Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 - What's In Your Kit? I - The Basic contents of a good first aid kit II - Conditions for use and precautions III - Alternative methods for when your pack is not enough Chapter 2 - Maintaining Your Health I - Retaining fluids and preventing dehydration II - Maintaining your nutritional intake III - A guide to sterile and safe hygiene practices IV - The importance of rest Chapter 3 - Using medicines from your kit I - A quick guide to painkillers, their effects and conditions they should be used in II - Antiseptics and their uses in preventing infection III - Antibiotics and the situations they should be used in Chapter 4 - Using indigenous plants that have medicinal properties I - Identifying and using plants as painkillers II - Common plants with antiseptic properties III - Precautions and dangers of using plants as medicines Chapter 5 - Injuries to bones or joints I - Methods for binding injuries II - Materials that can be used as dressings III - A guide to caring for dislocations and sprains Chapter 6 - Emergency and Lifesaving Techniques I - Controlling blood flow from wounds II - A quick guide to CPR Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Disaster can strike at any given moment - whether you live in close proximity to natural hazards such as an earthquake zone or active volcano, or whether you live in a seemingly safe urban area. Your geographical location is a major factor when considering the different ways that you may be exposed to dangers, however this is an issue that has the potential to affect you at home, on holiday, or even when you're visiting a new area. In such situations, it may be difficult to reach the emergency services or contact someone that may be able to help you - you could find yourself isolated from human settlement and left to your instinctive devices. The basics to survival medicine are often overlooked and cast aside when it comes to common knowledge. How many of us could use indigenous plants as an antiseptic? How many of us could bind a wound using natural dressings? These are key skills that we have no use for in our everyday lives and of course, we can always use a helpful app or the internet to help us, right? But, what could we do in situations when those luxuries are out of reach and the only tools we have is the environment around us? This guide will cover the essential basics in survival medicine, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of how to cope with injuries in such distressing situations. From the contents of your survival pack to using potentially life-saving plants and applying emergency techniques - this guide will help you to build up a solid foundation. If you ever find yourself injured in a disaster situation, you'll know where to begin.
Swamy Laxminarayan was an outstanding researcher active in many diverse fields of science and technology. This liber amicorum in memory of Swamy Laxminarayan collects Medical and Biological Engineering and Informatics contributions to the Safety and Security of Individuals and Society. The authors are renowned scientists and the aim of their writing is to recall the enormous personal and scientific achievement of Swamy Laxminarayan.
Many patients come to the Accident and Emergency department in pain or with conditions requiring local or general anaesthesia. Close co-operation between the staff of the Anaesthesia and Accident and Emergency departments is vital if anaesthesia and analgesia are to be dealt with efficiently and safely. This new edition of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine has been extensively revised throughout, especially with regard to resuscitation techniques. It provides a concise guide to anaesthesia and pain relief in Emergency Medicine. Throughout, the emphasis is on the practical management of problems, giving clear instructions about the treatment of common conditions. * Features the new 1997 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines * Some new sections included * Revised throughout The book is written for staff working in an Accident and Emergency department, but will also be of interest to those training in anaesthesia UReviews of first edition: 'The authors are to be congratulated on their efforts in producing a worthwhile addition to the trauma anesthesia literature...' (Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 1995) 'The book contains an enormous assortment of very valuable information, nearly all of it in a very clear and concisely presented manner'. (Today's Anaesthetist, 1994) 'The information this book contains will benefit all staff involved in emergency medicine' ( Journal of the British Association for Immediate Care, 1994)
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