Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

by Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521868734

ISBN-13: 9780521868730

Pub. Date: 11/03/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the most practical, concise guide to medical practice in extreme and remote environments. With an increase in visits to remote and dangerous locations around the world, the number of serious and fatal injuries and illnesses associated with these expeditions has markedly increased. Medical personnel working in or near such locations are not always explicitly

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This is the most practical, concise guide to medical practice in extreme and remote environments. With an increase in visits to remote and dangerous locations around the world, the number of serious and fatal injuries and illnesses associated with these expeditions has markedly increased. Medical personnel working in or near such locations are not always explicitly trained in the management of unique environmental injuries, including high-altitude sickness, the bends, lightning strikes, frostbite, acute dehydration, venomous stings and bites, and tropical diseases.
Many health care professionals seek training in the specialty of wilderness medicine to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources, and the American College of Emergency Medicine has recently mandated that a minimum level of proficiency needs to be exhibited by all ER physicians in this discipline. This book covers everything a prospective field physician or medical consultant needs to prepare for when beginning an expedition and explains how to treat a variety of conditions in a concise, clinically oriented format.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521868730
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
772
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Expedition Planning: 1. The expedition physician Howard J. Donner; 2. Assessing expedition needs William W. Forgey; 3. Expedition medical kit William W. Forgey; 4. Immunizations David A. Townes and Russell McMullen; 5. Legal considerations during expedition planning Kristin Larson and Tracey Knutson; 6. Travel safety Michael VanRooyen; 7. Nutritional support for expeditions H. Wayne Askew; 8. Water safety Howard Backer; 9. Special considerations Blair Dillard Erb, Sr.; 10. Communications planning for the expedition medical officer Christian Macedonia; 11. Minimizing risk on an expedition Michael J. Manyak; 12. The expedition returns Randy Hyer; Part II. Expeditions in Unique Environments: 13. Tactical and protective medicine Nelson Tang, Kevin B. Gerold and Richard Carmona; 14. Hostile geopolitical environments Michael VanRooyen; 15. Aerospace medicine Richard S. Williams and Marc A. Shepanek; 16. Polar medicine Desmond Lugg and Jeff Ayton; 17. Tropical medicine for expeditions Peter Hotez and David M. Parenti; 18. Medicine in subterranean environments William Hamilton; 19. High-altitude medicine Luanne Freer and Peter H. Hackett; 20. Medicine at sea Joyce M. Johnson; 21. Event medicine David A. Townes; 22. Telemedicine in evolution - implications for expeditionary medicine William P. Wiesmann, M. Nicole Draghic and L. Alex Pranger; 23. Dive medicine Craig Cook; Part III. Illness and Injuries on Expeditions: 24. General medical J. Lee Jenkins, Edbert B. Hsu, Italo Subbaro, Kisha Moore and Alex Vu; 25. Traveler's diarrhea R. Bradley Sack; 26. Malaria Christian Ockenhouse; 27. Animal attacks Jenny Hargrove and Luanne Freer; 28. Envenomations Michael Callahan; 29. Hazardous marine life Craig Cook; 30. Toxicology Timothy B. Erickson and Janet Y. Lin; 31. Environmental injuries Kenneth Kamler; 32. Penetrating and explosive wounds Ian S. Wedmore and John G. McManus; 33. Drowning and submersion injury Bradley Winters; 34. Trauma resuscitation Elliot Haut and Rajan Gupta; 35. Wound care James M. Marinucci; 36. Expedition eye injuries Stanley Spielman; 37. Dental emergencies Martin Nweeia; 38. Foot injuries John VonHoff and Zak Weis; 39. Expedition orthopedics Alan Gianotti and S. V. Mahadevan; 40. Expedition self-rescue and evacuation Ken Zafren and Urs Wiget; 41. Aeromedical evacuations Gene DeLaune.

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