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Wilderness Medicine

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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."

Audience

Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Sports Medicine

Hardbound, 2304 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1678-8

Contents

  • PART 1

    Mountain Medicine

    1 High-Altitude Medicine and Physiology 2

    2 Avalanches 33

    3 Lightning Injuries 60

    PART 2

    Cold and Heat

    4 Thermoregulation 104

    5 Accidental Hypothermia 116

    6 Immersion Into Cold Water 143

    7 Nonfreezing Cold-Induced Injuries 171

    8 Frostbite 181

    9 Polar Medicine 201

    10 Pathophysiology of Heat-Related Illnesses 215

    11 Clinical Management of Heat-Related

    Illnesses 232

    PART 3

    Burns, Fire, and Radiation

    12 Wildland Fires: Dangers and Survival 240

    13 Emergency Care of the Burned Victim 280

    14 Exposure to Radiation From the Sun 294

    15 Volcanic Eruptions, Hazards, and Mitigation 314

    PART 4

    Injuries and Medical Interventions

    16 Injury Prevention: Decision Making, Safety,

    and Accident Avoidance 334

    17 Principles of Pain Management 354

    18 Taping and Bandaging 363

    19 Splints and Slings 375

    20 Emergency Airway Management 392

    21 Wilderness Trauma and Surgical

    Emergencies 411

    22 Wound Management 434

    23 Improvised Medicine in the Wilderness 442

    24 Hunting and Fishing Injuries 475

    25 Tactical Medicine 488

    26 Combat and Casualty Care 507

    27 Wilderness Orthopedics 523

    28 The Eye in the Wilderness 561

    29 Foot Problems and Care 580

    30 Wilderness Dentistry 594

    31 Management of Facial Injuries 608

    32 Wilderness Cardiology 628

    33 Wilderness Neurology 635

    34 Chronic Diseases and Wilderness Activities 645

    35 Mental Health in the Wilderness 664

    PART 5

    Rescue and Survival

    36 Wilderness Emergency Medical Services and

    Response Systems 674

    37 Search and Rescue 687

    38 Technical Rescue, Self-Rescue, and Evacuation 710

    39 Litters and Carries 738

    40 Helicopter Rescue and Aeromedical Transport 751

    41 Essentials of Wilderness Survival 777

    42 Principles of Meteorology and Weather

    Prediction 805

    43 Jungle Travel and Survival 815

    44 Desert Travel and Survival 837

    45 Whitewater Medicine and Rescue 846

    46 Caving and Cave Rescue 862

    PART 6

    Animals, Insects, and Zoonoses

    47 Protection from Blood-Feeding Arthropods 872

    48 Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Diseases 883

    49 Malaria 900

    50 Arthropod Envenomation and Parasitism 925

    51 Tick-Borne Diseases 954

    52 Spider Bites 975

    53 Scorpion Envenomation 996

    54 Bites by Venomous Reptiles in Canada, the United

    States, and Mexico 1011

    55 Envenoming and Injuries by Venomous and

    Nonvenomous Reptiles Worldwide 1040

    56 Bites and Injuries Infl icted by Wild and Domestic

    Animals 1102

    57 Bear Behavior and Attacks 1127

    58 Alligator and Crocodile Attacks 1139

    59 Wilderness-Acquired Zoonoses 1143

    60 Rabies 1175

    61 Emergency Veterinary Medicine 1198

    PART 7

    Plants

    62 Seasonal and Acute Allergic Reactions 1224

    63 Plant-Induced Dermatitis 1232

    64 Toxic Plant Ingestions 1251

    65 Toxic Mushroom Ingestions 1276

    66 Ethnobotany: Plant-Derived Medical Therapy 1302

    PART 8

    Food and Water

    67 Field Water Disinfection 1324

    68 Infectious Diarrhea From Wilderness and Foreign

    Travel 1360

    69 Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Starvation 1374

    70 Dehydration, Rehydration, and Hyperhydration 1393

    71 Living Off the Land 1405

    72 Seafood Toxidromes 1444

    73 Seafood Allergies 1469

    PART 9

    Marine Medicine

    74 A Brief Introduction to Oceanography 1482

    75 Submersion Injuries and Drowning 1494

    76 Emergency Oxygen Administration 1513

    77 Diving Medicine 1520

    78 Hyperbaric Medicine 1549

    79 Injuries From Nonvenomous Aquatic Animals 1562

    80 Envenomation by Aquatic Invertebrates 1596

    81 Envenomation by Aquatic Vertebrates 1628

    82 Aquatic Skin Disorders 1646

    83 Safety and Survival at Sea 1666

    PART 10

    Travel, Environmental Hazards,

    and Disasters

    84 Travel Medicine 1694

    85 Non-North American Travel and Exotic

    Diseases 1709

    86 Natural Disaster Management 1723

    87 Expedition Medicine 1732

    88 Global Humanitarian Medicine and Disaster

    Relief 1747

    89 Natural and Human-Made Hazards: Disaster Risk

    Management Issues 1779

    PART 11

    Equipment and Special Knowledge

    90 Global Crimes, Incarceration, and Quarantine 1812

    91 Wilderness Preparation, Equipment, and Medical

    Supplies 1820

    92 Ultrasound and Telemedicine in the

    Wilderness 1845

    93 Outdoor Clothing for the Wilderness

    Professional 1862

    94 Nonmedical Backcountry Equipment for Wilderness

    Professionals 1874

    95 Ropes and Knot Tying 1892

    96 Wilderness Navigation Techniques and

    Communication Methods 1904

    PART 12

    Special Populations and Considerations

    97 Training for Wilderness Adventure 1928

    98 Exercise, Conditioning, and Performance

    Training 1936

    99 Children in the Wilderness 1952

    100 Women in the Wilderness 1977

    101 Elders in the Wilderness 2007

    102 Persons With Special Needs and Disabilities 2021

    103 Wilderness and Endurance Events 2060

    104 Ranch and Rodeo Medicine 2069

    105 Wilderness Medicine Education 2085

    106 Medical Liability and Wilderness Emergencies 2105

    107 The Ethics of Wilderness Medicine 2113

    108 Native American Healing 2121

    PART 13

    The Wilderness

    109 The Changing Environment 2134

    110 Biodiversity and Human Health 2145

    111 Health Implications of Environmental Change 2152

    112 Wilderness Management and Preservation 2161

    113 Leave No Trace 2167

    114 Space Medicine: The New Frontier 2172

    Appendix Drug Stability in the Wilderness 2205

    Index 2215

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