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Pre-expedition medical planning

This information is taken from:

RGS-IBG Expedition Medicine Manual
David Warrell and Sarah Anderson (ed.) Profile Books 2002. 398pp. ISBN 1 86197 434-5.

Important note: This book was published in 2002 so some of the information may now have been revised and most importantly the recommended drugs may also have changed. The latest advice can be found in the Oxford Handbook of Expedition Medicine, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Section 1: Pre-expedition medical planning provides advice and information about everything from what you will need to how to use it.  The key to avoiding accidents and illness is proper planning and preparation.

Pre-expedition medical planning section includes chapters on:

1   What is expedition medicine? 
2  Vaccinations (file no longer available)
3   Expedition medical kits   
4   Expedition first aid training   
5   Legal liability   
6   Medical insurance  
7   Pre-existing medical conditions   
8   Risk assessment and crisis management  

Additional information:

  • Pre-expedition medical questionnaire
  • Crisis management plan
  • Medical assessment questionnaire
  • References and further reading
  • Useful addresses
  • Glossary

· Introduction and contents PDF
· 1 What is expedition medicine PDF
· 3 Medical kits PDF
· 4 First aid training PDF
· 5 Legal liability PDF
· 6 Medical insurance PDF
· 7 Pre-existing medical conditions PDF
· 8 Risk assessment and crisis management PDF
· A1 Medical questionnaire PDF
· A2 Crisis management plan PDF
· A3 Medical assessment questionnaire PDF
· A4 Refs and further reading PDF
· A5 Useful addresses PDF
· A6 Glossary PDF

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