It's finally out, folks! The paperback version of Your Offshore Doctor - A Manual of Medical Emergency at Sea, Revised Edition is available on Amazon! If you order, please ensure it's the revised version, published Nov 5, 2017, and not the older (ancient) version that Amazon still carries. The Amazon link is https://www.amazon.com/dp/1979580871/ref=sr_1_2… If the link doesn't work, just go to Amazon.com and type in the title of the book. Thanks, and safe sailing! Btw, the eBook version is also available if preferred. Your Offshore Doctor: A Manual of Medical Self-Sufficiency at Sea Paperback – November 5, 2017 by Dr. Michael H. Beilan (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews See all 8 formats and editions Kindle Unlimited eBook $9.99 Paperback $14.95 Aboard a sailboat or power vessel at sea, professional medical care is often unavailable. A crew member must act as the ship's physician and this manual describes in a step-by-step format how to evaluate an illness or injury and proceed with appropriate treatment. A variety of situations is discussed, including first aid, CPR, burns, fish poisoning, chest and abdominal pain and extremity trauma. A chapter on Procedures illustrates various medical techniques. This updated, third edition of Your Offshore Doctor also has sections about mosquito-borne illnesses such as malaria, chikungunya, and dengue, as well as a discussion about how to stay healthy and maintain fitness. Popular in previous editions, there is an updated, revised list of the contents of a comprehensive medical kit as well as an explanation of adult dosages of common medications. Dr. Beilan is a knowledgeable cruiser who in 2017 completed a 10 year circumnavigation aboard his 43' sailing vessel and has years of experience both afloat and as an Emergency and Primary Care Physician.
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Unpacking the boat in 90 degree F weather isn't my idea of fun. It's just amazing the amount of "stuff" the W-43 holds and my lower back will attest to that. I think I read somewhere that for the W-42/43, the figure for 1" of water immersion of the hull is about 1000-1200 pounds; ie it takes about that amount of "stuff" to have the hull lower in the water by 1". I'm not sure how accurate that figure is, but can tell you that our waterline has gone up 3"-4". So, by that calculation, I've taken somewhere about 3000-4000 pounds or so off the boat in the last week. That "stuff" is now spread out all over the house, and Sue's done a great job of trying to keep up with the chaos, indeed, to stay ahead of it. We can now get to every nook and cranny to clean and spruce up without having to trip over ourselves or constantly move something out of the way. What a luxury! I'm pretty sure I see a smile on Infini's face....
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