Synopses & Reviews
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! (4 x 5 1/4, 120 pages, diagrams)
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.
About the Author
is executive director of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, Inc., and author of six wilderness medicine books. He lives in Pitkin, Colorado.
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