Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines

Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines

by Wilderness Medical Society
     
 

Learn the wilderness medical management techniques approved and recommended by the Wilderness Medical Society. These practice guidelines are the official statement of the Wilderness Medical Society on the best methods of handling wilderness-related trauma, illness, or environmental injury. Prepared by thirty-two contributors and reviewed by two panels of the

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Learn the wilderness medical management techniques approved and recommended by the Wilderness Medical Society. These practice guidelines are the official statement of the Wilderness Medical Society on the best methods of handling wilderness-related trauma, illness, or environmental injury. Prepared by thirty-two contributors and reviewed by two panels of the society as well as fifteen international experts, this book discusses treatment goals for twenty-four basic subjects. The Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care is a must for anyone dealing with emergency planning, first-aid procedures, or care of persons heading into remote areas for sport or employment. This guide includes information about: Wilderness evacuation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, submersion, head, and spinal injuries, orthopedic injuries, high-altitude illness, hypothermia, field water disinfection, wild animal attacks, tick-transmitted diseases, immunizations, reptile envenomations and more. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 128 pages)

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The official statement by the Society, a nonprofit organization of physicians and other health care providers based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Specialists in the various areas synthesize best practice for such aspects of wilderness medicine and health as evacuation, CPR, animal attacks, orthopedic injuries, water purification, botanical encounters, and heat-related illness. There is no index, but the chapters are only a few pages long. The CiP data and cover show the second edition with the first in 1995; Forgey says the fifth, with the most recent in 1995. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780762706716
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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