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Pre-expedition medical planning downloads

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 on avoiding accidents and illness through proper planning and preparation.

Chapters from the pre-expedition medical planning section of the manual can be downloaded below.


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Chapter 1: What is expedition medicine?


64 KB

Chapter 3: Expedition medical kits


115 KB

Chapter 4: Expedition first aid training


66 KB

Chapter 5: Legal liability


45 KB

Chapter 6: Medical insurance


56 KB

Chapter 7: Pre-existing medical conditions


94 KB

Chapter 8: Risk assessment and crisis management


69 KB

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