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Version 2.00
Created September 1997
Supersedes Version 1.00

 Medical FAQ
By
Craig Ellis


    Any constructive comments and debate are welcome. I welcome correction in any errors of fact. I apologise for any errors of grammar or spelling they are entirely mine. I've tried to avoid detailing specific managements for various conditions as I do not consider this to be an appropriate forum. I will, however, respond to specific questions, with suitable references on request.

    [Alan's note: Craig is in New Zealand and many of his words use the British spelling.]

    Disclaimer: The author accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of this information. The practice of medicine is something that should only be practiced by trained professionals. If you start administering medical or surgical treatments without the appropriate skills you will kill someone. Even in emergency situations, often no action is better than uninformed and untrained action. Any practice of survival medicine should be backed up with appropriate training. This information is offered as my personal opinion and should not be taken to represent a professional opinion or to reflect any views widely held from the medical community.

    Acknowledgements:  Thanks to Richard DeCastro, Diana and Alan Hagan and Pat Turner for comments and suggestions.
 
 

BEFORE I START, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MEDICINE, SURVIVAL OR OTHERWISE, IS
***WASH YOUR HANDS***
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Choose link and scroll down)

1) Survival Medicine

2) What Do You Need To Know?

3) Training
    - Formal Training
    - Informal Training
    - Volunteering

4) Organisation
    - Structure
    - Confidentiality
    - Documentation
    - Ethical Considerations

5) Reference Books

6) Medical Kits

7) Medications
    - Storage and Rotation
    - Antibiotic preferences
    - Antibiotic summary
    - Suggested books

8) The Basic Laboratory

9) Simple Medical Tips:
    - rectal fluid resuscitation
    - death
    - gastroenteritis and dehydration
    - sterilisation of surgical instruments

10) Alternative Medicine

11) Common Sense Medical Phrases

12) Quotes and Final Comments
 
 

BEFORE I START, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MEDICINE, SURVIVAL OR OTHERWISE, IS
***WASH YOUR HANDS***

Questions or comments concerning this FAQ may be sent to Craig Ellis loucr@globe.co.nz
               The Medical FAQ is copyright to Craig Ellis, 1997.

    Excluding contributions attributed to specific individuals, all material is copyrighted to the author and all rights are reserved. This work may be copied and distributed freely as long as the entire text and all disclaimers and copyright notices remain intact, unless my prior permission is obtained. This FAQ may not be distributed for financial gain, included in any commercial collections or compilations or included as any part of a wed site without the permission of the author.


Questions or comments concerning this page or site, but not medical questions, may be sent to Alan athagan@sprintmail.com