Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine by Chris JohnsonOxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine by Chris Johnson

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

byChris Johnson, Sarah R. Anderson, Jon Dallimore

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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Revised for its second edition to include the latest national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine continues to be the essential resource forexpedition medics and all well-informed travellers, including gap-year students. Clear and concise,readers can rely on this handbook to provide the knowledge and practical advice they need. It enables efficient preparation and planning before the journey, advises on camp logistics, risk management, and medical problems during the trip, as well as highlighting rare but important risks to thosevisiting remote areas. Focusing on preventative measures, the handbook also contains chapters dealing with crisis management, emergency care, and evacuation from challenging environments.Now containing more guidance about the obligations of a clinician joining an expedition, and the ethical approach to such work, the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine also provides an increased emphasis on medicine in various extreme environments. Withrevised and additional illustrations, more colour plates, and an increased use of important algorithms, this edition will give you the confidence and skills you need to travel to any extreme or remote environment. Updated with the support of the Royal Geographical Society, and incorporating thecombined knowledge and experience of a team of experienced clinicians and expeditioners, this is a practical, easy-to-use guide to all aspects of expedition and wilderness medicine. Anyone who might ever step into the natural countryside, away from tarmac or gravelled paths, to seek the freedom and beauty of unspoiled nature needs to be aware of the content of this book, to enhance their enjoyment, and minimise the risk of pursuing adventurous travel.
Dr Chris Johnson overwintered in Antarctica and completed a research degree in environmental physiology at a time when both travel and communications were far more tenuous than nowadays. This stimulated a lifelong interest in both travel and medicine in remote areas, and his journeys include regular trips to Scandinavia, Iceland, Green...
Title:Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199688419

ISBN - 13:9780199688418


Table of Contents

1. Expedition medicine2. Preparations3. Caring for people in the field4. Ethics and responsibilities5. Crisis management6. Emergencies - diagnosis7. Emergencies - trauma8. Emergencies - serious illness and collapse9. Treatment - skin10. Treatment - head and neck11. Treatment - dental12. Treatment - chest13. Treatment - abdomen14. Treatment - limbs and back15. Treatment - infectious diseases16. Psychological and psychiatric problems17. Risks from animals18. Plants and fungi19. Anaesthesia in remote locations20. Cold climates21. Mountains and high altitude22. Inland and coastal waters23. Offshore24. Underwater25. Hot dry environments - deserts26. Hot humid environments - tropical forest27. Caving28. Medical kits

Editorial Reviews

"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 Nov 08