Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

by Jim Duff
     
 

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This is a long established guide to first aid in the wild when you depend entirely on your own knowledge and resources. Now in its tenth edition, and fist edition published by Cicerone. Written by doctors with major outdoor experience.

This guide to first aid sets out clearly the protocols and procedures to follow.
* Preparation of first aid kits,

Overview

This is a long established guide to first aid in the wild when you depend entirely on your own knowledge and resources. Now in its tenth edition, and fist edition published by Cicerone. Written by doctors with major outdoor experience.

This guide to first aid sets out clearly the protocols and procedures to follow.
* Preparation of first aid kits, and good preventative practice.
* Dealing with life-threatening emergencies.
* Specific injuries, such as head injuries, burns, broken bones, sprains.
* Problems associated with location, such as cold or hot weather, altitude, dehydration, food poisoning and digestive disorders, infectious diseases, bites and stings, rashes and respiratory problems.

All topics are clearly referenced, and easy to refer to. An invaluable point of reference for all who travel and take part in outdoor, wilderness and mountain activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852847159
Publisher:
Cicerone Press
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jim has more than 30 years experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine, first aid and leadership in the Himalayas. He was doctor on Chris Bonington's 1975 Expedition, which made the first ascent of Everest's Southwest face, and on the Australian first ascent of the North face of Everest in 1984. As well as expeditions to K2 and Changabang, Jim has climbed in the UK, Alps, Norway, NewZealand and North America.

Dr Peter Gormly was a mountaineer and orthopaedic surgeon who was involved in safety, first aid and health issues in Antarctica for many years.

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