Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579583347
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2003
  • Edition description: Rev
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Pre-expedition Planning 1
1 What is expedition medicine? 3
2 Vaccinations 9
3 Expedition medical kits 21
4 Expedition first aid training 37
5 Legal liability 47
6 Medical insurance 51
7 Pre-existing medical conditions 57
8 Risk assessment and crisis management 75
Sect. 2 Field Medicine 83
9 The role of the expedition medical officer 85
10 Base camp hygiene and health 93
11 Water purification 105
12 Assessment of the injured or ill patient 111
13 First aid and management of minor injuries 129
14 Management of the seriously injured casualty 159
15 Remote medical emergencies 171
16 Casualty evacuation 181
17 Medical aspects of survival 187
18 Common infections 191
19 Malaria and other tropical diseases 209
20 Venomous and poisonous animals 223
21 Psychological problems on expeditions 239
22 Expedition dentistry 247
Sect. 3 Medical Problems of Environmental Extremes 255
23 Desert expeditions 257
24 Tropical forest expeditions 269
25 Polar expeditions 281
26 High-altitude and mountaineering expeditions 293
27 Underwater expeditions 301
28 Caving expeditions 317
29 Canoe, kayak and raft expeditions 325
Author biographies and acknowledgements 341
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 349
Appendices 351
App. 1 Pre-expedition medical questionnaire 353
App. 2 Crisis management plan 355
App. 3 Medical assessment questionnaire 357
App. 4 References and further reading 366
App. 5: Useful addresses 375
App. 6: Glossary 387
Index 391
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