Wilderness First Aid Emergency Care for Remote Locations

ISBN-10: 0763751456
ISBN-13: 9780763751456
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Completely revised, the Third  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 369
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Completely revised, the Third Edition contains updated information on first aid training and complies with current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.

Bruce Paton is a retired cardiac surgeon & wilderness medicine expert. He has accompanied expeditions as a trip doctor to Alaska, South America, Africa & Nepal. An avid outdoorsman, Paton has contributed to numerous texts & articles related to backcountry medicine, including "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations". He is a former chairman of the Colorado Outward Bound School, as well as a past president of the Wilderness Medicine Society. He resides in Denver.

Introduction to Wilderness First Aid
What Is Wilderness?
What Is Wilderness First Aid?
Legal and Ethical Issues
Psychological and Emotional Issues
Infectious Disease Precautions
Immunizations
Travel Medical Insurance
Action at an Emergency
Approaching a Victim
Mechanisms of Injury
Getting to Victims
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Wildland Fires
Animals
Confined Spaces
Moving a Victim
Extrication From Difficult Locations
Seeking Help
Guidelines for Evacuation
Victim Assessment and Urgent Care
Assessment
Scene Survey
Initial Assessment
Victim's History
Vital Signs and Physical Exam
Ongoing Assessment
Multiple-Victim Incidents (Triage)
Care of Bleeding, Wounds, and Burns
Bleeding
Wounds
Burns
Dressings and Bandages
Dressings
Bandages
Applying and Removing a Dressing
Bandaging Techniques
Head and Facial injuries
Injuries of the Scalp and Face
Eye Problems
Ear Problems
Nose Injuries
Throat Obstruction
Jaw Injuries
Injuries of the Lips and Tongue
Dental Problems
Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
Bone Injuries
Joint Injuries
Muscle Injuries
Specific Bone and Joint Injuries
Upper Extremity Injuries
Lower Extremity Injuries
Spinal Injuries
Guidelines for Evacuation of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Circulatory Emergencies
Anatomy and Physiology
Shock
Internal Bleeding
Heart Disease and Chest Pain
Respiratory Emergencies
Anatomy and Physiology
Chest Injury
Respiratory Illnesses
Neurologic Emergencies
Anatomy and Physiology
The Unresponsive Victim
The Responsive Victim
Head Injury
Other Neurologic Problems
Abdominal Emergencies
Anatomy of the Abdomen
Abdominal Injuries
Abdominal Illnesses
Evacuation Guidelines for Abdominal Problems
Diabetic Emergencies and Allergic Reactions
Diabetic Emergencies
Acute Complications of Diabetes
Allergic Reactions
Genitourinary Problems
Female Problems
Emergency Delivery
Pregnancy and Wilderness Travel-General Considerations
Male Problems
Guidelines for Evacuation of Genitourinary Problems
Physical and Environmental Hazards
Acclimatization
Acute Mountain Sickness
Cold Injury
Heat Illness
Lightning Injury
Poisons, Toxins, and Poisonous Plants
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Toxic Plants and Poisons
Plant-Induced Dermatitis
Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snake Bites
Animal Bites
Human Bites
Snake Bites
Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings
Spider Bites
Scorpion Stings
Centipede Bites
Tick Bites
Mosquito Bites
Lice
Insect Stings
Insect Repellents
Water Emergencies
Scuba Diving Injuries
Marine Animal Stings
CPR Basics
CPR
Infants
Airway Obstruction and Choking
First Aid Equipment and Supplies
Field Water Disinfection
Methods of Water Disinfection
Special Techniques for Water Disinfection
Choice of Technigue
Camp Hygiene
Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
Replacement of Intestinal Fluid Losses
Improving the Odds of Survival
Clothing
Shelter
Water and Food
Heat
Light
Route Finding and Navigation
Travel Aids
Tools and Repair Kit
Communication Equipment
Index
Image Credits

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