Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Handbooks Series

By (author) Chris Johnson, By (author) Sarah Anderson, By (author) Jon Dallimore, By (author) Shane Winser, By (author) David A. Warrell

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 748 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 178mm x 28mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199296618
  • ISBN 13: 9780199296613
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Anniversary Edition.
  • Illustrations note: 149 black and white images with 10 colour image plate section
  • Sales rank: 104,786

Product description

Written by experienced expeditioners, the handbook is organized in to eight main sections and includes information on fieldcraft, diagnosis and treatment of medical problems encountered during an expedition (divided anatomically), environmental hazards, crisis management and issues to be dealt with after returning home. It also covers basic information about how to plan for an expedition, how to keep the expedition members healthy, how to diagnose and manage their medical problems in remote environments and provide brief summaries of medical problems peculiar to different expedition environments. This pocket-sized book contains all you need to know to minimise health risks, to protect your health and to deal with unexpected medical problems while you are travelling in remote, wilderness areas of the world.

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Author information

David Warrell is Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford. After studying in Oxford and London, he has lived and worked as physician, teacher and researcher in many tropical countries, founding the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Network. He edits the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and Essential Malariology and has published research papers, articles and textbook chapters on tropical and infectious diseases, envenoming and poisoning. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization, British Army, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Medical Research Council and Royal Geographical Society and was president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and International Federation for Tropical Medicine.

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...a comprehensive guide to expedition planning and clinical field management in a host of hostile environments...whether you are a leather-skinned expedition leader, or simply considering travelling to unusual territory, a copy of this book, tucked into the to of your rucksack, will be one piece of extra weight you'll be glad you opted for. British Journal of Hospital Medicine The book describes so many risks from plants and fungi, animals, food, water and poor hygiene that it is a wonder than anyone travels at all. Nursing Standard

Table of contents

1. Expedition medicine ; 2. Preparations ; 3. Food, water, and hygiene ; 4. Crisis management ; 5. Emergencies - diagnosis ; 6. Emergencies - trauma ; 7. Emergencies - serious illness and collapse ; 8. Skin ; 9. Head and Neck ; 10. Remote emergency dentistry for doctors ; 11. Chest ; 12. Abdomen ; 13. Limbs and back ; 14. Infectious diseases ; 15. Psychological and psychiatric problems ; 16. Risks from animals ; 17. Plants and fungi ; 18. Anaesthesia in remote locations ; 19. Cold climates ; 20. Mountains and high altitudes ; 21. Rivers, lakes, and oceans ; 22. Caving expeditions ; 23. Hot environments - desert and tropical forests