Handbook


Dalquest Desert Research Station Handbook:
Health Promotion and Injury Prevention

Betty Bowles, PhD, RNC
William Cook, PhD
Martha Gibson, MSN, RN
Norman Horner, PhD
Lauren Jansen, MSN, RN

 Environmental Hazards

Temperature Related Hazards 

 

Heat

                   Cold 

 Lightning

 Dehydration

 Hypothermia 

 Flash Floods

 Sunburn

 Frostbite

 Landslides / Rockfalls

 Heat Exhaustion

 

 Wind / Sand Storms

 Heat Stroke / Sunstroke

 

 

 

 

 Injuries

 Animal Hazards 

 

 Blisters

 Snakes

Spiders 

 Sprains

 Bears 

 Ticks

 Fractures / Dislocations

 Mountain Lions

 Scorpions

 Muscle Cramps 

 Javelina

 Bees, Wasps, & Ants

 Splinters

 

 

 Bleeding  / Wounds

Plant Hazards

 

 Head / Spinal Injuries

Poisonous Plants

Cactus 

 

 

 

 Emergency Contacts

 References