|About the Book|
Remote Medic Field Guide: A Practical Approach is just that, a practical guide. This text has been written to provide trained Remote Medics with a reference guide to care for individuals in need of not only emergency care but also many of theMoreRemote Medic Field Guide: A Practical Approach is just that, a practical guide. This text has been written to provide trained Remote Medics with a reference guide to care for individuals in need of not only emergency care but also many of the non-emergent clinical medical issues that arise in isolated locations. It is assumed that the medics utilizing this material are trained to a level of at least emergency medical technician or equivalent and are properly supplied and equipped. This is not a survival or do-it-yourself manual. Rather it is a combination of several fields of medicine and treatment regimens that would apply to the Remote Medics skill set in an isolated area. In many cases, the Remote Medic working in these areas of the world, isolated from definitive healthcare facilities or advanced emergency medical services, may be the only source of healthcare for those in his or her charge. As such, their mission may not be limited to providing emergency care to those critically ill or injured. It will also involve dealing with common medical issues that are experienced on a day-to-day basis. Evacuation or advanced assistance can be hours, if not days away. Not ideal conditions by any means. The information contained in this book is presented in a straight forward, nuts-and-bolts way. The clinical issues are formatted in a, what it is, what causes it, what are the signs and symptoms, and how do we treat it manner for ease of use. It is sincerely hoped that this practical guide will find its way into every Remote Duty Medics kit and make life a little easier along the way.