Medicine for the outdoors: the essential guide to first aid and medical emergencies
Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack!
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abdominal pain acetaminophen administer Adult dose airway allergic reaction altitude amoxicillin amoxicillin-clavulanate antibiotic apply artery aspirin autoinjector avoid azithromycin bacitracin bacteria bandage become bite bleeding blister blood vessels body weight bone bowel burn cause cephalexin chest ciprofloxacin clothing cold corticosteroid cough cream diarrhea dicloxacillin diphenhydramine disease disinfection doxycycline drug epinephrine EpiPen erythromycin exposure fever Figure finger fluid gauze head headache heart heat hypothermia ibuprofen infection inflammation ingestion inhaler injury irritation itching lung medicine mg by mouth mg twice mg/kg minutes motion mupirocin muscle nausea neck needle occurs ofloxacin ointment oral oxygen pediatric dose permethrin person physician prednisone pressure prevent pseudoephedrine rash remove rescuer severe shortness of breath side effects skin splint sting suffer sunscreen swelling swollen tablets tape temperature therapy throat tick tion tissue treat treatment trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole twice a day Twinject urine vaccine victim vomiting wound