Wilderness Medicine

ISBN-10: 1437716784

ISBN-13: 9781437716788

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: Paul S. Auerbach

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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com. Ensure patient survival in the wilderness with Dr. Paul Auerbach's indispensible reference.
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/7/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 2304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.50" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 10.736
Language: English

Mountain Medicine
High-Altitude Medicine and Physiology
Lightning Injuries
Cold and Heat
Accidental Hypothermia
Immersion Into Cold Water
Nonfreezing Cold-Induced Injuries
Polar Medicine
Pathophysiology of Heat-Related Illnesses
Clinical Management of Heat-Related Illnesses
Burns, Fire, and Radiation
Wildland Fires: Dangers and Survival
Emergency Care of the Burned Victim
Exposure to Radiation From the Sun
Volcanic Eruptions, Hazards, and Mitigation
Injuries and Medical Interventions
Injury Prevention: Decision Making, Safety, and Accident Avoidance
Principles of Pain Management
Taping and Bandaging
Splints and Slings
Emergency Airway Management
Wilderness Trauma and Surgical Emergencies
Wound Management
Improvised Medicine in the Wilderness
Hunting and Fishing Injuries
Tactical Medicine
Combat and Casualty Care
Wilderness Orthopedics
The Eye in the Wilderness
Foot Problems and Care
Wilderness Dentistry
Management of Facial Injuries
Wilderness Cardiology
Wilderness Neurology
Chronic Diseases and Wilderness Activities
Mental Health in the Wilderness
Rescue and Survival
Wilderness Emergency Medical Services and Response Systems
Search and Rescue
Technical Rescue, Self-Rescue, and Evacuation
Litters and Carries
Helicopter Rescue and Aeromedical Transport
Essentials of Wilderness Survival
Principles of Meteorology and Weather Prediction
Jungle Travel and Survival
Desert Travel and Survival
Whitewater Medicine and Rescue
Caving and Cave Rescue
Animals, Insects, and Zoonoses
Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods
Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Arthropod Envenomation and Parasitism
Tick-Borne Diseases
Spider Bites
Scorpion Envenomation
Bites by Venomous Reptiles in Canada, the United States, and Mexico
Envenoming and Injuries by Venomous and Nonvenomous Reptiles Worldwide
Bites and Injuries Infl icted by Wild and Domestic Animals
Bear Behavior and Attacks
Alligator and Crocodile Attacks
Wilderness-Acquired Zoonoses
Emergency Veterinary Medicine
Seasonal and Acute Allergic Reactions
Plant-Induced Dermatitis
Toxic Plant Ingestions
Toxic Mushroom Ingestions
Ethnobotany: Plant-Derived Medical Therapy
Food and Water
Field Water Disinfection
Infectious Diarrhea From Wilderness and Foreign Travel
Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Starvation
Dehydration, Rehydration, and Hyperhydration
Living Off the Land
Seafood Toxidromes
Seafood Allergies
Marine Medicine
A Brief Introduction to Oceanography
Submersion Injuries and Drowning
Emergency Oxygen Administration
Diving Medicine
Hyperbaric Medicine
Injuries From Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals
Envenomation by Aquatic Invertebrates
Envenomation by Aquatic Vertebrates
Aquatic Skin Disorders
Safety and Survival at Sea
Travel, Environmental Hazards, and Disasters
Travel Medicine
Non-North American Travel and Exotic Diseases
Natural Disaster Management
Expedition Medicine
Global Humanitarian Medicine and Disaster Relief
Natural and Human-Made Hazards: Disaster Risk Management Issues
Equipment and Special Knowledge
Global Crimes, Incarceration, and Quarantine
Wilderness Preparation, Equipment, and Medical Supplies
Ultrasound and Telemedicine in the Wilderness
Outdoor Clothing for the Wilderness Professional
Nonmedical Backcountry Equipment for Wilderness Professionals
Ropes and Knot Tying
Wilderness Navigation Techniques and Communication Methods
Special Populations and Considerations
Training for Wilderness Adventure
Exercise, Conditioning, and Performance Training
Children in the Wilderness
Women in the Wilderness
Elders in the Wilderness
Persons With Special Needs and Disabilities
Wilderness and Endurance Events
Ranch and Rodeo Medicine
Wilderness Medicine Education
Medical Liability and Wilderness Emergencies
The Ethics of Wilderness Medicine
Native American Healing
The Wilderness
The Changing Environment
Biodiversity and Human Health
Health Implications of Environmental Change
Wilderness Management and Preservation
Leave No Trace
Space Medicine: The New Frontier
Appendix Drug Stability in the Wilderness
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