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Wilderness Medicine (Text with DVD)
Author:  Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Pages:  2336   Hard Cover
ISBN: 0323032281
Elsevier    March, 2007
List Price:  $199.00
 

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From the Publisher:

Manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors! Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments...and many are unprepared for the dangers that come with these adventures. Whether these victims are stranded on mountain tops, lost in the desert, trapped deep in the woods, or injured far out at sea, this indispensable resource equips rescuers and health care professionals to diagnose and treat the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in the wilderness!

Imprint:  Mosby


Table of Contents:


MOUNTAIN MEDICINE

1. High Altitude Medicine
2. Avalanches
3. Lightning Injuries


COLD AND HEAT

4. Thermoregulation
5. Accidental Hypothermia
6. Immersion in Cold Water
7. Nonfreezing Cold-Induced Injuries
8. Frostbite
9. Polar Medicine
10. Pathophysiology of Heat-Related Illnesses
11. Clinical Management of Heat-Related Illnesses


BURNS, FIRE AND RADIATION

12. Wildland Fires: Dangers and Survival
13. Emergency Care of the Burned Victim
14. Exposure to Radiation from the Sun
15. Volcanic Eruptions


INJURIES AND MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS

16. Injury Prevention
17. Principles of Pain Management
18. Bandaging and Taping
19. Emergency Airway Managemen
 20. Wilderness Trauma, Surgical Emergencies, and Wound Management
21. Improvisation in the Wilderness
22. Hunting and Other Weapons Injuries
23. Tactical Medicine and Combat Casualty Care
24. Wilderness Orthopaedics
25. The Eye in the Wilderness
26. Wilderness Dentistry and Management of Facial Injuries
27. Wilderness Cardiology
28. Wilderness Neurology
29. Chronic Diseases and Wilderness Activities
30. Mental Health in the Wilderness


RESCUE AND SURVIVAL

31. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services and Response Systems
32. Search and Rescue
33. Technical Rescue in the Wilderness Environment
34. Litters and Carries
35. Aeromedical Transport
36. Essential of Wilderness Survival
37. Jungle Travel and Survival
38. Desert Travel and Survival
39. Whitewater Medicine and Rescue
40. Caving and Cave Rescue


ANIMALS, INSECTS, AND ZOONOSES

41. Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods
42. Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
43. Malaria
44. Arthropod Envenomation and Parasitism
45. Tick-Borne Diseases
46. Spider Bites
47. Scorpion Envenomation
48. Bites by Venomous Reptiles in the Americas
49. Bites by Venomous Snakes outside the Americas
50. Antivenoms and Immunobiologicals: Immunotherapeutics of Envenomation
51. Bites and Injuries Inflicted by Wild and Domestic Animals
52. Bear Behavior and Attacks
53. Wilderness-Acquired Zoonoses
54. Rabies
55. Emergency Veterinary Medicine


PLANTS

56. Seasonal and Acute Allergic Reactions
57. Plant-Induced Dermatitis
58. Toxic Plant Ingestions
59. Toxic Mushroom Ingestions
60. Ethnobotany: Plant-Derived Medical Therapy


FOOD AND WATER

61. Field Water Disinfection
62. Infectious Diarrhea from Wilderness and Foreign Travel
63. Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Starvation
64. Dehydration, Rehydration, and Hyperhydration
65. Living off the Land
66. Seafood Toxidromes
67. Seafood Allergies


MARINE MEDICINE

68. Submersion Incidents
69. Emergency Oxygen Administration
70. Diving Medicine
71. Hyperbaric Medicine
72. Injuries from Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals
73. Envenomation by Aquatic Invertebrates
74. Envenomation by Aquatic Vertebrates
75. Aquatic Skin Disorders
76. Safety and Survival at Sea


TRAVEL, ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS, AND DISASTERS

77. Travel Medicine
78. Non-North American Travel and Exotic Diseases
79. Natural Disaster Management
80. Natural and Human-Made Hazards: Disaster Risk Management Issues


EQUIPMENT AND SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE

81. Wilderness Preparation, Equipment and Medical Supplies
82. Outdoor Clothing for Wilderness Professionals
83. Nonmedical Backcountry Equipment for Wilderness Professionals
84. Ropes and Knot Tying
85. Wilderness Navigation Techniques


SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS

86. Exercise, Conditioning, and Performance
87. Children in the Wilderness
88. Women in the Wilderness
89. Elders in the Wilderness
90. Persons with Special Needs and Disabilities
91. Wilderness and Endurance Events
92. Wilderness Medicine Education
93. Medical Liability and Wilderness Emergencies
94. The Ethics of Wilderness Medicine


THE WILDERNESS

95. The Changing Environment
96. Wilderness Management and Preservation
97. Aerospace Medicine Appendix: Drug Storage and Stability Index

 
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