Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

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Wilderness Medicine, is not truly  a branch of Aerospace Medicine, but it is easy to see their relation as a distant cousins.  Like the local flight doc, a specialist in wilderness medicine requires an understanding of the patient’s setting and must consider how their patient will respond to abnormal and austere environments.

In summary, like various forms of Aviation Medicine, Wilderness Medicine confronts a normal, healthy human being placed in an abnormal environment. Although the details clearly differ- oxygen deprivation, temperature extremes and health risks associated with life support equipment are just some of the common characteristics shared by all medical disciplines discussed throughout GoFlightMedicine.

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