Wilderness First Aid

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A practical, packable source of clear, reassuring first aid advice, Wilderness First Aid is the only such guide written by a board-certified emergency medicine specialist.Wilderness First Aid presents 125 outdoor medical emergencies and succinct, step-by-step treatment advice. Arranged by symptom for easy access, treatments cover everything from blisters to broken bones, heat stroke to hypothermia, snake bites to poison ivy. Direct ...

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Overview

New in the Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides

A practical, packable source of clear, reassuring first aid advice, Wilderness First Aid is the only such guide written by a board-certified emergency medicine specialist.Wilderness First Aid presents 125 outdoor medical emergencies and succinct, step-by-step treatment advice. Arranged by symptom for easy access, treatments cover everything from blisters to broken bones, heat stroke to hypothermia, snake bites to poison ivy. Direct and to the point, Wilderness First Aid's spread-by-spread design gets readers where they need to be quickly­­making calm, informed treatment decisions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071379625
  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 916,763
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Assessing and Stabilizing the Trauma Victim
Primary and Secondary Surveys of a Person with Multiple Injuries
Shock
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Choking
Chest Pain
Soft Tissue Injuries
Open Wounds
Puncture Wounds
Burns
Crush Injuries
Musculoskeletal Problems: Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Sprains
Strains
Fractures
Dislocations
Head and Neck Injuries
Approaching the Head- Or Neck-Injured Patient
Head Injuries
Evacuation
Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Chest Injuries
Abdominal Injuries
Eye, Ear, and Nose Problems
Eye Injuries
Ear and Nose Disorders
Hypothermia and Frostbite
The Cold Facts
Hypothermia
Immersion Hypothermia
Frostbite
Sunburn and Heat Illness
Sunburn
Heat Illness
Lightning Injuries
Lightning's Physical Effects
Treatment of Lightning Injuries
Lightning Injury Prevention
Drowning and Near-Drowning
What It's All About
Basic Lifesaving
Treatment
Spider, Scorpion, Insect, and Snake Bites and Stings
Spider Facts
Scorpions
Blood-Sucking Flying Insects
How to Protect Yourself Against Flying Insects
Stinging Insects
Snakes
Plant Dermatitis
Primary Irritant Plants
Poison Ivy Dermatitis
Infectious Diarrhea and Field Water Disinfection
Infectious Diarrhea
Water Disinfection
High-Altitude Illness
What It's All About
Acute Mountain Sickness
Foot Care in the Wild
Blisters
Other Foot Problems
Wilderness Evacuation
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Rescue Carries
Litters
The Wilderness Medical Kit
What to Take
Index
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