When there’s no physician, no mobile hospital, when field conditions are less than ideal, this book will give the pre-hospital provider the tools he needs to save lives. Case studies drawn from some of the most remote corners of the world provide real-world lessons and step-by-step instructions for small wound repair, decompression and drainage of the chest, intravenous therapy, emergency airway procedures, treatment for anaphylactic shock, pain control, amputations, treatment of burns, and nutrition and emotional support. This book by Hugh L. Coffee is meant for those who already possess medical training but may have to work under the less than ideal conditions following civil unrest or natural disasters, or as found in remote areas of the globe. Ditch Medicine is a must for the well-prepared EMT, paramedic, disaster-relief professional, medical worker, or anyone with an interest in practical field applications. Softcover, 216 pages, bibliography, photos and illustrations, measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
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