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Skipper's Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid at Sea 3rd Edition (Paperback)

Skipper's Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid at Sea 3rd Edition By Dr Dr Spike Briggs, Dr Dr Campbell Mackenzie Cover Image
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The Skipper's Medical Emergency Handbook is designed to assist all who go to sea - whether on a day excursion, a holiday cruise or an even longer trip.

This essential book provides practical advice, boosts confidence and helps you to solve problems and minimise danger for all on board. Written by two medical experts and hugely experienced sailors, this third edition has been thoroughly updated throughout in line with new practices, procedures and treatments, reflecting the ever-evolving practice of medicine in the 21st century. It includes the latest developments in the treatment of medical conditions, and also the latest improvements in the emergency treatment of trauma.

Step-by-step instructions, explanatory illustrations and flow charts create an essential at-a-glance reference on how to prevent, treat and care for the sick and injured at sea. There is clear advice on pre-voyage preparations, establishing emergency procedures, first response and assessment of illnesses and injury, as well as offshore aftercare and recovery. The book's durable waterproof binding protects against the marine environment making it ideal to use at sea. The Skipper's Medical Emergency Handbook is a comprehensive and practical resource for novices or experienced sailors and motorboaters.

About the Author

Dr Spike Briggs MD FRCA CEng is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. He has sailed all his life, including racing around the world in 1996. He is the Managing Director of Medical Support Offshore, an advisor to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and member of the Medical Commission for World Sailing.

Dr Campbell Mackenzie RD* BA FRCP(Edin) AFOM was a consultant renal & intensive care physician and a Surg-Cdr Royal Naval Reserve. He is a RYA Ocean Yachtmaster and a Cape Horner.

Praise For…

“If you take only one medical handbook on board, make it this one. It has been carefully thought through and is presented logically in an at-a-glance format that would be quick and easy to use in a crisis, with plenty of diagrams and flow charts to help.” —Yachting World

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399413091
ISBN-10: 1399413090
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English