The Wilderness First Aid Handbook [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a handy, quick-reference guide easily accessible with basic wilderness first aid knowledge, but it does not require advanced degrees or experience with medicine and prehospital care. Recognizing that certain knowledge and procedures are outside the scope of a layperson’s training, Dr. Grant Lipman limits the use of technical terms and advanced techniques that may be unfamiliar to some readers or beyond their comfort zone. This system-based, easy-to-follow guide assists ...
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The Wilderness First Aid Handbook

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Overview

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a handy, quick-reference guide easily accessible with basic wilderness first aid knowledge, but it does not require advanced degrees or experience with medicine and prehospital care. Recognizing that certain knowledge and procedures are outside the scope of a layperson’s training, Dr. Grant Lipman limits the use of technical terms and advanced techniques that may be unfamiliar to some readers or beyond their comfort zone. This system-based, easy-to-follow guide assists the first aid provider when encountering most wilderness emergencies, from cold and heat concerns and blister treatments to high altitude illness and lightning injury prevention—and much more.   

Typically the most challenging decision in the wilderness environment is when to evacuate a sick or potentially sick person, and as such, each section has detailed decision-making steps to inform you of when to be concerned and when to get out. This guidance is based upon the recent evidence-based consensus statement published by the Wilderness Medical Society on the scope of practice of wilderness first aid. Filled with original, full-color artwork illustrating the techniques and procedures described and with internal-spiral binding and waterproof pages handy for travel into extreme environments, The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a must-have for every back pocket or backpack.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626365377
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,300,646
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Grant S. Lipman, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of surgery in the division of emergency medicine at Stanford
University and associate director of the wilderness medicine fellowship at
Stanford University School of Medicine. He is board certified in emergency medicine, has completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine at Stanford, and has gone on to publish and present numerous articles, book chapters, and original research in the field of wilderness medicine. He has served as president of the American
College of Emergency Physician section of wilderness medicine, provided medical direction for expeditions on numerous continents around the world.
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