DAN’s new Travelers Medical Guide was created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries. Drawing on DAN’s decades of experience managing emergencies, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. Access the free guide as a downloadable flipbook at DAN.org. Or access the pages on the website here: Travelers Medical Guide.
Traveling the world requires knowledge and preparation. This guide offers general information as well as targeted advice for specific travel situations. Some topics covered here may not be available in other travel guides. With topics ranging from general packing tips to instructions for conducting an on-site neurological examination, the guide is intended to help travelers, divers, paramedics, first aid providers, physicians, and others prevent, recognize, and manage travel-related illnesses and injuries. It consists of seven sections:
1. Planning and Preparedness
2. Disorders Caused by Travel
3. Illnesses Travelers Might Encounter
4. Traveling When Diagnosed With a Chronic Illness
5. Travel-Related Injuries
6. Key First Aid Principles
7. Assembling a Travel Medical Kit
Review the guide before you travel, and bookmark the most pertinent sections for easy access. A glossary and a list of acronyms and abbreviations appear at the back of the book for quick reference. Whether you’re planning a trip, expanding your knowledge, or facing a challenging situation in a remote area, DAN’s Travelers Medical Guide can help.