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Medicine for the Outdoors 6th Edition
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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
- 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.
"A comprehensive guide to basically anything that could go wrong, or needs to medically managed whilst in out and about. It packs a lot of information into a digestible handbook. It is aimed at an above average, medically minded, lay adventurer and as a result is written in plain language."
Reviewed by: Dr Stevan R Bruijns, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University of Cape Town Date: July 2015
"This is an essential resource to have on a wilderness adventure as it provides people with minimal formal medical education recommendations for caring for fellow travelers with medical emergencies. It packs a significant amount of information into a book that is small enough to take into the wilderness…" -Maria Kristine Goertz, M.D. (Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center)
About the Author
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.
- Publisher : Saunders; 6th edition (February 20, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 560 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0323321682
- ISBN-13 : 978-0323321686
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 5 x 1 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #586,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2016
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 23, 2016
That said, I'll introduce myself by saying I have been an REMT and worked in the field of emergency medicine, but certainly not to the depth as would a Paramedic or MD, so my opinion is strictly this.
First, having purchased the book based on the title and swayed by a simple review, I have to admit to being... underwhelmed, I guess I can say. Being on the lookout for a book more concerned with individual applicaition than within group setting. I.E: when on a wilderness trip alone, what do I need to know to keep my head above ground in an emergency? Rather than, what do I need to kow to keep another above ground in an emergency? I guess the title, "Medicine for the Outdoors" is less indicative of the contents than would be "Emergency Medicine for the Common Group". A better read for my purposes may well be the Ski Patrol EMergency Manual.
But I am being too critical, perhaps, since I feel a bit let-down by my own expectations. I will finish the book, then attempt a more less critical defense of the author.
Thank you, Doctor Auerbach, for writing this manual. I am sure I will benefit from your labor.
I believe this book is very well suited to have in your library as a reference. If you find yourself needing it right away as in an emergency, the text is not suited for quick on the spot prognosis of most ailments. You need to have read this book in advance and really understood the things that he is describing.
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This is NOT a beginner's book, you'd better know some stuff BEFORE you get into it.