Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies / Edition 6

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies / Edition 6

by Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN-10:
0323321682
ISBN-13:
9780323321686
Pub. Date:
02/20/2015
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Overview

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies / Edition 6

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you’re venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack!

"Acomprehensive guide to basically anything that could go wrong, or needs to medically managed whilst in out and about." Reviewed by: Dr Stevan R Bruijns, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University of Cape Town Date: July 2015


• Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage
of medical conditions related to the outdoors.
Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic.
Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions.
Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention.
Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index.


• Clearly visualize how to perform
specific treatments, such as the use of a SAM® splint, with an increased number of helpful illustrations.
Stay abreast of the latest in emergency medicine care, including new antibiotics, medicines, products to control bleeding, and today's most common infectious disease threats.
Enhance your understanding of Lyme disease; water disinfection; emerging diseases (including West Nile Virus); and how to seek safety and act during natural disasters.
Take advantage of Dr. Auerbach’s expert guidance with revised recommendations on high-altitude problems, drowning, airways management, toxic plants, and snake bites.
Access new appendices covering AIDS/HIV transmission, expanded treatment instructions, global conflict guidelines (including terrorism), and canine medicine.
Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323321686
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 682,730
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Introduction vii

PART ONE: General Information

How to Use This Book 1

Before You Go 2

General First-Aid Principles 10

PART TWO: Major Medical Problems

An Approach to the Unconscious Victim 21

Chest Injury 39

Serious Lung Disorders 42

Chest Pain 46

Bleeding 49

Shock 58

Head Injury 59

Allergic Reaction 64

Seizure 65

Fractures and Dislocations 67

Amputation 107

Burns 108

Inhalation Injuries 112

Abdominal Pain 116

Emergency Childbirth 130

Diabetes 133

Stroke 135

Infectious Diseases 137

Dealing with Death 150

PART THREE: Minor Medical Problems

General Symptoms 153

Head (Also Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth) 160

Upper Respiratory Disorders 189

PART FOUR: Disorders Related to Specific Environments

Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold 281

Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat 296

Wildland Fires 303

High Altitude–Related Problems 306

Snakebite 315

Insect and Arthropod Bites 322

Lightning Strike, Tornado (Cyclone), Hurricane (Typhoon), Flood, Earthquake, Tidal Wave (Tsunami), Landslide (Mudslide), Volcano, and Snow Avalanche 340

Hazardous Aquatic Life and Aquatic Infections 347

Underwater Diving Accidents 360

Drowning 364

Animal Attacks 367

Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning 374

PART FIVE: Miscellaneous Information

Oxygen Administration 405

Water Disinfection 406

Motion Sickness 411

Jet Lag 413

First-Aid Kits 415

Immunizations 420

Immunizations 420

Transport of the Injured Victim 429

Ground-to-Air Distress Signals 442

Lost People 444

Procedures 444

APPENDICES

Appendix One: Commonly Used Drugs (Medications) and Doses 455

Appendix Two: Conversion Tables 476

Appendix Three: Guidelines for Prevention of Diseases Transmitted via Human

Blood and Other Bodily Fluids 481

Appendix Four: Commonly Used Applications of the SAM Splint 483

Appendix Five: Personal Safety in an Age of Global Conflict, Kidnapping, and Terrorism 497

Appendix Six: Emergency Canine Medicine 499

Glossary (Including Acronyms and Abbreviations) 502

Index 516

About the Author 549

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