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How to use this electronic guide

Information on the DAN Boater medical guide and how it is laid out. This guide is intended as a resource for travelers, boaters, divers, paramedics, first-aid providers and physicians to assist in the prevention, recognition and management of travel-related illness and injury. The information is presented in a simplified, easy-to-understand manner; it is not intended to supply complete treatment plans or to substitute for the advice of a physician. Remember that definitive treatment for any potentially significant travel-related illness or injury should be undertaken only after consultation with trained and experienced medical personnel.

Traveling to different parts of the world requires knowledge and preparation. We offer here general travel information, as well as targeted advice regarding certain specific travel situations. Some of the travel and health topics covered here may not be included in other travel guides.

The seven main sections of this guide cover matters as general as packing tips and as specific as conducting an on-site neurological exam. We suggest that you scan its contents to familiarize yourself with the topics addressed here, read the sections most pertinent to you, and then bookmark the guide so you can return to it as needed. We have also included a list of acronyms and abbreviations that you may encounter and a glossary. We hope you'll use the information here both as you plan for your next trip and as a reference while you're at home or on the road.

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