Wilderness Medicine

6th Edition

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  • Paul Auerbach
  • Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of 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 Helicopte


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