Synopses & Reviews
Someone is injured or sick, and you are the first person there who can help. Whether performing CPR, assessing spine injury, or applying a tourniquet, you need to know exactly what to do. Enter Knack First Aid. With full-color photos and clear, step-by-step instructions throughout, it makes mastering the basics easier than ever. Youll learn all of the most common injuries and illnesses: how to recognize them, how to manage them, and, often, how to prevent them. First aid requires more than a desire to help—it requires plenty of skill. Knack First Aid gives you the tools to begin making this possible.Inside you'll find 450 full-color photos covering:CPR * Bleeding & Shock * Spine, Head & Chest Injuries * Fractures, Wounds & Burns * Cardiac Poisoning * Allergies * Altitude * Heat & Cold * Bites & Stings
Knack First Aid covers the most common injuries and illnesses, how to recognize them, how to manage them and, when appropriate, how to prevent them. By Buck Tilton, a trusted first responder and first aid expert who is the author of many FalconGuides and two Knack books, it also covers CPR and other emergencies that require immediate action if a life is to be saved. In addition, emergencies that are not always considered common, such as ones involving mental health, are discussed. Extensive, step-by-step photography takes the reader further than any such previous first aid guide.
Knack First Aid covers the most common injuries and illnesses, how to recognize them, how to manage them and, when appropriate, how to prevent them.
About the Author
, a leading wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker
magazine columnist, is the author of Backcountry First Aid
and Wilderness First Responder
(both FalconGuides), as well as Knack Hiking and Backpacking
and Knack Knots You Need.
He teaches at Central Wyoming College. Stephen Gorman
is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include The American Wilderness
. His work has appeared in several Knack how-to books, including Knack Canoeing for Everyone
and Knack Car Camping for Everyone
, as well as Outside
. Eli Burakian
, a freelance photographer previously contributed to Knack Dog Care & Training
and Knack Chess for Everyone