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Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Gordon Giesbrecht , James A. Wilkerson

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Book Description

Sept. 27 2006
The compact yet comprehensive guide to recognizing, preventing, and treating hypothermia and other cold injuries—now updated with the latest research

· 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.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books; 2 edition (Sept. 27 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898868920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898868920
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.5 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars valuable resource March 13 2014
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This is a well written source of information about cold injuries, and avaluable sorce of research information. A great addition to any library.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!! March 10 2014
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It's the best and most thorough book I've ever read on cold weather survival. Very comprehensive! It's a "must have" to a home library for a person who is preparing for any kind of anticipated emergency. Have read once and re read parts 2-3 times. .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, this a MUST Read Book! June 4 2011
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This is the 2006 updated edition, author James A. Wilkerson, M.D., was one of the authors and the editor of the 1986 edition.

I read the 1986 edition and it was very good. "Book was written to an audience with a variable background. Hikers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, lost children - anyone who is cold, wet, tired and without the proper food, clothing and shelter - can suffer from hypothermia, a lower than normal body temperature that slows and eventually shuts down the body's vital system. This compact, comprehensive book covers hypothermia's causes and effects, and tells how to prevent, recognize and treat it. A chapter on cold water immersion hypothermia is must reading for fishermen, power and sail boaters, rafters, canoeist, and kayakers. Other chapters cover frostbite and other localized cold injuries such as trench foot. Hypothermia occurs more commonly in urban environments than in the wilderness. The very young are more susceptible to hypothermia.. The younger the child , the more rapid the cooling. The elderly produce less heat because they have a smaller muscle mass ... A room temperature of 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) may be inadecuate to prevent chronic body heat loss in the elderly." (Wilkerson, Bangs, Hayward, 1986)

Link to the 1986 edition, if still available: Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Recognition and Pre-Hospital Treatment

Link to US Coast Guard DVD, if available: Hypothermia: What Is Is and How to Treat It

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