More than a basic first aid guide, the Comprehensive Guide to Marine Medicine is the gold standard for advanced patient care when medical help is hours or days away. Written by Michael Jacobs, M.D. and Eric A. Weiss, M.D, this book contains the most up-to-date information on wilderness first aid, marine first aid and remote travel medicine, including an extensive section specific to injuries at sea, including lifeboat survival tips and how to treat bites and stings from common ocean predators.
From Steve Hull co-creator of
"People who know me understand that I am a "nut" for sailing and all other types of boating. But few boat owners designate time throughout the year to review basic safety procedures, emergency gear and basic first aid should something happen. Unfortunately, people will spend more time planning the food and drink for a weekend boating trip than safety and first aid over a over 5 years of boat ownership. Then when anything bad happens, they scream for the Coast Guard to solve all problems. Having spent half my life on the water and even teaching sailing and boat rescue, I know how important it is for you to learn the information in this book.
Includes the most up-to-date information on marine first aid and travel medicine; improvised techniques, 'When to Worry Tips", and includes over 100 illustrations! This book is small enough to fit in a pocket, marine first aid kit or waterproof "ditch kit". It should be read by all adults going on a more than a weekend cruise or offshore trip.