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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

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Howard J. Donner, William W. Forgey, David A. Townes, Russell McMullen, Kristin Larson, Tracey Knutson, Michael VanRooyen, H. Wayne Askew, Howard Backer, Blair Dillard Erb, Sr., Christian Macedonia, Michael J. Manyak, Randy Hyer, Nelson Tang, Kevin B. Gerold, Richard Carmona, Richard S. Williams, Marc A. Shepanek, Desmond Lugg, Jeff Ayton, Peter Hotez, David M. Parenti, William Hamilton, Luanne Freer, Peter H. Hackett, Joyce M. Johnson, William P. Wiesmann, M. Nicole Draghic, L. Alex Pranger, Craig Cook, J. Lee Jenkins, Edbert B. Hsu, Italo Subbaro, Kisha Moore, Alex Vu, R. Bradley Sack, Christian Ockenhouse, Jenny Hargrove, Michael Callahan, Timothy B. Erickson, Janet Y. Lin, Kenneth Kamler, Ian S. Wedmore, John G. McManus, Bradley Winters, Elliot Haut, Rajan Gupta, James M. Marinucci, Stanley Spielman, Martin Nweeia, John VonHoff, Zak Weis, Alan Gianotti, S. V. Mahadevan, Ken Zafren, Urs Wiget, Gene DeLaune
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  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521868730

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  • With an increase in visits to remote and dangerous locations around the world, the number of serious and fatal injuries and illnesses associated with these expeditions has markedly increased. Medical personnel working in or near such locations are not always explicitly trained in the management of unique environmental injuries, such as high-altitude sickness, the bends, lightning strikes, frostbite, acute dehydration, venomous stings and bites, and tropical diseases. Many health care professionals seek training in the specialty of wilderness medicine to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources, and the American College of Emergency Medicine has recently mandated that a minimum level of proficiency needs to be exhibited by all ER physicians in this discipline. This book covers everything a prospective field physician or medical consultant needs to prepare for when beginning an expedition and explains how to treat a variety of conditions in a concise, clinically oriented format.

    • Hot new field with lots of interest in reference book for professionals
    • Fully illustrated, covers a full range of possible health problems and concerns for the expedition
    • More concise and smaller than the main competitor
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    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521868730
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 224 x 38 mm
    • weight: 2.66kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus. 349 colour illus. 9 maps 109 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Expedition Planning:
    1. The expedition physician Howard J. Donner
    2. Assessing expedition needs William W. Forgey
    3. Expedition medical kit William W. Forgey
    4. Immunizations David A. Townes and Russell McMullen
    5. Legal considerations during expedition planning Kristin Larson and Tracey Knutson
    6. Travel safety Michael VanRooyen
    7. Nutritional support for expeditions H. Wayne Askew
    8. Water safety Howard Backer
    9. Special considerations Blair Dillard Erb, Sr.
    10. Communications planning for the expedition medical officer Christian Macedonia
    11. Minimizing risk on an expedition Michael J. Manyak
    12. The expedition returns Randy Hyer
    Part II. Expeditions in Unique Environments:
    13. Tactical and protective medicine Nelson Tang, Kevin B. Gerold and Richard Carmona
    14. Hostile geopolitical environments Michael VanRooyen
    15. Aerospace medicine Richard S. Williams and Marc A. Shepanek
    16. Polar medicine Desmond Lugg and Jeff Ayton
    17. Tropical medicine for expeditions Peter Hotez and David M. Parenti
    18. Medicine in subterranean environments William Hamilton
    19. High-altitude medicine Luanne Freer and Peter H. Hackett
    20. Medicine at sea Joyce M. Johnson
    21. Event medicine David A. Townes
    22. Telemedicine in evolution - implications for expeditionary medicine William P. Wiesmann, M. Nicole Draghic and L. Alex Pranger
    23. Dive medicine Craig Cook
    Part III. Illness and Injuries on Expeditions:
    24. General medical J. Lee Jenkins, Edbert B. Hsu, Italo Subbaro, Kisha Moore and Alex Vu
    25. Traveler's diarrhea R. Bradley Sack
    26. Malaria Christian Ockenhouse
    27. Animal attacks Jenny Hargrove and Luanne Freer
    28. Envenomations Michael Callahan
    29. Hazardous marine life Craig Cook
    30. Toxicology Timothy B. Erickson and Janet Y. Lin
    31. Environmental injuries Kenneth Kamler
    32. Penetrating and explosive wounds Ian S. Wedmore and John G. McManus
    33. Drowning and submersion injury Bradley Winters
    34. Trauma resuscitation Elliot Haut and Rajan Gupta
    35. Wound care James M. Marinucci
    36. Expedition eye injuries Stanley Spielman
    37. Dental emergencies Martin Nweeia
    38. Foot injuries John VonHoff and Zak Weis
    39. Expedition orthopedics Alan Gianotti and S. V. Mahadevan
    40. Expedition self-rescue and evacuation Ken Zafren and Urs Wiget
    41. Aeromedical evacuations Gene DeLaune.

  • Authors

    Gregory H. Bledsoe, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Dr Gregory H. Bledsoe is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the founder and CEO of ExpedMed. After completing medical school and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr Bledsoe spent five years on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, completing a fellowship in international emergency medicine and a master's in public health. He has worked as a field physician and medical consultant all over the world, served as an instructor and medical consultant for the United States Secret Service, and escorted presidents William Clinton and George W. Bush on trips to Africa as a personal physician. Most recently, Dr Bledsoe has worked in Qatar on emergency medicine through a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Hamad Medical Corporation.

    Michael J. Manyak, Cytogen Corporation, Washington D.C.
    Dr Michael J. Manyak is Vice President for Medical Affairs for Cytogen Corporation. He is also a professor of Urology, Engineering Microbiology, and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University and on staff at the Center for Prostate Disease Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Manyak is a medical advisor to several field exploration organizations, was selected as a Fellow National of The Explorers Club in 1992, and received their Sweeney Medal in 2004. His column on Expedition Medicine currently appears in Explorer's Journal.

    David A. Townes, University of Washington
    Dr David A. Townes is an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Medical Director of Adventuremed in Seattle, Washington. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed his residency in emergency medicine, a fellowship in international emergency medicine and earned a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the University of London. Dr Townes has worked as an onsite physician and medical consultant in remote and dangerous locations around the world, including Costa Rica and Antarctica.

    Contributors

    Howard J. Donner, William W. Forgey, David A. Townes, Russell McMullen, Kristin Larson, Tracey Knutson, Michael VanRooyen, H. Wayne Askew, Howard Backer, Blair Dillard Erb, Sr., Christian Macedonia, Michael J. Manyak, Randy Hyer, Nelson Tang, Kevin B. Gerold, Richard Carmona, Richard S. Williams, Marc A. Shepanek, Desmond Lugg, Jeff Ayton, Peter Hotez, David M. Parenti, William Hamilton, Luanne Freer, Peter H. Hackett, Joyce M. Johnson, William P. Wiesmann, M. Nicole Draghic, L. Alex Pranger, Craig Cook, J. Lee Jenkins, Edbert B. Hsu, Italo Subbaro, Kisha Moore, Alex Vu, R. Bradley Sack, Christian Ockenhouse, Jenny Hargrove, Michael Callahan, Timothy B. Erickson, Janet Y. Lin, Kenneth Kamler, Ian S. Wedmore, John G. McManus, Bradley Winters, Elliot Haut, Rajan Gupta, James M. Marinucci, Stanley Spielman, Martin Nweeia, John VonHoff, Zak Weis, Alan Gianotti, S. V. Mahadevan, Ken Zafren, Urs Wiget, Gene DeLaune

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