Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal.
Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack!
• Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.
• Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic.
• Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material.
• Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention.
• Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly.
• Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar).
• Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus.
• Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout.
• Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more.
• Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Part 1 General Information
How to Use This Book 3
Before You Go 4
General First-Aid Principles 10
Medical Decision-Making 18
Part 2 Major Medical Problems
An Approach to the Unconscious Victim 21
Chest Injury 41
Serious Lung Disorders 45
Chest Pain 49
Head Injury 61
Allergic Reaction 66
Fractures and Dislocations 70
Inhalation Injuries 114
Abdominal Pain 119
Emergency Childbirth 137
Infectious Diseases 146
Part 3 Minor Medical Problems
General Symptoms 165
Head (Also Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth) 172
Upper Respiratory Disorders 202
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract 207
Skin Disorders 226
Minor Bruises and Wounds 257
Musculoskeletal Injuries 284
Disorders of the Kidneys, Bladder, and Prostate 294
Male Genital Problems 297
Psychiatric Emergencies 299
Part 4 Disorders Related to Specific Environments
Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold 305
Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat 322
Wildland Fires 331
Altitude-Related Problems 335
Hazardous Aquatic Life 354
Insect and Arthropod Bites 374
Lightning Strike 395
Underwater Diving Accidents and Drowning 401
Animal Attacks 409
Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning 416
Part 5 Miscellaneous Information
Oxygen Administration 431
Water Disinfection 433
Motion Sickness 440
First-Aid Kits 442
Transport of the Injured Victim 459
Ground-to-Air Distress Signals 472
Lost People 473
Appendix One Commonly Used Drugs (Medications) and Doses 485
Appendix TwoConversion Tables 509
Appendix Three Guidelines for Prevention of Diseases Transmitted Via Human Blood and Other Body Fluids 515
About the Author 553
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I always enjoy medical books, and this one is a different one. As a person who loves the outdoors, I found his book to be helpful and informative. Hopefully I won't encounter most of the issues and problems he describes, but if I do I know what to do. An essential read for people who engage in extreme outdoor sports. Other books by doctors I recommend are "In Stitches" a laugh-out-loud memoir about becoming a doctor and "House of God" the classic tale about life in the hospital. These are great ones to bring with you into the wildnerness and read by flashlight!