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Expedition and wilderness medicine

Expedition and wilderness medicine

Author: Gregory H Bledsoe; Michael J Manyak; David A Townes
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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, such as high-altitude sickness, the bends, lightning strikes, frostbite, acute  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory H Bledsoe; Michael J Manyak; David A Townes
ISBN: 9780511722202 0511722206 9780521868730 0521868734
OCLC Number: 967776063
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 749 Seiten)
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.
Other Titles: Expedition et Wilderness Medicine
Responsibility: edited by Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes.


Health care professionals now seek training in the speciality of wilderness medicine in order to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources. This book covers  Read more...


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"An excellent resource for expedition medical officers; however, even non-medical wilderness travelers will benefit greatly from the book's many valuable discussions on wilderness travel and Read more...

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