>Medicine at Sea

>If you’re camping, sailing, or otherwise distanced from medical attention, it’s good to know what to do when somebody gets hurt or sick. A UK government guide, written for ships at sea, provides a great overview of first aid, injury treatment, and many other kinds of make-do medicine.

The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide

Written in an explanatory style, and assuming you only have the most minimal of supplies, the Ships Captain’s Medical Guide can be a little off-putting to read at a glance. There are entire chapters on sexually transmitted diseases, childbirth, and the eloquently titled “The dying and the dead.” These are, of course, actual concerns for captains of larger vessels, but not entirely impossible to need help with when you’re on your own journeys. But the chapters on first aid, injuries, make-shift stitching, and other facets of emergency medicine.

Consider it the most useful lunchtime reading material you’ll come across today, and consider downloading it to your phone, because you never know. It’s a free PDF, split into 15 chapters.

(from Lifehacker.com)

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on April 8, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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