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NOLS Wilderness Medicine / Edition 4
     

NOLS Wilderness Medicine / Edition 4

by Tod Schimelpfenig, Joan Safford
 

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ISBN-10: 0811733068

ISBN-13: 9780811733069

Pub. Date: 07/20/2006

Publisher: Stackpole Books

"One of the finest first aid books I've seen." -- Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society

  • Make informed decisions about medical treatment and urgency of transport
  • Essential items and suggestions for packing a standard first aid kit
  • Two new chapters on common non-urgent medical problems and legal issues

    This revised edition of NOLS Wilderness

  • Overview

    "One of the finest first aid books I've seen." -- Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society

  • Make informed decisions about medical treatment and urgency of transport
  • Essential items and suggestions for packing a standard first aid kit
  • Two new chapters on common non-urgent medical problems and legal issues

    This revised edition of NOLS Wilderness First Aid reflects the changing field of wilderness medicine. Designed as a field textbook for the NOLS wilderness first aid curriculum, it helps train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize a severely ill or injured patient for evacuation. A vital resource for outdoor enthusiasts, this book covers fundamental topics in first aid--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury. It explains how to handle environmental problems posed by heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals. Also discussed are issues related to expedition medicine as well as leadership, teamwork, and communication for rescue groups. While risk can be minimized through good judgment, skills, and experience, being prepared for emergencies in the wild is an essential component of good outdoor leadership.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811733069
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    07/20/2006
    Series:
    NOLS Library Series
    Edition description:
    Fourth Edition
    Pages:
    336
    Product dimensions:
    5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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