First aid

It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible.

Acclaimed when first published in 1977 and now available for the first time in paperback, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing diseases, unsoundnesses and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems.

As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia is an indispensable tool for every home, barn, and ranch.

The highly acclaimed reference on equine medical treatment and preventive care.
It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but also to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible.
Acclaimed when first published in 1977, and now thoroughly updated with the latest veterinary advances, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing disease, unsoundness, and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; infectious diseases such as West Nile virus; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems.
As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, is an indispensable tool for every home, stable, and ranch.
This manual is developed for use within layperson CPR and AED training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. Based on the 2010 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), CPR, and AED, Sixth Edition is ideal for use within courses designed to certify laypersons in CPR and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes: Coverage of the 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency. Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format. Skill Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills. Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take. About the Emergency Care & Safety Institute The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training and certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education, Transportation, and Health. ECSI’s courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets worldwide, including colleges and universities, business and industry, government, public safety agencies, hospitals, private training companies, and secondary school systems. ECSI offers world-class training solutions in the areas of: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Automated External Defibrillation Babysitter Safety Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens CPR (Layperson and Health Care levels) Driver Safety Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder) First Aid (Standard, Advanced, Pediatric, Wilderness, and other levels) Oxygen Administration
Written in plain English with a touch of humor (the best medicine) Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers is a medical crisis handbook for active independent seniors and caregivers alike. The first section of the book covers techniques and conditions common to senior citizens: skin tears, fractures, and dehydration to name just a few. It discusses life-saving techniques like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. The first aid information is backed up by research and twenty plus years experience of actual care by someone who still treats real victims first hand.

However, Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers is much more than just a first aid book. The remaining sections discuss learning life-saving skills, how to assess and treat an injury, when you feel sick, the great outdoors and much more. It's a manual for planning and making serious medical decisions and for getting help when seniors need it most - at home or on the road. It includes ways to "call 911" even in other countries where 911 is a different number entirely.

Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers guides the reader through anything from a minor cut to a major stroke. There are do-it-yourself first aid tips as well as ways to be prepared for an emergency, advice on when to reach out for help, and how to take care of oneself. Full of practical, clear, and easy-to-understand advice, this resource ensures that every household with an older person is prepared for any medical emergency from cuts to cardiac arrest.

Special Features of Life's Little Emergencies include:

  • Step-by-step instructions take the reader through life-saving and first aid skills
  • Illustrated throughout with steps steps illustrated as appropriate
  • Sidebars throughout the text provide additional information
  • Each chapter includes a source list for individuals who want more information on the tips and advice in the book
"A fast-paced account of Mt. Hood. For readers who are unfamiliar with the rugged and beautiful Hood River area, [Van Tilburg] balances its undeniable perils with the joys of its scenic wonders . . ."

--Publisher's Weekly

"Van Tilburg's dogged spadework in translating to the page the intricate essentials of his unique trade makes each breathtaking rescue literally come to life. Exhilarating take on the daily life of a unique brand of doctor."

--Kirkus

"As a medical doctor, a previously published author (Backcountry Snowboarding; Introducing Your Kids to the Outdoors), and an adventure-sports devotee himself, Van Tilburg is uniquely qualified to describe the fears, excitement, frustration, and rewards of these searches. He examines the high costs of search-and-rescue operations and provides an interesting overview of the debate on whether victims should be held responsible for some of these costs. Young adults will likely enjoy this introduction to the field of wilderness medicine. Filled with adventure and good advice."

--Library Journal

"Outdoors folk in Oregon have long benefited from Dr. Chris Van Tilburg's skills as an emergency doctor and his selfless devotion to rescuing injured hikers and climbers as a volunteer for his local mountain rescue service. Now his other great skill--as a writer--has brought these exciting tales to the country at large. Chris captures the excitement of a rescue with the passion of a true mountaineer, and does so in highly readable prose."

--John Harlin III, Editor of The American Alpine Journal and author of The Eiger Obsession, Mount Rainier and The Climber's Guide to North America

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD is an emergency room physician, a ski patrol doctor, an emergency wilderness physician, and a member of the Hood River Crag Rats, the oldest mountain rescue team in the country. When Dr. Van Tilburg's beeper goes off, the call may take him racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to intubate a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

Dr. Van Tilburg's work requires a unique combination of emergency medicine, survival skills, agility, and extreme sports. In Mountain Rescue Doctor, Van Tilburg shares personal stories of harrowing and suspenseful rescues and recoveries, including the recent Mount Hood disaster, which claimed the lives of three climbers. We learn about the tools and techniques of emergency wilderness medicine, as well as the feats of human strength and delicacy required to treat patients under extreme conditions. And finally, we confront some of the ethical challenges a wilderness physician faces in making tough choices about who can be saved and at what cost. Mountain Rescue Doctor is an exhilarating tour through the perils of nature and medicine.
Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR is for anyone who has taken a CPR course or who believes the images from television dramas. It is also for families of victims and survivors of CPR. It will engage emergency personnel, others in the medical field, and anyone concerned with ethical issues of death and dying.

Anyone who has ever taken a CPR course has wondered, "What would happen if I actually had to use CPR?" In Western societies, the lifesaving power of resuscitation has the status of a revered cultural myth. It promises life in the face of sudden death, but the reality is that lives are rarely saved. Medical researchers estimate the survival rate for out-of-hospital CPR to be between 1 and 3 percent. Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR explores the history of this medical innovation and the promotion of its effectiveness.

The overuse of resuscitation, Timmermans explains, defines people's experience with sudden death, something he learned firsthand by following the practice of lifesaving from street corner to emergency room. He argues that very few people are successfully resuscitated without brain damage despite the promotion of CPR's effectiveness through powerful media images. In vivid accounts of the day-to-day practices of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in one of the only studies o f sudden death, Timmermans records the astonishingly frank comments of emergency personnel. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and paramedics express emotions from cynicism about going through the futile motions to genuine concern for victims' family members.

If a person who was supposed to keep on living dies at the end of a resuscitative attempt, how socially meaningful is the dying? Timmermans asks tough questions and addresses the controversial ethical issues about the appropriateness of interfering with life and death. He suggests policy reform and the restoration of dignity to sudden death.
It's the worst snowstorm you can remember. The ice-covered streets are abandoned. You hear a boom in the distance, and your computer screen goes blank. Darkness. A crash and another bang from inside the house. In the hallway, your husband sits on the floor, soaked in blood. You dial 911, and all you get is a busy signal. Would you know what to do next?

The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will teach you just what you need to know to take care of yourself and your loved ones in the event you aren’t able to get professional medical help right away. Encompassing but going well beyond immediate first aid, the book covers:

how to put a dislocated joint back into place

how to prevent hypothermia when your heat has gone out

what to do for asthma when you don’t have your inhaler

whether you can really drink your own urine if you run out of water

what to feed your toddler if he has a fever and you have no medicine

and much more

Featuring more than 100 illustrations, along with quick quizzes and real-life examples, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will take you step by step through the essentials of medical care during a crisis. Perhaps you’ve been stranded by a sudden storm when out camping. Maybe you live alone in a rural area, and can’t easily get to a doctor when you hurt your arm. Or you just want to make sure you and your family are prepared to safely weather the next Superstorm Sandy, polar vortex, tornado strike, heat wave, earthquake, or other natural disaster. Whatever your situation and your health needs, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook is your must-have medical resource.
A Guide to Practicing Medicine in Challenging Environments Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides the critical insight and tools required to practice medicine in remote or challenging environments. There is no place in field medicine for unreasonable restrictions on the practical application of medical judgment—that is the guiding philosophy of this user-friendly guide. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner teaches readers how to improvise, adapt and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of medical training and in any difficult environment, from the desert to the oceans, from the backwoods to cities stricken by disaster. Grounded in the collective wisdom of hundreds of instructors, rescue personnel and medical practitioners, this text explores medical problems in a broad wilderness context—including cold injuries, altitude illness, diving and lightening injuries and toxins, among others—and pairs that exploration with the realities of solving such problems in the field, well outside the confines and comforts of mainstream medicine. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides: • The most up-to-date guidance on practicing medicine in a wilderness context • An introduction to critical body systems and the general principals of trauma • Specific information on environmental and backcountry medicine • An examination of the medical role in search and rescue missions
The emergency medicine clerkship survival guide in the super-effective First Aid format

Written by students who just completed their clerkship

First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Clerkship is a comprehensive high-yield review based on the clerkship's core competencies. Written by students who just completed their clerkship and reviewed by faculty to ensure relevance and accuracy, the book covers everything students must know to do well in the ED and ace the emergency medicine shelf exam. New features include mini-cases integrated throughout to give a clinical "face" to disease discussions and 8 pages of full color images.

Features

  • Hundreds of frequently tested high-yield facts from emergency medicine in-service exams, shelf exams, and the USMLE Step 2 give you the edge on exam day
  • Mnemonics, diagrams, and illustrations help you recall must-know concepts
  • Insider tips for outstanding performance from students who excelled
  • Ward Tips arm you with answers to common "pimp" questions
  • Classifieds direct you to high-yield websites, scholarships, and extracurricular activities and publishing opportunities
  • Typical Scenario and Exam Tip study boxes prepare you for exam questions
  • NEW mini-cases highlight classic patient presentations and frequently tested cases

    The content you need to excel on the clerkship:
    Section I: How to Succeed in the EM Clerkship; Section II: High-Yield Facts; Resuscitation; Diagnostics; Trauma; Neurologic Emergencies; Head and Neck Emergencies; Respiratory Emergencies; Cardiovascular Emergencies; GI Emergencies; Renal and GU Emergencies; Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies; Gynecologic Emergencies; OB Emergencies; Musculoskeletal Emergencies; Endocrine Emergencies; Dermatologic Emergencies; Procedures; Emergency Toxicology; Environmental Emergencies; Ethics, Medico-legal Issues, and EBM; Section III: Classified

  • The pediatrics clerkship survival guide written by students who aced the clerkship. This powerful review for the pediatrics clerkship provides medical students taking required rotations with a single, concise, high-yield resource for excelling on the boards and wards. Hundreds of high-yield facts--written by students and based on the clerkship's core competencies--review everything students need to know for the clerkship. Margin notes highlight common exam and "pimp" questions to really help students shine. New to this edition, mini-cases are integrated throughout to give a clinical "face" to disease discussions. A section of "classifieds" include scholarship and award opportunities. A new color insert contains 4 pages of full color images to amplify the text.

    Features

    • High-yield yet comprehensive review for the pediatrics clerkship based on the clerkship's core competencies
    • Written by students who just completed the clerkship
    • NEW: Integrated mini-cases add clinical relevance and prepare students for questions they will see on the shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2 CK
    • Exam tips and wards tips in the margins help students shine
    • Edited by a pediatrician and reviewed by top faculty to ensure relevance and accuracy

    The content you need to excel on the pediatric clerkship:
    Section I: How to Succeed in the Pediatrics Clerkship; Section II: High-Yield Facts, Gestation and Birth, Prematurity, Growth and Development, Nutrition, Health Supervision and Prevention of Injury and Illness in the Well Child, Congenital Malformations and Chromosomal, Anomalies, Metabolic Disease, Immunologic Disease, ID, GI Disease, Respiratory Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Renal, Gynecologic, and Urinary Disease, Hematologic Disease, Endocrine Disease, Neurologic Disease, ENT, Musculoskeletal Disease, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Section III: Awards and Opportunities, Color Image Section

    Apply the proven First Aid formula for exam success!

    "This review is intended for residents and pediatric practitioners, but it also would be useful for medical students on pediatrics rotations. The book covers all topics in pediatrics. Genetics, nephrology, and neonatology are covered well, as is gastroenterology. It uses charts and tables for high-yield and intense studying. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

    This is the new edition of the physician-to-physician, step-by-step guide to passing the pediatrics board exam. Written by veteran First Aid editor Tao Le and a team of former residents from Johns Hopkins University who recently took the exam, this book covers what to expect on the exam, how to register and succeed, and must-know high-yield facts. Features new to this edition include a full-color photo insert and mini-cases that frame clinical discussions for better retention. The summary of high-yield facts make it the ideal last minute review book.

    Features:

    • Easy-to-remember summaries of the most frequently tested topics
    • Hundreds of high-yield algorithms, clinical images, tables, and illustrations
    • Margin notes reinforce must-know information
    • Mnemonics and clinical pearls make learning and memorization fast, fun, and easy
    • Mini-cases highlight commonly tested patient presentations and scenarios
    • 12 pages of full-color images
    • Resident-tested tips on how to register, prepare for, and ace the exam
    • Completely revised based on reader feedback -- so you know you are studying the most up-to-date and relevant material possible
    • A true "insider's guide" for in-service, boards, and recertification!

    Complete coverage of all the must know topics:
    Introduction to the Pediatric Boards, Adolescent/Gynecology/Genital, Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency/Critical Care, Endocrinology, GI/Nutrition; Growth, Development, and Behavior; Hematology/Oncology, Human Genetics and Development, Infectious Diseases, Muskuloskeletal, Neonatology, Neurology, Preventive Pediatrics and Ethics, Pulmonology, Renal/Urinary Tract

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