The Onboard Medical Guide: First Aid and Emergency Medicine Afloat

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Coverage includes shock and CPR; injuries, burns, fractures; poisoning; shipboard dentistry and dermatology; drowning, hypothermia, seasickness, diving medicine; sunburn and heat illness; dangerous sea life; shipboard pediatrics and gynecology; a ship's medicine chest; and emergency radio stations and procedures. Gill, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, has created a uniquely concise, comprehensive, and accurate guide. Quick-reference first aid procedures and a cross-referenced index get you there ...
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Overview

Coverage includes shock and CPR; injuries, burns, fractures; poisoning; shipboard dentistry and dermatology; drowning, hypothermia, seasickness, diving medicine; sunburn and heat illness; dangerous sea life; shipboard pediatrics and gynecology; a ship's medicine chest; and emergency radio stations and procedures. Gill, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, has created a uniquely concise, comprehensive, and accurate guide. Quick-reference first aid procedures and a cross-referenced index get you there fast in an emergency. Lively anecdotes and quotes will amuse and instruct you in quieter times.

"...beyond the simple "signs/symptoms/treatment" formula, he explains how the various illnesses and injuries disrupt normal anatomy and physiology...pertains to all mariners, whatever their usual cruising grounds."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070242746
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Shock, Airway Emergencies, and CPR 2. Soft-Tissue Injuries and Burns 3. Head, Neck, Facial, and Eye Injuries 4. Chest and Abdominal Injuries 5. Fractures and Dislocations 6. Shipboard Dentistry 7. Shipboard Dermatology 8. Drowning and Near-Drowning 9. Hypothermia and Cold-Water Immersion 10. Man Overboard 11. Survival at Sea 12. Seasickness 13. Sunburn, Other Solar Injuries, and Heat Illness 14. Diving Medicine 15. Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation 16. Fish Poisoning—Scombroid, Ciguatera, and Shellfish Poisoning 17. Venomous Marine Animals 18. Sharks and Other Marine Marauders 19. Lightning on the High Seas 20. Chest Pain 21. Abdominal Pain and Other Gastrointestinal Emergencies 22. Gynecologic Problems and Childbirth at Sea 23. Urinary and Male Genital Problems 24. Insect Stings and Allergies 25. Headache 26. Onboard Pediatrics 27. The Ship's Medicine Chest Appendix: Emergency Treatment Procedures Glossary Index
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