Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition / Edition 2

Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition / Edition 2

by David Warrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1579583342

ISBN-13: 9781579583347

Pub. Date: 03/07/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a completely rewritten and revised second edition of the now standard text, prepared under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. Comprehensively updated to take into account new research findings and medicines, and adapted for the American explorer, Expedition Medicine is written by renowned experts in their fields and provides a

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This is a completely rewritten and revised second edition of the now standard text, prepared under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. Comprehensively updated to take into account new research findings and medicines, and adapted for the American explorer, Expedition Medicine is written by renowned experts in their fields and provides a wealth of practical tips and advice, as well as extensive details about first aid kits, emergency procedures, and evacuation routines. Coverage includes sections on every kind of travel from desert to mountain, canoeing to diving, and off-road driving to walking, with valuable information on vaccinations, medicines, and hygiene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579583347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2003
Edition description:
Rev
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Sect. 1Pre-expedition Planning1
1What is expedition medicine?3
2Vaccinations9
3Expedition medical kits21
4Expedition first aid training37
5Legal liability47
6Medical insurance51
7Pre-existing medical conditions57
8Risk assessment and crisis management75
Sect. 2Field Medicine83
9The role of the expedition medical officer85
10Base camp hygiene and health93
11Water purification105
12Assessment of the injured or ill patient111
13First aid and management of minor injuries129
14Management of the seriously injured casualty159
15Remote medical emergencies171
16Casualty evacuation181
17Medical aspects of survival187
18Common infections191
19Malaria and other tropical diseases209
20Venomous and poisonous animals223
21Psychological problems on expeditions239
22Expedition dentistry247
Sect. 3Medical Problems of Environmental Extremes255
23Desert expeditions257
24Tropical forest expeditions269
25Polar expeditions281
26High-altitude and mountaineering expeditions293
27Underwater expeditions301
28Caving expeditions317
29Canoe, kayak and raft expeditions325
Author biographies and acknowledgements341
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)349
Appendices351
App. 1Pre-expedition medical questionnaire353
App. 2Crisis management plan355
App. 3Medical assessment questionnaire357
App. 4References and further reading366
App. 5: Useful addresses375
App. 6: Glossary387
Index391

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