Emergencies—serious illness and collapse

Edited by Jon Dallimore and Chris Johnson

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:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Emergencies—serious illness and collapse

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Jon Dallimore and Chris Johnson


Sundeep Dhillon, Mike Grocott, Stephen Hearns, Hugh Montgomery, Julian Thompson, and David Warrell

The collapsed patient - Medical emergencies - Basic life support (CPR) - Resuscitation in the wilderness - Choking - Recovery position - Shock - Management of the shocked patient - Types of shock - Chest pain - Shortness of breath - Coma - Headache - Delirium/confusion - Convulsions - Diabetic emergencies - Gastrointestinal bleeding - Fever -

Chapter.  8367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine ; Emergency Medicine

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