Where There is No Doctor

A Village Health Care Handbook


Author: David Werner,Carol Thuman,Jane Maxwell

Publisher: Macmillan Educ Limited

ISBN: 9780333516515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 2072

With 3 million copies in print in over 50 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is the most widely used health care manual in use in developing countries today. Using simple language and hundreds of drawings, the book provides information about recognising, treating and preventing common illnesses and injuries. But it is far more than simple first aid information. It covers a wide range of subjects that affect the health of the villager - from diarrhoea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of certain modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, vaccination, childbirth and family planning. The African edition covers diseases commonly found in Africa.

Where Women Have No Doctor

A Health Guide for Women


Author: A. August Burns,Sandy Niemann,Elena Metcalf,Hesperian Foundation

Publisher: McMillin Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780333649336

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 583

View: 9764

This work has been written to help women care for their own health, and to help community health workers or others to meet women's health needs - problems that affect only women, or that affect women in different ways from men. It combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways in which poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs may limit women's health or access to care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries, this book aims to help anyone understand, treat and prevent many of the health problems that can affect women.

Handbook of Medicine in Developing Countries

Fourth Edition


Author: Dennis Palmer,Catherine Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989759816


Page: 634

View: 2919

Have you ever seen a patient with leprosy? What are the symptoms of Dengue Fever? What is the best drug to use for the routine deworming of children? How should you treat a pregnant woman with malaria? Have you ever diagnosed leishmaniasis? These are just a few of the vast challenges you will face while providing healthcare in developing countries, not to mention the lack of resources and equipment. And these are complications that you certainly aren't trained to face while practicing healthcare in the United States. Whether you are a student, resident or seasoned healthcare professional, this reference book is absolutely essential if you are planning on working overseas. With contributions from some of today's top specialists, it is an invaluable resource because it covers a wide variety of diseases, offers the latest treatment recommendations and is easier to use than ever. Pack it in your travel bags for your next mission trip. Browse through it before you travel overseas to read about the common diseases you will see. Keep it close to quickly look up symptoms and diseases, because The Handbook of Medicine in Developing Countries will help you provide competent and compassionate care to those in desperate need.

Where There is No Child Psychiatrist

A Mental Health Care Manual


Author: Valsamma Eapen,Philip Graham,Shoba Srinath

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 1908020482

Category: Medical

Page: 203

View: 3849

A practical manual for community health workers, particularly in developing countries. Containing an overview of mental illness in children and young people, it describes over 50 clinical problems and how to treat them.

Where There is No Animal Doctor


Author: Maureen Birmingham,Peter Quesenberry

Publisher: Christian Veterinary Mission

ISBN: 1886532117

Category: Animal health

Page: 406

View: 1875

Ditch Medicine

Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies


Author: Hugh Coffee

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581603903

Category: Emergency medical personnel

Page: 224

View: 5109

Whether it's a war zone or a civil disaster area, traumatic injuries often occur in remote, unsanitary locations. This book teaches advanced field procedures for small wound repair, care of the infected wound, IV therapy, pain control, amputations, treatment of burns, airway procedures and more.

Where There is No Psychiatrist

A Mental Health Care Manual


Author: Vikram Patel

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 1901242757

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 7130

This book is a practical manual of mental health care for community health workers, primary care nurses, social workers and primary care doctors, particularly in developing countries.

The Survival Medicine Handbook

A Guide for When Help Is Not on the Way


Author: Joseph D. Alton M D,Joseph Alton,M. S. Amy E. Alton R N

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988872530

Category: Assistance in emergencies

Page: 588

View: 9978

"If modern medical care is not available, you may be the end of the line when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on this responsibility? This second edition of the book will give you the ability to deal with 90% of the issues you might face in any survival situation. The goal of the Survival Medicine Handbook is to help you do what you can, with what you have, where you are. With this guide, you will become a medial asset to your family in uncertain times"--Page 4 of cover.

Medical Missions

Get Ready, Get Set, GO!


Author: Bruce Steffes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615268767

Category: Missionaries, Medical

Page: 185

View: 6282

A handbook designed to prepare medical personnel for the challenges of short-term and long-term medical missions

Wilderness Medicine

Beyond First Aid


Author: M. W. D. Forgey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1529

Now fully revised and updated, Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid is essential reading for any trail user, from trip leaders and guides to EMTs and paramedics. You’ll learn vital skills, such as: How to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation How to manage physical symptoms What questions to ask to gain necessary vital information How to care for woundsand orthopedic injuries, and much more Packed with useful information, Wilderness Medicine is the ultimate resource for anyone faced with providing immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible.

Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine


Author: Michael Eddleston,Robert Davidson,Andrew Brent,Robert Wilkinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199204090

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 1576

The new edition of this unique handbook continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive, signs-and-symptoms based source of information on medical problems commonly seen in the tropics. A practical guide to diagnosis and management for medical practitioners and students, it can fit in the coat pocket and be used easily at the bedside.

Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments


Author: Kenneth Iserson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770011

Category: Medical

Page: 578

View: 4214

Deliver quality healthcare in the most challenging field conditions Full of practical clinical pearls and proven strategies, this indispensible guide shows you how to operate outside your comfort zone and devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable—or when you need to provide care outside of your specialty. Improvised Medicine is a must for anyone who plans to work in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings. FEATURES: Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describe practical techniques and the improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises. Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery. Also includes basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods. LEARN HOW TO: Make an endotracheal tube in seconds Perform digital-oral and blind-nasotracheal intubations Make plaster bandages for splints/casts Give open-drop ether, ketamine drips, and halothane Use subcutaneous/intraperitoneal rehydration/transfusion Make ORS and standard nutrition formulas Clean, disinfect, and sterilize equipment for reuse Warm blood units in seconds inexpensively Take/view stereoscopic x-rays with standard equipment Quickly and easily stop postpartum hemorrhage Fashion surgical equipment from common items Evacuate patients easily for high-rise hospitals Make esophageal and precordial stethoscopes Quickly improvise a saline lock Make ECG electrode/defibrillator pads and ultrasound gel

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself


Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618410

Category: House & Home

Page: 928

View: 4153

From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix

Tactical Medicine Essentials


Author: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP),,E. John Wipfler III,John E. Campbell,Lawrence E. Heiskell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449649556

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 5053

Medical support for special weapons and tactics (SWAT) units is different from civilian EMS in many ways. A tactical medical provider (TMP) is charged with providing life-saving care to downed SWAT officers and taking measures to defend against criminal suspects. Mastery of these skills requires extensive, specialized tactical emergency medical services (TEMS) training and experience in the tactical environment. Designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training, Tactical Medicine Essentials provides the foundation needed to create world-class TMPs. Written by an experienced team of authors from diverse backgrounds, this text covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skills. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

A Book for Midwives

Care for Pregnancy, Birth, and Women's Health


Author: Susan Klein,Suellen Miller,Fiona Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780230021037

Category: Childbirth

Page: 527

View: 2686

The Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook

Keep Your Loved Ones Healthy in Every Disaster, from Wildfires to a Complete Societal Collapse


Author: Amy Alton Arnp,Joseph Alton M. D.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615563237

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

View: 9668

The Doom and Gloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook is written to guide you on the road to medical self-sufficiency. This book combines conventional and alternative healing methods to give you the ablility to handle 90% of the medical issues you would face in any survival situation; from the perfect storm to a complete societal breakdown, you'll have all the tools necessary to succeed in keeping your family healthy, even if everything else fails.

When Help Is Not on the Way

Medical Treatments for Surviving Everything from a Devastating Disaster to a Total Collapse


Author: Bob Olson

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781612431031

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1036

Straight-forward and comprehensive guide for learning to be a do-it-yourself, at-home doctor When a catastrophic event overwhelms the medical infrastructure—whether it's a natural disaster, civil unrest, pandemic, or societal collapse—life-saving care may not be available for days, months, or ever. Fortunately, this guide gives easy-to-understand treatments that ordinary people can use on everything from stabilizing injuries and preventing shock to setting broken bones and treating major illnesses. Even relatively minor injuries can be fatal without proper care, so this book carefully explains exactly what to do when a loved one needs help. Featuring detailed information on assembling a medical supply kit, assessing needs and choosing the best treatment, this is the ultimate guide to being a self-sufficient survivor. Written by a trusted doctor and survival expert, When Help Is NOT on the Way is not a replacement for a doctor or hospital visit, but when the situation gets so bad that those are not available, readers will be thankful for the information in this life-saving book.

Life After Doomsday


Author: Bruce D. Clayton

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 4036

Disabled Village Children

A Guide for Community Health Workers, Rehabilitation Workers, and Families


Author: David Werner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 654

View: 9431

Disabled Village Children is for those concerned with the well being of disabled children living in rural or poor areas. The book contains a wealth of information crucial for therapists, professionals and community groups facing a variety of common childhood disabilities including polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, blindness and deafness. The book provides clear, detailed information and easy-to-implement ideas for rehabilitation at the village level, development of skills, making low-cost aids and the prevention of disabilities.