Chapter

Preparations

Edited by Sarah Anderson

in Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199296613
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199296613.003.0002

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Preparations

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Sarah Anderson

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Sarah Anderson, Jim Bond, Jon Dallimore, Richard Dawood, Peter Harvey, Tariq Qureshi, Barry Roberts, Jane Wilson-Howarth, David Warrell and Shane Winser

Joining an expedition - Human dynamics on expeditions - Role of the expedition medical officer - Ethics of expeditions - Care of local staff - Immunizations - Medical kits and supplies - Medical and first aid training - Medical screening - Advising those with pre-existing conditions - Child health in remote areas - Risk management - Medical insurance - Legal liabilities and professional insurance -

Chapter.  21847 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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