Wilderness and Survival Medicine 2014: 2nd Edition

Wilderness and Survival Medicine 2014: 2nd Edition

by Craig Ellis, Chris Breen

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Overview

This 2nd Edition contains a wealth of new material and 46 expanded chapters including Information on Minor Injuries and Illness, Lifesaving Surgery, Environmental Problems and Tactical Considerations

Life is uncertain, people who are involved in survival situations, disasters and accidents are often unprepared both in knowledge and supplies. This book is intended to give you grounding in medical care and encourage you to prepare supplies suitable to your level of knowledge and likely situations you may encounter.

It is hoped it will be useful to those who partake in extreme and wilderness sports and activities as well as those who are interested in survivalism and preparedness.

Chris Breen is a Registered Nurse who served with the RAMC, a Paramedic and Clinical Tutor with additional qualifications in Trauma and Remote Medicine. He has had a long term interest in Survival medicine and is the Medical Advisor for a Preparedness group and runs courses in Survival Medicine.

Craig Ellis is a Medical doctor who trained as a Specialist Emergency Physician. He has a special interest in austere medicine and medical practice during prolonged disasters. He has both worked and taught austere medical practice.

The contents of this book are derived from a number of articles which have been published online and the syllabus of Wilderness and Survival Medicine Course they run.

The aim of this work is to provide the lay person with the knowledge and skills to deal with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries usually dealt with by Health Care Professionals.

Equipment, medical supplies and initial first aid treatment is covered, if the injury or illness would benefit from more advanced measures then these are detailed as well as any skills needed to carry them out. We will also look at aftercare and the limitations of care without the benefit of a modern health service.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS
CHAPTER 2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 3 BITES AND STINGS
CHAPTER 4 DEALING WITH PARASITES
CHAPTER 5 FOOT CARE
CHAPTER 6 FRACTURES
CHAPTER 7 SPINAL TRAUMA AND IMMOBILISATION
CHAPTER 8 DISLOCATIONS
CHAPTER 9 WOUNDS AND BURNS
CHAPTER 10 LOCAL ANAESTHETIC
CHAPTER 11 HEAD, CHEST AND ABDOMINAL TRAUMA
CHAPTER 12 MANAGING ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS (RTCS)
CHAPTER 13 MINOR INJURIES
CHAPTER 14 ALLERGIC REACTION
CHAPTER 15 RESPIRATORY & CARDIAC
CHAPTER 16 ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT & ILLNESSES
CHAPTER 17 NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 18 DIABETES
CHAPTER 19 PRIMITIVE MEDICINE
CHAPTER 20 THE SCIENCE AND ART OF WATER PURIFICATION
CHAPTER 21 POISONING
CHAPTER 22 SHOCK
CHAPTER 23 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT (ENT)
CHAPTER 24 EYE PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 25 DERMATOLOGY
CHAPTER 26 MINOR MEDICAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 27 MEDICATION
CHAPTER 28 VACCINES (IMMUNISATION)
CHAPTER 29 ROUTES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 30 CLINICAL SKILLS
CHAPTER 31 MEDICAL KITS & SUPPLIES
CHAPTER 32 EMERGENCY DENTISTRY
CHAPTER 33 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD)
CHAPTER 34 OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
CHAPTER 35 PLANNING FOR FUTURE MEDICAL NEEDS
CHAPTER 36 ESTABLISHING A MEDICAL CLINIC
MILITARY MEDICINE SECTION
CHAPTER 37 INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NUCLEAR BIOLOGICAL & NERVE AGENT WARFARE
CHAPTER 38 GUNSHOT WOUNDS, EXPLOSIONS & TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
CHAPTER 39 TRIAGE
CHAPTER 40 NUTRITION
CHAPTER 41 LEGAL ISSUES
CHAPTER 42 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 43 SURGERY AND ANAESTHESIA WITH MINIMAL TRAINING
CHAPTER 44 HOME LABORATORY
CHAPTER 45 MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ISOLATED OR SHELTER LIVING
APPENDIX 1 GCS
APPENDIX 2 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
APPENDIX 3 FURTHER READING
INDEX

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493720033
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.09(d)

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