International Medical Guide for Ships: Including the Ship's Medicine Chest

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World Health Organization, 2007 - Medical - 469 pages
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The third edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships shows designated first-aid providers how to diagnose treat and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship.

Since its first publication in 1967, the International Medical Guide for Ships has been a standard reference for medical care on board ships. The second edition written in 1988 was translated into more than 30 languages and has been used in tens of thousands of ships. This is the third edition contains fully updated recommendations aimed to promote and protect the health of seafarers and is consistent with the latest revisions of both the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the International Health Regulations.

The International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention 2006 stipulates that all ships shall carry medicine chest medical equipment and a medical guide. The International Medical Guide for Ships supports a main principal of that convention: to ensure that seafarers are given health protection and medical care as comparable as possible to that which is generally available to workers ashore.

By carrying this guide on board ships and following its instructions, countries can both fulfill their obligations under the terms of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and ensure the best possible health outcomes for their seafaring population.


***International Medical Guide for Ships was commended in the Medicine category of the British Medical Association's 2008 annual Medical Book Competition***
  

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Contents

First aid
1
Shock
13
Pain management
17
Head injuries
27
Eye injuries and diseases
33
Bone joint and muscle injuries
43
Abdominal and chest injuries
59
Wounds
67
Sexually transmitted infections
195
Skin diseases
209
Bone joint and muscle disorders
225
Tobacco alcohol and drug use
233
Infectious diseases
247
Dental problems
287
External assistance
291
Nursing care and medical procedures
297

Burns chemical splashes smoke inhalation and electrocution
79
Heat stroke and other heat disorders
87
Poisoning
91
Examination of the patient
105
Paralysis strange behaviour unconsciousness
113
Chest pain and other disorders Chest pain and other disorders of the heart and circulation
133
Respiratory diseases
139
Gastrointestinal and liver diseases
149
Kidney and other urinary disorders
177
Pregnancy and childbirth
185
Death at sea
333
Medical care for survivors at sea
339
Environmental control and hygiene
351
Preventing disease and promoting health in seafarers
367
Anatomy and physiology
375
International Health Regulations
393
The ships medicine chest
423
Forms for case reporting referral and evacuation
455
Index
463
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