International Medical Guide for Ships: Including the Ship's Medicine Chest by M. C. World Health OrganizInternational Medical Guide for Ships: Including the Ship's Medicine Chest by M. C. World Health Organiz

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

byM. C. World Health OrganizEditorWorld Health Organiz

Hardcover | December 31, 2007

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The third edition of theInternational Medical Guide for Shipsshows designated first-aid providers how to diagnose treat and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship.

Since its first publication in 1967, theInternational Medical Guide for Shipshas 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 theWHO Model List of Essential Medicinesand theInternational 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. TheInternational Medical Guide for Shipssupports 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 Shipswas commended in the Medicine category of the British Medical Association's 2008 annual Medical Book Competition***
World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based polic...
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Title:International Medical Guide for Ships: Including the Ship's Medicine ChestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 0.98 inPublished:December 31, 2007Publisher:WHO PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9241547200

ISBN - 13:9789241547208

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Table of Contents

1) First aid
2) Shock
3) Pain management
4) Head injuries
5) Eye injuries and diseases
6) Bone, joint and muscle injuries
7) Abdominal and chest injuries
8) Wounds
9) Burns, chemical splashes, smoke inhalation, and electrocution
10) Heat stroke and other heat disorders
11) Poisoning
12) Examination of the patient
13) Paralysis, strange behaviour, unconsciousness
14)Chest pain and other disorders of the heart and circulation
15) Respiratory diseases
16) Gastrointestinal and liver diseases
17) Kidney and other urinary disorders
18) Pregnancy and childbirth
19) Sexually transmitted infections
20) Skin diseases
21) Bone, joint, and muscle disorders
22) Tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
23) Infectious diseases
24) Dental problems
25) External assistance
26) Nursing care and medical procedures
27) Death at sea
28) Medical care for survivors at sea
29) Environmental control and hygiene
30) Preventing disease and promoting health in seafarers
31) Anatomy and physiology
32) International health regulations
33) The ship's medicine chest