ERIC Number: ED430748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, Volume 9.
Weber, Holly A., Ed.
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, v9 n1-6 1998
This document consists of the six issues of the "Wilderness Medicine Newsletter" published during 1998. The newsletter provides medical and rescue information for the non-physician in remote wilderness areas. Issues typically include feature articles, conference and training courses schedules, and personal narratives. Feature articles in this volume cover avalanche awareness; advanced life support in the backcountry; a hypothermia treatment device for search and rescue teams called the charcoal vest; an overview of tick-borne diseases; an overview of insect repellents; a case discussion from a newsletter about mountain medicine; a review of heat illnesses; hyperventilation; using Global Positioning System units; keeping Wilderness First Responder certification current; an overview of trench foot; gender specific emergencies; and environmental problems and acute trauma associated with backcountry skiing. (TD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Camping, Certification, Emergency Medical Technicians, First Aid, Gynecology, Injuries, Medical Services, Outdoor Activities, Physicians, Rescue, Risk Management, Safety, Wilderness
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, P.O. Box 3150, Conway, NH 03818 (1-year subscription, $24; 2-year subscription, $44; back issues, $3.50 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, Inc., Conway, NH.