Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

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By

  • Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, Redlich Family Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach’s critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies!

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Audience

Primary: Emergency Medicine, Family Practitioners, Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Military Personnel

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10045-8


Table of Contents

1 High-Altitude Medicine

 2 Avalanche Safety and Rescue

 3 Hypothermia

 4 Frostbite and Other Cold-Induced Tissue Injuries

 5 Heat Illnesses

 6 Wildland Fires

 7 Burns and Smoke Inhalation

 8 Solar Radiation and Photoprotection

 9 Lightning Injuries

10 Emergency Airway Management

11 Emergency Oxygen Administration

12 Trauma Emergencies: Assessment and Stabilization

13 Shock

14 Head Injury

15 Chest Trauma

16 Intraabdominal Injuries

17 Maxillofacial Trauma

18 Orthopedic Injuries, Splints, and Slings

19 Firearm and Arrow Injuries/Fishhook Injuries

20 Lacerations, Abrasions, and Dressings

21 Sprains and Strains

22 Foot Problems and Care

23 Bandaging and Taping Techniques

24 Pain Management

25 Life-Threatening Emergencies (Rescue Breathing/CPR/Choking)

26 Allergic Reactions

27 Cardiopulmonary Emergencies

28 Neurologic Emergencies

29 Diabetic Emergencies

30 Genitourinary Tract Disorders

31 Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies

32 Wilderness Eye Emergencies

33 Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

34 Dental Emergencies

35 Mental Health

36 Global Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Medicine

37 Snake and Other Reptile Bites

38 Bites and Stings from Arthropods and Mosquitoes

39 Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods

40 Toxic Plants

41 Mushroom Toxicity

42 Animal Attacks

43 Zoonoses

44 Diarrhea and Constipation

45 Field Water Disinfection

46 Hydration and Dehydration

47 Malaria

48 Travel-Acquired Illnesses

49 Immunizations for Travel

50 Drowning and Cold Water Immersion

51 Scuba Diving-Related Disorders

52 Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals

53 Envenomation by Marine Life

54 Seafood Toxidromes

55 Aquatic Skin Disorders

56 Search and Rescue

57 Improvised Litters and Carries

58 Aeromedical Transport

59 Survival

60 Knots

61 Wilderness Medical Kits

62 Children in the Wilderness

63 Emergency Veterinary Medicine

64 Leave No Trace

Appendix A Avalanche Resources

Appendix B Glasgow Coma Scale, Simplified Motor Score, and Other Measures of Responsiveness

Appendix C SCAT2

Appendix D Lake Louis Score (LLS) for the Diagnosis of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Appendix E Contingency Supplies for Wilderness Travel

Appendix F Repair Supplies for Wilderness Travel

Appendix G Priority First-Aid Equipment

Appendix H Antimicrobials

Appendix I Wilderness Eye Kit

Appendix J Recommended Oral Antibiotics for Prophylaxis of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds
of Domestic Animal and Human Bite Wounds

Appendix K Therapy for Parasitic Infections

Appendix L Sample Basic Wilderness Survival Kit

Appendix M Sample Winter Survival Kit

Appendix N Sample Desert Survival Kit

Appendix 0 Sample Camp and Survival Gear for Jungle Travel

Appendix P Vehicle Cold Weather Survival Kit

Appendix Q Pediatric Wilderness Medical Kit: Basic Supplies

Appendix R Drug Storage and Stability

Index