ERIC Number: ED398001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, 1995.
Weber, Holly, Ed.; Thompson, Ken, Ed.
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, v6 n1-6 1995
This document consists of the six issues of the "Wilderness Medicine Newsletter" issued during 1995. The newsletter addresses issues related to the treatment and prevention of medical emergencies in the wilderness. Issues typically include feature articles, interviews with doctors in the field of wilderness medicine, product reviews, notices of upcoming wilderness conferences and training courses, additional resources, and general information relevant to medical services and outdoor activities. Feature articles in this volume cover legal and ethical issues for the wilderness care provider; qualifications of outdoor leaders; high altitude illness; "crush syndrome" following rescue from crevice entrapment; parasitic infestations of humans by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and parasitic worms; hepatitis-A; first aid for children; prevention, recognition, and treatment of hypothermia; items to include in first aid kits; treating chest injuries in the wilderness; and cardiac risk assessment for adventure programs. (TD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Camping, Diseases, Emergency Medical Technicians, First Aid, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Medical Services, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Rescue, Risk Management, Safety, Training, Wilderness
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, P.O. Box 3150, Conway, NH 03818 (1-year subscription, $24; back issues, $3 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
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