Basic Essentials Wilderness First Aid

Basic Essentials Wilderness First Aid

by William W. Forgey M.D.
     
 

For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic

Overview

For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to:Assemble an outdoor first-aid kit of essential itemsSoothe bites and stingsDeal with hot and cold injuriesWrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated jointsHandle backcountry emergencies until professional medical help arrives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762741410
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Basic Essentials Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
943,598
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Veteran outdoor author William Forgey, M.D. is engaged in the full-time practice of family medicine and is a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, a lecturer on medical care in high-risk recreation at several universities, and a leader of summer and winter expeditions into northern Canada. A former Boy Scout scoutmaster and Medical Explorer Post and High Adventure Post advisior, he currently serves on the National Health and Safety Committee and as an advisory board member for the Northern Tier High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of fourteen wilderness medicine and camping books, including Basic Essentials: Hypothermia and Wilderness Medicine, now in its fifth edition.

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