Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition

PART ONE: General Information

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

BEFORE YOU GO

Chapter GENERAL FIRST-AID PRINCIPLES

Chapter MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING

PART TWO: Major Medical Problems

Chapter AN APPROACH TO THE UNCONSCIOUS VICTIM

Chapter CHEST INJURY

Chapter SERIOUS LUNG DISORDERS

Chapter CHEST PAIN

Chapter BLEEDING

Chapter SHOCK

Chapter HEAD INJURY

Chapter ALLERGIC REACTION

Chapter SEIZURE

Chapter FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS

Chapter AMPUTATION

Chapter BURNS

Chapter INHALATION INJURIES

Chapter ABDOMINAL PAIN

Chapter EMERGENCY CHILDBIRTH

Chapter DIABETES

Chapter STROKE

Chapter INFECTIOUS DISEASES

PART THREE: Minor Medical Problems

Chapter GENERAL SYMPTOMS

Chapter HEAD (ALSO EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT, AND MOUTH)

Chapter UPPER RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Chapter DISORDERS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

Chapter SKIN DISORDERS

Chapter MINOR BRUISES AND WOUNDS

Chapter MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES

Chapter DISORDERS OF THE KIDNEYS, BLADDER, AND PROSTATE

Chapter MALE GENITAL PROBLEMS

PART FOUR: Disorders Related to Specific Environments

Chapter INJURIES AND ILLNESSES DUE TO COLD

Chapter INJURIES AND ILLNESSES DUE TO HEAT

Chapter WILDLAND FIRES

Chapter ALTITUDE-RELATED PROBLEMS

Chapter SNAKEBITE

Chapter HAZARDOUS AQUATIC LIFE

Chapter INSECT AND ARTHROPOD BITES

Chapter LIGHTNING STRIKE

Chapter UNDERWATER DIVING ACCIDENTS AND DROWNING

Chapter ANIMAL ATTACKS

Chapter WILD PLANT AND MUSHROOM POISONING

PART FIVE: Miscellaneous Information

Chapter OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION

Chapter WATER DISINFECTION

Chapter MOTION SICKNESS

Chapter FIRST-AID KITS

Chapter IMMUNIZATIONS

Chapter TRANSPORT OF THE INJURED VICTIM

Chapter GROUND-TO-AIR DISTRESS SIGNALS

Chapter LOST PEOPLE

Chapter PROCEDURES

APPENDIX ONE COMMONLY USED DRUGS (MEDICATIONS) AND DOSES

APPENDIX TWO CONVERSION TABLES

APPENDIX THREE GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION OF DISEASES TRANSMITTED VIA HUMAN BLOOD AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS