Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
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Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

by Jeffrey Isaac
     
 

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It is critical for backcountry travelers to have the ability to handle dangerous situations when they occur. This includes a logical, commonsense approach to injury and illness that takes into account the unique aspects of the wilderness setting. This comprehensive reference book, based on the Wilderness Medical Associates curriculum, clearly explains essential

Overview

It is critical for backcountry travelers to have the ability to handle dangerous situations when they occur. This includes a logical, commonsense approach to injury and illness that takes into account the unique aspects of the wilderness setting. This comprehensive reference book, based on the Wilderness Medical Associates curriculum, clearly explains essential diagnostics and first aid procedures necessary for wilderness injuries, including general principles in wilderness medicine; basic life support; medical supplies; wilderness travel; and the newest first aid methods for outdoor situations. It is an essential reference for anyone headed into the great outdoors.

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A clear, practical first-aid guide for use in the wilderness. Early chapters explain general principles of wilderness medicine and the major body systems. Later chapters detail appropriate responses to injuries and conditions involving the bones and soft tissue, toxins and allergies, environmental medicine, and common symptoms and medical problems. Final chapters discuss medicine and medical supplies and wilderness rescue, evacuation, and helicopter safety. Includes case histories, a glossary, and b&w drawings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762778584
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Outward Bound Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
285,778
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Isaac is a senior instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates and an experienced physician assistant with an interest in remote and extreme environments. In his many years of medical practice, he has served as an ambulance medic, fire/rescue crewman, professional ski patroller, and emergency department practictioner. For more than twenty seasons he was an instructor and course director with Outward Bound. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado. Other OB (fall 2012 and earlier) titles include: Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook 3rd Outward Bound Ropes, Knots & HitchesOutward Bound Backcountry CookingOutward Bound Wilderness First Aid Maunal 3rd

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