The Bottom Line
Hypothermia Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment provides an easy-to-read text to help emergency responders better understand cold exposures. This is generally not a book for the lay public. This text is a great resource for wilderness training and learning about environmental emergencies. There are extras, like ice rescue and cold weather survival to round out the information.
- Easy to read.
- Plenty of pictures, illustrations, and tables
- Authoritative voice
- Lots of extras, such as rescue tips and cold weather survival
- Not all chapters cite references
- No in-text citations
- Title: Hypothermia Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment
- Authors: Gordon G. Giesbrecht, Ph.D. and James A. Wilkerson, M.D.
- Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98134
- ISBN: 1-89886-892-0
- 12 chapters with the author of each chapter cited, includes an introduction, glossary, and index
- List of references are selected for only four of the 12 chapters
- Includes eight pages of color photos
Guide Review - Hypothermia Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
Hypothermia Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment - 2nd Edition is one of those specialty textbooks that every prehospital professional should have. It covers a narrow topic with enough detail to teach almost anyone something new.
Hypothermia Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries explores both the physiology of thermoregulation in the human body and the pathophysiology of cold exposure. It covers frostbite and hypothermia in depth, as well as providing tips for cold weather survival and rescue.
The information is presented in an authoritative voice by two experts in wilderness medical issues. However, the information presented does not have citations in the text, and some chapters do not have references cited at all. While the authors have impeccable credentials, cited references would have lent even more credibility to the text.