Auerbach's Wilderness Medicine E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 21, 2016 - Medical - 2280 pages

Now in its 7th edition, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting! World-renowned authority Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts to offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce. This indispensable resource equips physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, first responders, and rescuers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively address and prevent injuries and illnesses – no matter where they happen!

  • Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance from hundreds of outstanding world experts edited by Dr. Auerbach and 2 new associate editors, Drs.Tracy Cushing and N. Stuart Harris.
  • New and expanded chapters with hundreds of new photos and illustrative drawings help increase your visual understanding of the material.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills you need with revised chapters providing expanded discussions of high-altitude medicine, improvisation, technical rescue, telemedicine, ultrasound, and wilderness medicine education.
  • Ten new chapters cover Acute High-Altitude Medicine and Pathophysiology; High Altitude and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions; Cycles, Snowmobiles, and other Wilderness Conveyances; Medical Wilderness Adventure Races (MedWAR); Canyoneering and Canyon Medicine; Evidence-Based Wilderness Medicine; National Park Service Medicine; Genomics and Personalized Wilderness Medicine; Forestry; and Earth Sciences.
 

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Contents

2 Cold and Heat
119
3 Burns Fire and Radiation
275
4 Trauma
377
5 Animals and Zoonoses
617
6 Insects and Arachnids
869
7 Surgical and Medical Interventions
1045
8 Rescue and Survival
1199
9 Plants and Mushrooms
1413
12 Disaster Medicine and Global Humanitarian Relief
1875
13 Food and Water
1963
14 Unique Populations and Considerations
2087
15 Wilderness Equipment and Special Knowledge
2271
16 Wilderness Medicine Education and Research
2439
17 The Wilderness
2517
Appendix Drug Stability in the Wilderness
2626
Index
1

10 Marine Medicine
1529
11 Travel Medicine and Expeditions
1807
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About the author (2016)

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.

Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Wilderness Medicine, Director of the MGH Wilderness Medicine Fellowship. attending physician in the MGH Emergency Department , Associate Professor of Emergency at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

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