Where There Is No Doctor

Author : David Werner
ISBN : 0333516516
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.50 MB
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

Conflict And Catastrophe Medicine

Author : James M. Ryan
ISBN : 9781447129271
Genre : Medical
File Size : 86.96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of conflict and catastrophe was produced in 2002 and a second, successful edition, followed in 2009. The decision to produce these works sprung from painful problems experienced by colleagues and authors themselves during many humanitarian and related deployments. The guide for both editions was to provide, in one volume, an entry level text covering all aspects of deployment, with an emphasis on medicine and healthcare in these environments. This third revised, expanded and updated edition of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource constrained environment. Encompassing problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters, the book covers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book comprehensively tackles: Self-preparation of health professionals to face a range of medical and related problems which occur in hostile and remote environments; War and disaster medicine, covering acute management, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention; Bridging the fields of medicine, nursing, international relations, history, politics and economics. The book also touches on nutrition, infection, trauma, psychiatry and psychological medicine and training.
Category: Medical

Where There Is No Pet Doctor

Author : David Lavigne
ISBN : 9781441457325
Genre : Medical
File Size : 69.72 MB
Format : PDF
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"Already the standard pet health information source among cruisers, this book is now becoming the health care reference for pet travelers everywhere, including the RVer and the third world adventurer. It tells you what you probably can do and what you definitely cannot. Then it boldly steps over that line and discusses what you might do when you really don't have any choice." --
Category: Medical

Die Regeln Des Gl Cks

Author : Dalaï Lama XIV
ISBN : 3404701704
Genre : Buddhism
File Size : 84.45 MB
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Category: Buddhism

Field And Laboratory Methods In Primatology

Author : Joanna M. Setchell
ISBN : 9781139496063
Genre : Science
File Size : 71.7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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Building on the success of the first edition and bringing together contributions from a range of experts in the field, the second edition of this guide to research on wild primates covers the latest advances in the field, including new information on field experiments and measuring behaviour. It provides essential information and advice on the technical and practical aspects of both field and laboratory methods, covering topics such as ethnoprimatology; remote sensing; GPS and radio-tracking; trapping and handling; dietary ecology; and non-invasive genetics and endocrinology. This integrated approach opens up new opportunities to study the behavioural ecology of some of the most endangered primates and to collect information on previously studied populations. Chapters include methodological techniques; instructions on collecting, processing and preserving samples/data for later analysis; ethical considerations; comparative costs; and further reading, making this an invaluable tool for postgraduate students and researchers in primatology, behavioural ecology and zoology.
Category: Science

The Oxfam Handbook Of Development And Relief

Author : Deborah Eade
ISBN : 0855983086
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.24 MB
Format : PDF
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This slipcase of three volumes offers an expression of Oxfam's fundamental principles, that everyone has the right to an equitable share in the world's resources. It analyzes policy, procedure and practice in health, human rights, emergency relief and agricultural production.
Category: Business & Economics

Fast Facts For The L D Nurse Second Edition

Author : Cassie Giles Groll, DNP, RN, CNM
ISBN : 9780826128638
Genre : Medical
File Size : 47.22 MB
Format : PDF
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Nurses who are new to the labor and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this newly updated, succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labor and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common L&D procedures and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. The second edition has been revised to include new and updated practice guidelines for cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, vaginal delivery, and breastfeeding. A completely new entry addresses meconium aspiration syndrome and two new appendices feature quick-reference charts and tables and an alphabetical synopsis of pertinent drug-related information. New illustrations depict and facilitate understanding of effacement and dilation of cervix, breech presentation and delivery, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, and other topics. Designed to fit in a pocket, the resource provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring practices and procedures in bulleted format. It covers L&D terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete knowledge base. The book highlights potential OB complications and is full of examples and pearls of wisdom concerning the handling of emergencies and unexpected outcomes. New to the Second Edition: A completely new entry on meconium, with information on meconium aspiration syndrome New quick-reference charts and tables (Apgar score, Bishop score, drug tables, and more) New illustrations for labor and delivery protocol Key Features: Provides speedy access to fundamental L&D information Presents succinct, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring procedures
Category: Medical

Official U S Army Survival Handbook

Author : Department of the Army
ISBN : 9781493023776
Genre : Reference
File Size : 21.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, you might find yourself alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. This thoroughly revised new edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots, and has been used by foreign militaries the world over. An essential resource for all outdoorspeople—including campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers—the U.S. Army Survival Handbook is a comprehensive volume replete with hundreds of full-color, easy-to-follow, user-friendly illustrations.
Category: Reference

The Knowledge

Author : Lewis Dartnell
ISBN : 9781448137381
Genre : Science
File Size : 52.25 MB
Format : PDF
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Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world – and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here... http://the-knowledge.org/
Category: Science