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Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries

Prevention, Survival, Rescue and Treatment

Giesbrecht Gordon G. ; Wilkerson James A. ; Gravatt Andrea R.


Editeur - Casa editrice

Mountaineers Books

Montagna
Ladakh
Himalaya
Nepal

Città - Town - Ville

London, Seattle, Leicester

Anno - Date de Parution

2006

Pagine - Pages

141

Lingua - language - langue

eng

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Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue and Treatment

Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries  

· A vital resource for search and rescue professionals and physicians as well as
· outdoor enthusiasts
· Adds four new chapters to cover additional cold injuries and strategies for survival

Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children-all are potentially at risk of hypothermia or other cold injuries including frostbite and trenchfoot. Cold water immersion is also a major cause of death in boating accidents. Yet as shown in anecdotes from the updated second edition of "Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries", many people have died unnecessarily, succumbing to cold effects long before hypothermia sets in.

This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. The new second edition includes expanded coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. There are new chapters on cold water drowning and covering additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. Other new chapters present strategies for cold weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.

 



Recensione in lingua italiana

Riedizione di un interessante volumetto uscito negli anni 80. Nel leggerlo mi ero stupito perché gli studi erano stati fatti su casi di sciatori travolti da valanghe o di cacciatori dispersi nei boschi, ma la gran parte della casistica riguardava studi fatti sui poveri pensionati USA. Gente ridotta in tali condizioni di indigenza da spegnere il riscaldamento perché non avevano soldi. Assideravano dentro la loro stessa casa!