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cover image - Medicine for the Outdoors,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323680561
Publication Date: 01-24-2023
Page Count: 576
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $31.99

Medicine for the Outdoors, 7th Edition

by Tate Higgins, Ali S. Arastu and Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM, FAAEM


cover image - Medicine for the Outdoors,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323680561
Publication Date: 01-24-2023
Page Count: 576
Imprint: Elsevier
    • Covers key information on a wide range of disorders related to specific environments, including natural disasters, high-altitude problems, water-related incidents, heat- and cold-related illnesses, and wildland fires.  

    • Provides easy-to-understand recommendations for dealing with animal attacks, venomous wildlife, wild plant and mushroom poisoning, minor and major medical problems, infectious diseases, water disinfection, and severe bleeding.  

    • Discusses key topics, including antibiotics, medicines, opioid overdose treatment, wound closure techniques, severe bleeding, spinal assessment and immobilization, tourniquets, the use of a Gamow bag for severe altitude illness, splinting, dental emergencies, disaster preparedness, global conflict guidelines, canine medicine, today’s infectious disease threats, and much more. 

    • Includes up-to-date guidelines, even more helpful illustrations and diagrams, and a new chapter: Patient Assessment: A Structured Approach to Emergencies in the Outdoors. 

    • Includes advanced topics valuable to physicians and expedition medical staff at all levels of training and experience. 

    • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

  • PART ONE: General Information
    How to Use This Book
    Before You Go
    General First Aid Principles
    Patient Assessment—A Structured Approach to Emergencies in the Outdoors
    PART TWO: Major Medical Problems
    An Approach to the Unconscious Victim
    Chest Injury
    Serious Lung Disorders
    Chest Pain
    Head Injury
    Allergic Reaction
    Fractures and Dislocations
    Inhalation Injuries
    Abdominal Pain
    Problems of Ovaries and Vagina
    Disorders of the Kidneys, Bladder, and Prostate
    Problems of the Penis and Testicles
    Emergency Childbirth
    Infectious Diseases
    PART THREE: Minor Medical Problems
    General Symptoms
    Head (Including Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth)
    Upper Respiratory Disorders
    Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    Skin Disorders
    Minor Bruises and Wounds
    Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Mental Health (Psychiatric) Emergencies
    PART FOUR: Disorders Related to Specific Environments
    Injuries and Illnesses Due to Cold
    Injuries and Illnesses Due to Heat
    Wildland Fires
    High Altitude–Related Problems
    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
    Animal Attacks
    Wild Plant and Mushroom Poisoning
    PART FIVE: Miscellaneous Information
    Oxygen Administration
    Water Disinfection
    Motion Sickness
    Jet Lag
    Personal Safety in an Age of Conflict, Kidnapping, and Terrorism
    First Aid Kits
    Physicians Abroad
    Transport of the Injured Victim
    Ground-to-Air Distress Signals
    Lost People
    Dealing With Death
    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 Bodily Fluids
    Appendix Four: Commonly Used Applications of the SAM Splint
    Appendix Five: Emergency Canine Medicine
  • Tate Higgins, Ali S. Arastu and Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM, FAAEM, Redlich Family Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California