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Medicine for the outdoors : the essential guide to first aid and medical emergencies / Paul S. Auerbach.

Author/creator Auerbach, Paul S. author.
Format Electronic and Book
EditionSixth edition.
Publication Info Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description1 online resource 9 x, 549 pages) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Contents General first-aid principles -- An approach to the unconscious victim -- Chest injury -- Serious lung disorders -- Chest pain -- Bleeding -- Shock -- Head injury -- Allergic reaction -- Seizure -- Fractures and dislocations -- Amputation -- Burns -- Inhalation injuries -- Abdominal pain -- Emergency childbirth -- Diabetes -- Stroke -- Infectious diseases -- Dealing with death -- General symptoms -- Head (also eye, ear, nose, throat, and mouth) -- Upper respiratory disorders -- Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract -- Skin disorders -- Minor bruises and wounds -- Musculoskeletal injuries -- Disorders of the kidneys, bladder, and prostate -- Male genital problems -- Psychiatric emergencies -- Injuries and illnesses due to cold -- Injuries and illnesses due to heat -- Wildland fires -- High altitude-related problems -- Snakebite -- Insect and arthropod bites -- Lightning strike, tornado (cyclone), hurricane (typhoon), flood, earthquake, tidal wave (tsunami), landslide (mudslide), volcano, and snow avalanche -- Hazardous aquatic life and aquatic infections -- Underwater diving accidents -- Drowning -- Animal attacks -- Wild plant and mushroom poisoning -- Oxygen administration -- Water disinfection -- Motion sickness -- Jet lag -- First-aid kits -- Immunizations -- Transport of the injured victim -- Ground-to-air distress signals -- Lost people -- Procedures -- Commonly used drugs (medications) and doses -- Conversion tables -- Guidelines for prevention of diseases transmitted via human blood and other bodily fluids -- Commonly used applications of the SAM splint -- Personal safety in an age of global conflict, kidnapping, and terrorism -- Emergency canine medicine.
Abstract 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!
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from electronic title page (ClinicalKey, viewed on February 26, 2015).
Issued in other formPrint version: Auerbach, Paul S. Medicine for the outdoors. Sixth edition 9780323321686
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN(pbk. ; alk. paper)

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