Synopses & Reviews
Time is the essential element distinguishing first aid from extended care. When the doctor is far away--an hour or more according to the Wilderness Medical Society--the principles of first aid are often unequal to the task of managing the injured and the ill. This book provides principles for dealing with many serious emergencies and a few common problems. It is intended to be a reminder about what to do for those who have training and a stimulus to learn for those who are untrained.
This book provides principles for dealing with many serious emergencies, and a few common problems, when a doctor is more than an hour away.
Small enough to take in the field, this pocket-sized survival essential will benefit everyone in a wilderness setting. With information on treating shock victims, abdominal pain, sprains, fractures, dislocations and much more, this is an inexpensive way to save someone's life!
About the Author
MS, WEMT, has more than thirty years of experience in first aid and extended care. Known and respected worldwide, he has spent most of his adult life instructing outdoor enthusiasts in wilderness medicine. He is cofounder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming. He has written more than 1,000 magazine articles and authored or coauthored twenty-four books, including Wilderness First Responder
, Medicine for the Backcountry
, and Basic Essentials Rescue from the Backcountry
. In addition to his many writing and teaching responsibilities, Tilton serves as a medical consultant to Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Jackson, Wisconsin. He lives in Lander with his wife, Kat, his son, Zachary, and his daughter, BaoXin Cheyenne.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Action Checklist (3) First on the Scene (4) Shock (5) Spine Injuries (6) Head Injuries (7) Chest Injuries (8) Abdominal Injuries (9) Wound Management (10) Burn (11) Musculoskeletal Injuries (12) Hypothermia (13) Frostbite (14) Heat Illness (15) Lightning Injuries (16) Drowning (17) Bites & Stings (18) Altitude Illness (19) Medical Emergencies (20) Gender Specific Problems (21) Common Simple Problems (22) First Aid for Children (23) Advice to International Travelers (24) Non-Prescription Drugs (25) Prescription Drugs