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Marine Medicine, A Comprehensive Guide, by Eric A. Weiss, M.D. and Michael Jacobs, M.D.

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Marine Medicine, A Comprehensive Guide to
by Eric A. Weiss, M.D. & Michael Jacobs, M.D.

Second Edition, April, 2012
pages: 304
size: 4.25" x 6.125"

ISBN: 978-1-59485-660-0


Now in it's Second Edition, written by highly respected outdoor and marine first aid experts Dr. Eric A Weiss and Dr. Michael Jacobs for sailors, divers, paddlers and water sports devotees, this book emphasizes prevention and treatment of illness and injury. Topics range from CPR and wound management to submersion injuries, hazardous marine life and dive medicine. This 304-page book also includes supplementary material on evacuation of the sick and injured, use of a marine radio, water disinfection and life raft survival.

“While at sea, miles away from shore and hours from medical assistance, it is critical to be prepared in the event of a medical emergency. Having a good medical kit and first aid book on board is as essential as carrying personal floatation devices and signal flares,” said Dr. Jacobs, MD, medical director of Vineyard Medical Services on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. and MedSail founder and program director for the Medicine for Mariners and Safety at Sea Conferences. “This book is very user-friendly, with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions for evaluating and treating medical problems in the marine environment.  The book complements the Marine Series medical kits; it facilitates use of the kits’ contents, and enables an effective response to medical emergencies and virtually every medical problem one is likely to encounter.”         

   Dr. Michael Jacobs
  • Advice for sailing, pleasure boating, fishing, and diving emergencies
  • More than 100 illustrations
  • Near-shore or out-at-sea first aid covered
  • As vital a piece of gear as your PFD and signal flares

This edition features the latest information on marine first aid. It includes chapters on hazardous marine life, submersion injury and dive medicine, rescue and evacuation of the sick and injured, wound cleaning and closing, and much more.

Marine Medicine, A Comprehensive Guide by Eric A. Weiss, M.D. & Michael Jacobs, M.D. is "additionally recommended" by U.S. Sailing as "a suitable First Aid Manual" under article 4.08.1 of the U.S. Edition 2006-2007 ISAF Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing for Monohulls & Multihulls.

Please note that a copy of Marine Medicine, A Comprehensive Guide  by Eric A. Weiss, M.D. & Michael Jacobs, M.D. is included in the Adventure Medical Kits (AMK) Marine Series - Marine 250, Marine 400, Marine 600, Marine 1000, 2000 and 3000 Medical Kits by Adventure Medical Kits.

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