Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

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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 dehydration, venomous stings and bites, and tropical diseases. Many health care professionals seek training in the specialty of wilderness medicine to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources, and the American College of Emergency Medicine has recently mandated that a minimum level of proficiency needs to be exhibited by all ER physicians in this discipline. This book covers everything a prospective field physician or medical consultant needs to prepare for when beginning an expedition and explains how to treat a variety of conditions in a concise, clinically oriented format.2003; 21:89a€“ 95. 3 Hill DR. Health problems in a large cohort of Americans traveling to developing countries. J Travel Med. 2000;7:259a€“ 66. 4 Freedman DO , Weld LH, Kozarsky PE, et al. Spectrum of disease and relation to place of exposureanbsp;...

Title:Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Author:Gregory H. Bledsoe, Michael J. Manyak, David A. Townes
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-11-03


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