Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition / Edition 2

Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition / Edition 2

by David Warrell

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below


First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1Pre-expedition Planning1
1What is expedition medicine?3
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
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

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