Colour Guide - Travel Medicine / Edition 1

Colour Guide - Travel Medicine / Edition 1

by Eric Walker, Fiona Genasi, Lorna Boyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443061645

ISBN-13: 9780443061646

Pub. Date: 07/09/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

GPs and practice nurses are frequently called upon to give medical advice to people taking holidays in places that, until very recently, were visited only by explorers or serious mountaineers, while travel to countries where malaria is endemic is now commonplace. There is at present no widely available short guide to travel medicine that is illustrated in color and

Overview

GPs and practice nurses are frequently called upon to give medical advice to people taking holidays in places that, until very recently, were visited only by explorers or serious mountaineers, while travel to countries where malaria is endemic is now commonplace. There is at present no widely available short guide to travel medicine that is illustrated in color and is suitable for a wide range of health professionals — this Color Guide fills that gap.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443061646
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/09/2001
Series:
Color Guide Series
Pages:
147
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Size of the Problem. Emerging and Re-Emerging Disease. Surveillance. Sources of Information and Education. Equipment: Documents, Sun Screens. First Aid, Nets, Water, Medications etc. Advice on Health Risks. Food, Water, Personal Contact. Insects and Animals.Immunoprophylaxis. Malaria Prevention. Assessing Fitness to Travel: Pre-Existing Illness. Psychological and Social Adaptation and Repatriation. Special Categories. The Elderly, Pre-Existing Illness. HIV, Pregnancy and Children. Overland, Air Flights, JetLag, Cruises, Culture Shock and Respect for Host Countries. Emergencies. Accidents. Medical Care. First Aid ILLNESS in TRAVELLERS: Fevers. Jaundice. Rashes Psychological . Parasites, Diarrhoea and Respiratory AFTER RETURN: Counselling and Screening. Social and Psychological Adaptation

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