where there is no doctor a village health care handbook revised edition

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Where There Is No Doctor

Author : David Werner
ISBN : 0333516516
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51. 42 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.

Where Women Have No Doctor

Author : A. August Burns
ISBN : 0333649338
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 24. 98 MB
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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.

Improvised Medicine Providing Care In Extreme Environments

Author : Kenneth Iserson
ISBN : 9780071770019
Genre : Medical
File Size : 77. 13 MB
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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

Handbook Of Medicine In Developing Countries

Author : Dennis Palmer
ISBN : 0989759814
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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.

Tropical Medicine

Author : Kevin M. Cahill
ISBN : 9780823240609
Genre : Medical
File Size : 57. 92 MB
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"The history of tropical medicine is as dramatic as the story of mankind--with its own myths and legends, with tales of epidemics destroying whole civilizations; and, still today, with silent stealth, these diseases claim more lives than all the current wars combined. Having had the privilege of working throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as in the great medical centers of Europe and the United States, the author presents the essential details for understanding pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, therapy, and prevention of the major tropical diseases. The text, now in its [eighth] edition, has been used for a half-century by medical students, practicing physicians, and public health workers around the world. This fascinating book should also be of interest to a broad, nonmedical readership interested in world affairs. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the training of humanitarian workers"--Provided by publisher.

Oxford Handbook Of Tropical Medicine

Author : Andrew Brent
ISBN : 9780191039416
Genre : Medical
File Size : 42. 39 MB
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The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fourth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips. Fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, it includes brand new chapters on humanitarian crises, poisoning and envenoming, nosocomial infections, and antibiotic resistance. The paediatric illness sections have been expanded, and website links have been fully updated and extended. With the clear, easy-reference style of the trusted Oxford Handbook format, written and reviewed by an international team of clinical experts, this is a truly global handbook and an essential resource. Make sure you never leave home without it!

Where There Is No Animal Doctor

Author : Maureen Birmingham
ISBN : 9781886532113
Genre : Animal health
File Size : 41. 36 MB
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Where There Is No Psychiatrist

Author : Vikram Patel
ISBN : 9781901242751
Genre : Medical
File Size : 26. 11 MB
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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.

Ditch Medicine

Author : Hugh Coffee
ISBN : 1581603908
Genre : Emergency medical personnel
File Size : 54. 87 MB
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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.

Preparedness Now

Author : Aton Edwards
ISBN : 1459618254
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File Size : 31. 50 MB
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PREPAREDNESS NOW! is the first comprehensive planning and action guide for urbanites and suburbanites who want to live more self-sufficiently and learn how to wisely provide for themselves and their loved ones in the face of any emergency or disaster. This book empowers individuals and communities to take care of themselves and each other in the face of any emergency and build more sustainable lifestyles along the way. Packed with checklists, resources, and step-by-step instructions, PREPAREDNESS NOW! has everything from home, office and car preparedness to information on Buckminster Fuller and building disaster-resistant geodesic domes. PREPAREDNESS NOW! is written by one of the most experienced experts in the field. Author Aton Edwards is Executive Director of the NYC-based non-profit organization, International Preparedness Network (IPN). IPN has worked with the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control, New York City Police Department, and other organizations to train thousands domestically and overseas to prevent and respond to emergencies and disasters. PREPAREDNESS NOW! provides years of wisdom gained from Edwards' first-hand experience and the experience of his extensive network of colleagues. You will learn basic and advanced techniques that will help you make the most informed choices for your own disaster plan-wherever you may live, and whatever your physical abilities and financial means. This manual delivers practical advice on: Building your emergency kits for home, car and officeWater Quality Control and StorageEmergency Shelter, Power, Lighting and HeatingEmergency Transportation, Communications and EvacuationExtreme weather preparednessChemical, Biowarfare and Nuclear PreparednessDefense against Infectious DiseasesPersonal Defense and Crime Prevention for the 21st Century HomeProcess' Self-Reliance Series is created to help urbanites make smart choices to live sustainably and self-sufficiently in the 21st century.

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