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Survival and Austere Medicine- An Introduction

Survival and Austere Medicine- An Introduction

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Survival and AustereMedicine:An introduction
Second Edition
Written and Edited by The Remote, Austere, Wilderness and Third World MedicineDiscussion Board ModeratorsApril 2005
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Copyright 2005:
Excluding contributions attributed to specific individuals, allmaterial is copyrighted to the authors and all rights are reserved. This work may becopied and distributed freely as long as the entire text and all disclaimers andcopyright notices remain intact. This material may not be distributed for financial gainor included in any commercial collections or compilations.Any constructive comments and debate are welcome. We welcome correction in anyerrors of fact. We apologise for any errors of grammar or spelling they are entirelyours. We have tried to avoid detailing specific managements (although we haven’t been entirely successful) for various conditions as we do not consider this to be anappropriate forum for that sort of detail and we suggest you consult the references.
Contributors and Editors:
This book is a combined effort. The primary chapter writers are credited, but there have been many contributions within chapters fromothers. We have also had editorial assistance and constructive comment from anumber of others whose efforts we greatly appreciate.BCE. MD (BCE)A Grey Man. Lab Tech (GM)Goatlady. Herbalist (GL)Reasonable Rascal. RN/Paramedic (RR)Swedeglocker. Medic (SG)Tangent. EMT (TG)Resqdoc. MD (RQD)
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: The editors and authors accept no responsibility for the use or misuse of this information. The practice of medicine is something that should only beundertaken by trained professionals.
 If you start administering medical or surgical treatments without the appropriate skills you will kill someone.
Even in emergencysituations often no action is better than uninformed and untrained action. Any practice of survival medicine should be backed up with appropriate training.Much of this information is offered to give you perspective of what may be possiblein a long term catastrophic disaster or when working in an austere or remoteenvironment without access to organised or trained medical care – we in no wayendorse practicing these techniques except in such a situation.This information is offered as personal opinions and should not be taken to represent a professional opinion or to reflect any views widely held within the medicalcommunity. Appropriate additional references should be consulted to confirm andvalidate the information contained in this book.

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