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

Details

No. of pages:
2304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9781455733569
Electronic ISBN:
9780323245159
Print ISBN:
9781437716788

About the author

Paul Auerbach

Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world's leading expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is the Editor of Wilderness Medicine, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Dr. Auerbach holds his MD from Duke and completed his internship at Dartmouth and residency at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been recognized as a Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and received the New Orleans Grand Isle Award for Science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Founders Award from the Wilderness Medical Society, and the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, among others. Dr. Auerbach has served as a volunteer physician in Haiti, Nepal, and Guatemala.