From people who like to stay in shape by jogging to pro football players, athletes risk injury every time they lace up their shoes or take the field. Readers will find out how the field of sports medicine has developed unique methods of treating the athletes ailments. They will also discover how medical professionals work with patients to help them choose the correct ways to exercise, why some sports are riskier than others, and more.
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.
Papers presented at a symposium on philosophy and medicine at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1974 were published in the inaugural volume of this series. To help celebrate more than 20 years of extraordinary success with the series, another symposium was convened in Galveston in 1995. The convenors asked the participants these questions: In what ways and to what ends have academic humanists and medical scientists and practitioners become serious conversation partners in recent years? How have their dialogues been shaped by prevailing social views, political philosophies, academic habits, professional mores, and public pressures? What have been the key concepts and questions of these dialogues? Have the dialogues made any appreciable intellectual or social difference? Have they improved the care of the sick? Authors respond from a variety of theoretical perspectives in the humanities. They also articulate conceptions of philosophy of medicine and bioethics from various practice experiences, and bring critical attention to aspects of the contemporary health policy.
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