Medicine for the Outdoors - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323321686, 9780323340977

Medicine for the Outdoors

6th Edition

The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Authors: Paul Auerbach
eBook ISBN: 9780323340977
eBook ISBN: 9780323341547
Paperback ISBN: 9780323321686
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 6th February 2015
Page Count: 560
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Description

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!

"A comprehensive 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


 

Key Features

  • 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.

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

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323340977
eBook ISBN:
9780323341547
Paperback ISBN:
9780323321686

About the Author

Paul Auerbach

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Redlich Family Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAAEM, MFAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and adjunct professor of military/emergency medicine at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is the world's leading expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is 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.