Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care / Edition 5

Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care / Edition 5

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by Jan D. Carline, Martha J. Lentz, Steven C. MacDonald
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0898868785

ISBN-13: 9780898868784

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

Mountaineering First Aid provides you with all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild -- from serious injuries and minor cuts and bruises to weather-related problems and unexpected major illness. Long used as a primary resource for the MOFA course, developed in 1968 by The Mountaineers in conjunction with the American

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Mountaineering First Aid provides you with all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild -- from serious injuries and minor cuts and bruises to weather-related problems and unexpected major illness. Long used as a primary resource for the MOFA course, developed in 1968 by The Mountaineers in conjunction with the American Red Cross Serving King and Kitsap Counties in Washington State, this completely updated edition will prepare you for anything in the backcountry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868784
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Mountaineers Outdoor Basics Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
689,322
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword8
Acknowledgements9
Introduction10
Injury Quick Reference Guide11
Illness Quick Reference Guide13
Chapter 1Before Going Into the Mountains15
Defining First Aid16
Causes and Prevention of Injuries17
Being Prepared20
Chapter 2When an Injury Occurs29
Seven Steps for First Aid Response29
Step 1Take Charge of the Situation31
Step 2Approach the Patient Safely34
Step 3Perform Emergency Resue and Urgent First Aid35
Step 4Protect the Patient45
Step 5Check for Other Injuries49
Chapter 3First Aid for Specific Conditions65
Preventing Infection in the First Aider65
Injuries67
Shock102
Illnesses Related to Environment: Cold, Heat, and High Altitude106
Sudden Major Illness129
Major Bites and Stings134
Other Miseries138
First Aid for Infants and Children145
Chapter 4Step 6: Plan What to Do149
Deciding to End a Trip149
Establish Priorities150
Planning for First Aid150
Patient Movement151
Deciding to Evacuate156
Chapter 5Step 7: Carry Out the Plan159
Sending Out for Help159
Handheld Radios and Cellular Phones161
Helicopter Rescue162
Patient Monitoring164
Altering the Plan164
Conclusion165
Additional Reading166
Index168

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Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
been used as a textbook in some outdoor classes