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Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - CD-ROM PDA Software
     

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - CD-ROM PDA Software

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

This PDA product, based upon Dr. Auerbach's Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 2nd Edition, focuses on information that is needed when medical situations present in the wilderness setting. Perfect for the physician on the go, the PDA for the new 2nd edition will help you diagnose and manage any outdoor medical emergency.

• Instant access to the complete

Overview

This PDA product, based upon Dr. Auerbach's Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 2nd Edition, focuses on information that is needed when medical situations present in the wilderness setting. Perfect for the physician on the go, the PDA for the new 2nd edition will help you diagnose and manage any outdoor medical emergency.

• Instant access to the complete contents and illustrations from the critically acclaimed, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 2nd Edition...right from your handheld.
• A logical organization that lets you find emergency procedures and techniques, quickly.
• A list of emergency conditions that require immediate evacuation.
• The appropriate equipment and supplies for basic first aid, wound management, pediatrics, and more.
• Drug information for parasitic infections, malaria, cholera, and others.
• Full-color photographs for easy identification of skin rashes · insects · snakes · plants · and much more!

The CD-ROM version of this handheld software is not Mac-compatible. All Mac users must purchase the downloadable version (ISBN 0-323-02587-0). See link to this product under "Companion Products".

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jon C. Olsen, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is the PDA software version of the field guide of the same title on wilderness medicine. This edition updates the first edition of 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide complete and instant access to emergency conditions, procedures, and supplies for outdoor medical emergencies. The material is thus available in a portable, lightweight PDA format for use in the field. Although this is a worthy objective, it may not be practical to carry a PDA in the backcountry where it may be damaged or run low on battery power without the ability to recharge. If available, the information could be quite helpful in the field.
Audience: The intended audience is the practicing physician "in the office, the Emergency Department, the outback or the backyard." The audience should be the healthcare worker or lay person who might require emergency information in the field. The textbook version would better serve the home or office needs of a healthcare worker. The authors set the standard for wilderness medicine textbooks.
Features: The PDA contains a condensed version of Wilderness Medicine: Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies, 4th Edition (Mosby, 2001). The information is easily accessible through the index or table of contents. The PDA includes information on the diagnosis and management of outdoor medical emergencies and a limited number of illustrations (e.g. insects, snakes, plants). The software installs easily, but navigation can be difficult as the toolbar icons are too small to use easily. The strength of the software is the access to the information in the field if the PDA survives the backcountry.
Assessment: Overall, this is a useful product for the healthcare professional or lay person who is responsible for treating medical emergencies in the backcountry. A better resource in the office or emergency department would be the textbook version as it is more comprehensive. This upgrade from the first edition has more illustrations and improved ease of navigation. No references are provided in the software.
2 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323026673
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/17/2003
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.87(h) x (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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