Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments

Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments

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Discusses medical considerations with respect to mountain environments, high altitudes, and conditions below sea level. Includes researched information and illustrations on human adaptation to these harsh environments and the physical, cognitive, and psychological effects of exposure. Addresses the medical aspects of several special environments: aboard ships at sea, the hyperbaric world of diving, supersonic aviation, spaceflight, and chemical-biological protective suits.The Medical Department is a key element in planning and drills for mass casualty situations, including triage, patient transportation, and emergency communication ... Advanced Trauma Life Support Program for Physicians: Instructor Manual.

Title:Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments
Author:Kent B. Pandolf
Publisher:Government Printing Office - 2001


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