Skills and knowledge required for assessment and treatment of traumatic, environmental, and medical emergencies in remote geographic or wilderness environments.
Environment un-modified by human activity. Areas in which natural processes operate without human interference.
A republic in central Africa lying between GABON and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and south of Cameroon. Its capital is Brazzaville.
Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or DISASTERS.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
Damage to tissues as the result of low environmental temperatures.
Usually refers to planned scientific data-gathering excursions.
A vertical distance measured from a known level on the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
Multiple symptoms associated with reduced oxygen at high ALTITUDE.
A sport involving mountain climbing techniques.
Visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.
The large subunit of the 80s ribosome of eukaryotes. It is composed of the 28S RIBOSOMAL RNA, the 5.8S RIBOSOMAL RNA, the 5S RIBOSOMAL RNA, and about 50 different RIBOSOMAL PROTEINS.
Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
The period of medical education in a medical school. In the United States it follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the M.D.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
Discussion of documents issued by local, regional, or national governments or by their agencies or subdivisions.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
Rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes generally produce damage paths of 100 yards wide or less, with path lengths of a couple miles.
Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.