Wilderness.
• Includes information on splints, slings, dressings, and hot spots.
• Expanded coverage of Animal Attacks and Zoonoses (diseases carried by animals that can be transmitted to humans, i.e. rabies).
• 6 Appendixes, including: Priority First Aid Equipment, Contingency Supplies for Wilderness Travel, and Medicine Specific to Women's Health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018944
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/25/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 1.16 (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. Avalanche Safety and Rescue
3. Hypothermia
4. Frostbite and Trench Foot
5. Heat Illness
6. Burns and Smoke Inhalation
7. Solar Radiation and Sunscreens
8. Lightning Injury
9. Trauma Emergencies: Assessment and Stabilization
10. Shock
11. Head Injury
12. Emergency Airway Management
13. Emergency Oxygen Administration
14. Chest Trauma
15. Intraabdominal Injury
16. Maxillofacial Trauma
17. Orthopedic Injury, Splints, and Slings
18. Wounds (Lacerations and Abrasions) and Dressings
19. Firearm and Arrow Injuries
20. Fishhook Injury
21. Sprains and Strains
22. Blisters and Hot Spots
23. Pain Management
24. Life-threatening Emergencies (Rescue Breathing/CPR/Choking)
25. Allergic Reaction
26. Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
27. Neurological Emergencies
28. Diabetes Emergencies
29. Genitourinary Tract Disorders
30. Wilderness Eye Emergencies
31. Dental Emergencies
32. Snake and Reptile Bites
33. Bites and Stings from Arthropods
34. Plant-Induced Dermatitis
35. Mushroom Toxicity
36. Animal Attacks
37. Zoonoses
38. Diarrhea and Constipation
39. Field Water Disinfection
40. Travel-Acquired Infections
41. Immunizations for Travel
42. Near Drowning and Cold Water Immersion
43. Scuba Diving-Related Disorders
44. Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals
45. Envenomation by Marine Life
46. Seafood Toxidromes
47. Aquatic Skin Disorders
48. Search and Rescue (SAR)
49. Improvised Litters and Carries
50. Aeromedical Transport
51. Survival
52. Knots
53. Wilderness Medical Kits
54. Children in the Wilderness
55. Women in the Wilderness

A. Avalanche Resources
B. Glasgow Coma Scale
C. Contingency Supplies for Wilderness Travel
D. Repair Supplies for Wilderness Travel
E. Priority First-Aid Equipment
F. Antibiotics
G. Wilderness Eye Kit
H. Recommended Oral Antibiotics for Bite Wounds
I. Therapy for Parasitic Infections
J. Sample Basic Wilderness Survival Kit
K. Sample Winter Survival Kit
L. Sample Desert Survival Kit
M. Vehicle Cold Weather Survival Kit
N. Medicines Specific to Women’s Health
O. Drug Stability Information

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