A GUIDE FOR CONSERVATIVE THERAPY ABOARD FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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A guide for conservative medical therapy for use in treating surgical illnesses encountered aboard Fleet Ballistic Missile FBM submarines is presented. Emphasis is placed on antibiotic drugs, their selection, administration, and contraindications. Newer concepts of massive penicillin G therapy are detailed. Phases of supportive therapy adapted to shipboard facilities, include central venous pressure monitoring and a procedure for crossmatching blood. The epidemiology, detection, and treatment of penicillin allergic reactions are outlined. The paper concludes with practical suggestions concerning diagnostic tests and supply problems.
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