DAN Travelers Medical Guide
This guide is a resource for travelers, divers, paramedics, first aid providers, physicians, and others to help prevent, recognize and manage travel-related illnesses and injuries. It presents information in a simplified, easy-to-understand manner and is not intended to supply complete treatment plans or to be a substitute for a physician’s advice. Individuals should consult with trained and experienced medical professionals before undertaking definitive treatment for any potentially significant illness or injury.
Traveling to different parts of the world requires knowledge and preparation. This guide offers general travel information as well as targeted advice regarding specific travel situations. Some topics covered here may not appear in other travel guides.
SECTION 1 Planning and Preparedness
SECTION 2 Disorders Caused by Travel
SECTION 3 Illnesses Travelers Might Encounter
SECTION 4 Traveling When Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness
SECTION 5 Travel-Related Injuries
SECTION 6 Key First Aid Principles
SECTION 7 Assembling a Travel Medical Kit