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Books: Medicine

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  Wilderness Medicine

Our Price: 145.00

Pages : 1910 pages
Format : Hardback
Publication Date : Jan 2001
Availability : Normally despatched within 24 hours

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Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, this critically acclaimed reference prepares you to manage medical emergencies caused by environmental encounters, including injury prevention and respect for natural environments. Packed with how-to explanations and practical, direct advice, it covers emergencies such as envenomations, altitude illness, burns, motion sickness, and problems caused by cold, heat, snakes, sharks, and marine microbes. Includes totally new information on bear attacks, cave rescue, airway and eye emergencies, wilderness clothing, and much more!

* Discusses diagnostic and treatment procedures with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
* Includes definitions, clinical presentations, and treatments in a well-organized format
* Emphasizes improvisation, so that the reader may efficiently use whatever materials exist in the environment to aid treatment
* Written by recognized leaders in the field of wilderness medicine
* Features valuable information on children and women in the wilderness, legal aspects and ethics, immunobiologies and antidotes, jungle travel and survival, medical improvisation in the wilderness, and more
* Packed with how-to explanations and practical approaches to emergencies such as: envenomations, altitude illness, burns, smoke inhalation, motion sickness, and problems caused by cold, heat, snakes, sharks and marine microbes
* Known as the definitive guide to managing virtually every kind of outdoor emergency
* Filled with preventive methods and step-by-step treatment instructions
* Includes more than 1400 photos, drawings, tables and charts, many in full colour

What's New
* Includes thoroughly revised and expanded information on animal bites, heat illness, cold, altitude, and marine hazards
* Features many new colour and black and white illustrations, bringing the text to life
* Contains totally new information on cold-induced injuries, injury prevention, pain management, seasonal allergies, nutrition, bear attacks, cave rescue, airway and eye emergencies, wilderness clothing, gear, navigation and the elderly

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