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Introduction1
How to Use This Book3
Travel Guidelines5
What you need to do four to six weeks prior to departure5
Dealing With Medical Problems While Abroad7
    - Minor Medical Problems8
    - Major Medical Problems9
Important Basic Information Forms10
    - Health Insurance10
    - Personal Information11
    - Local Information12
    - Emergency Contact Information (Local)12
    - Emergency Contact Information (United States)13
    - Other Relatives or Contacts13
    - Personal Medical Information14
    - Medical History15
    - Surgical History15
    - Hospitalizations15
    - Medications16
    - Allergies16
    - Vaccinations17
    - Immunizations17
Physician Introduction18
Traveler's Information21
Patient Introduction22
Lost Medications27
Charts, Scales and Diagrams30
    - Visual Field Diagram30
    - Metric Conversion Chart30
    - Temperature Scale30
    - Visual Pain Scale30
Anatomic Diagrams31
    - Head Diagrams31
    - Face Diagrams31
    - Neck Diagrams31
    - Chest and Back Diagrams31
    - Abdominal Diagram31
    - Groin Diagrams31
    - Shoulder Diagrams31
    - Arm Diagrams31
    - Hand Diagrams31
    - Leg Diagrams31
    - Foot Diagrams31
Major Pediatric Complaints32
    - Pediatric Fever32
    - Pediatric Vomiting/Diarrhea35
    - Seizures in the Child38
    - Pediatric Cough/Difficulty Breathing39
    - Pediatric Abdominal Pain41
General Complaints: Adult44
    - Dehydration45
    - Fever46
    - Nausea48
    - Vomiting52
    - Hives and Anaphylactic Shock53
    - Headache58
    - Seizures64
    - Dizziness73
    - Stroke78
    - Dental Pain81
    - Ear Problems or Hearing Loss84
    - Eye Problem or Visual loss No Trauma89
    - Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)95
    - Nosebleed99
    - Sinusitis and Colds102
    - Sore Throat107
    - Neck Pain109
    - General Chest Complaints112
    - Cough124
    - Shortness of Breath128
    - Asthma132
    - Heart136
    - Abdominal Pain144
    - Constipation148
    - Diarrhea151
    - Gastrointestinal Bleeding155
    - Jaundice160
    - Swallowing Difficulties163
Genitourinary Tract (Urinary Tract, Kidneys and Genitalia)167
    - Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)167
    - Kidney Stones169
    - Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Male172
    - Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Female176
    - Testicular Pain181
    - Urinary Tract Infection183
    - Urinary Retention (Inability to Urinate)190
    - Vaginal Bleeding193
    - Pregnancy/Labor198
Extremities203
    - Joint Pain203
    - Back Pain211
    - Skin Infection214
Trauma217
    - Eye Injury/Trauma217
    - Nose Trauma221
    - Head Injury/Concussion223
    - Neck Injury228
    - Leg/Ankle/Foot Injury231
    - Knee Injury235
    - Shoulder Injury238
    - Elbow, Arm, or Wrist Injury241
    - Hand Injury245
    - Environmental Injuries: Frostbite and Cold Injuries247
    - Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia)250
    - Rash253
    - Lacerations257
    - Electrical Injuries260
Prescription Medications265
    - Allergy Medications266
    - Analgesics266
    - Antibiotics268
    - Cardiology Medications269
    - Dermatology Medications274
    - Endocrinology Medications275
    - Gastrointestinal Medications277
    - Oncology Medications279
    - Ophthamology Medications279
    - Neurologic Medications279
    - Psychiatric Medications280
    - Pulmonary Medications282
    - Urologic Medications283
Non-Prescription Medications284
    - Adult Medications285
         Anti-histamines, Analgesics, Colds, Cough, Congestion, Sore Throat, etc.285
         Abdominal Pain, Heartburn, Constipation, Diarrhea, and Mouth Care303
         Female Personal Hygiene308
         Skin and Hair Care309
         Miscellaneous Medications313
         Multivitamins, Iron supplementation, etc.314
Children and Young Adult Medications316
Infant Medications320
General Outpatient Instructions323
    - Corneal Abrasion323
    - Croup323
    - Dehydration326
    - Diarrhea and Vomiting in the Adult328
    - Head Injury331
    - Nosebleed332
    - Otitis Media (Ear Infection)334
    - Diarrhea and Vomiting: Infants and Children336
    - Fever: Children Under the Age of Six338
    - Sprains and Contusions339
    - Urinary Tract Infection340
American Embassies and Consulates341
Index343

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