Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid

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You and your group are on the adventure of a lifetime, far from civilization, surrounded by wilderness. Someone gets hurt or sick. What do you do? With Dr. William Forgey's comprehensive Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid in hand, you can recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies. This illustrated text is essential reading for anyone from trip leaders, guides, and search and rescue groups to EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who must provide immediate care when access to a medical facility ...

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You and your group are on the adventure of a lifetime, far from civilization, surrounded by wilderness. Someone gets hurt or sick. What do you do? With Dr. William Forgey's comprehensive Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid in hand, you can recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies. This illustrated text is essential reading for anyone from trip leaders, guides, and search and rescue groups to EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who must provide immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible. Learn how to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation, what questions to ask to gain necessary vital information, how to manage physical symptoms as well as care for wounds and orthopedic injuries and much more. (5 1/2' x 8 1/2', 256 pages, charts, illustrations)

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Tells how to recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness. This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes. Although much material is useful to the layperson, there are many techniques, including field surgery and suturing, that can be effectively used only by professionals, such as wilderness educators, search and rescue groups, EMTs, and paramedics. The author is president of the Wilderness Medical Society and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762704903
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted February 28, 2009

    good book

    This is a very good book for taking medical action for people who are out beyond quick ER care or for that matter even in home or work environments when you just need to stabilize an injury.

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