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Medicine for Mountaineering

And Other Wilderness Activitites

By James A. Wilkerson, Ken Zafren, Ernest E. Moore

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Format: Paperback, 397 pages, 6th Revised Edition
Other Information: b&w illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 January 2010
Compiled by highly recognised medical professionals in the emergency response and trauma field, the latest edition of "Medicine for Mountaineering" features fully revised and expanded information to help mountaineers weather storms, animal attacks, injuries, and more. With a new foreword by Buck Tilton and updated essentials on reacting to wilderness accidents, the 6th edition includes new chapters on drowning, avalanche injuries, evacuation procedures, eye disorders, lightning, and more. This is the best-selling backcountry medical guide of its kind providing expert information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, plus medications, medical kits, and legal & ethical considerations.

About the Author

JAMES A. WILKERSON, M.D., a mountaineer, whitewater rafter, backpacker, scuba diver, and skier, is the chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee. He is on the editorial board and is a section editor for the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine journal. He lives in Park City, Utah. KEN ZAFREN, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP, FAWM is an emergency physician in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the medical director of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, and a member of the clinical faculty at Stanford University Medical Center in California. He represents the United States on the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine and is the associate medical director for the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal. ERNEST E. MOORE, M.D., FACS, FCCM has been director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center at Denver Health since 1976, and is vice-chairman of surgery at the University of Colorado, Denver. With over 1100 publications, he is editor of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery and associate editor of the Journal of Trauma and American Journal of Surgery.

EAN: 9781594850769
ISBN: 1594850763
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Dimensions: 23.06 x 18.08 x 2.51 centimetres (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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