Medicine for the Backcountry

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When trouble strikes and your group is beyond the reach of 911, you're the one who has to help. Medicine for the Backcountry can prepare you for just about any major or minor medical emergency you might face in the outdoors. Using real-life anecdotes, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations, this invaluable guide shows you how to assess, manage, and care for: bone breaks and fractures, muscular injuries, heat and cold injuries, near drowning, spinal trauma, bites and stings and many other potential ...

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Overview

When trouble strikes and your group is beyond the reach of 911, you're the one who has to help. Medicine for the Backcountry can prepare you for just about any major or minor medical emergency you might face in the outdoors. Using real-life anecdotes, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations, this invaluable guide shows you how to assess, manage, and care for: bone breaks and fractures, muscular injuries, heat and cold injuries, near drowning, spinal trauma, bites and stings and many other potential maladies. Each chapter also includes The Barehanded Principles - a point-by-point summary of the information you need to know to provide help in a hurry. Use Medicine for the Backcountry as both a practical handbook and a handy reference - and take it with you when your travels take you far from help. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2', 240 pages, illustrations)

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Writing especially for the lay reader, EMT instructors and medical educators Tilton and Hubbell discuss primary and secondary assessment on a wide range of injuries and illness from blisters to cardiac arrest. In the third edition, they include new sections on the Heimlich maneuver, preventing diarrhea, the safety of DEET, and removing fishhooks. The only previous copyright date given is 1994. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762705276
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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