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Expedition and wilderness medicine

Author: Gregory H Bledsoe; Michael J Manyak; David A Townes
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers everything a prospective field physician needs to prepare for when beginning a wilderness expedition.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory H Bledsoe; Michael J Manyak; David A Townes
ISBN: 9780521868730 0521868734
OCLC Number: 192042284
Description: xxii, 749 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Expedition planning. The expedition physician --
Assessing expedition medical needs --
Expedition medical kit --
Immunizations --
Legal considerations during expedition planning --
Travel safety --
Nutritional support for expeditions --
Water treatment --
Special considerations --
Communications planning for the expedition medical officer --
Minimizing risk on an expedition --
The expedition returns. Expeditions in unique environments. Tactical and protective medicine --
Hostile geopolitical environments --
Aerospace medicine --
Polar medicine --
Tropical medicine for expeditions --
Subterranean medicine --
High-altitude medicine --
Medicine at sea --
Event medicine --
Telemedicine in evolution : implications for expeditionary medicine --
Dive medicine. Illness and injuries on expeditions. General medicine --
The diarrhea of travelers --
Malaria : diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for the traveler --
Wild animal attacks and injuries --
Snake and arthropod envenoming --
Hazardous marine life --
Expedition toxicology --
Environmental injuries --
Penetrating and explosive wounds --
Drowning and submersion injury --
Evaluation and acute resuscitation of the trauma patient --
Principles and practice of expedition wound management --
Expedition eye injuries and disorders --
Dental medicine on expedition --
Foot injuries --
Expedition orthopedics --
Expedition self-rescue and evacuation --
Aeromedical evacuations.
Other Titles: Expedition & wilderness medicine
Responsibility: edited by Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes.
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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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