NOLS Wilderness First Aid

ISBN-10: 0811728641
ISBN-13: 9780811728645
Edition: 3rd 2000
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Patient Assessment
Introduction
Scene Size-up
Initial Assessment
Focused Exam and History
The Assessment
Extended Patient Care
Final Thoughts
Summary: Patient Assessment
Shock
Introduction
Circulatory System
Shock
Final Thoughts
Summary: Shock
Soft Tissue Injuries
Introduction
Skin Anatomy
Closed Injuries
Open Injuries
Final Thoughts
Summary: Soft Tissue Injuries
Burns and Lightning Injuries
Introduction
Types of Burns
Assessing Burns
Treating Burns
Lightning Injuries
Final Thoughts
Summary: Burns and Lightning Injuries
Fractures and Dislocations
Introduction
Skeletal System
Fractures and Dislocations
Splinting
Final Thoughts
Summary: Fractures and Dislocations
Head, Spinal Cord, and Eye Injuries
Introduction
Central Nervous System Anatomy
Head Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Eye Injuries
Final Thoughts
Summary: Head, Spinal Cord, and Eye Injuries
Chest Injuries
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Injuries to the Ribs
Injuries to the Lungs
Respiratory Distress
Injuries to the Heart
Final Thoughts
Summary: Chest Injuries
Abdominal Injuries
Introduction
Abdominal Anatomy and Physiology
Abdominal Illness
Abdominal Trauma
Abdominal Assessment
Final Thoughts
Summary: Acute Abdominal Pain
Cold Injuries
Introduction
Physiology of Temperature Regulation
Hypothermia
Frostbite
Immersion Foot
Final Thoughts
Summary: Cold Injuries
Heat Illness
Introduction
Physiology
Acclimatization
Predisposing Factors in Heat Illness
Heat Illness
Final Thoughts
Summary: Heat Illness
Poisons, Stings, and Bites
Introduction
Poisons
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Final Thoughts
Summary: Poisons, Stings, and Bites
Marine Envenomizations
Injuries from Marine Animals
Marine Spine Envenomizations
Nematocyst Sting Envenomizations
Final Thoughts
Summary: Marine Envenomizations
Cold Water Immersion and Drowning
Introduction
Cold Water Immersion
Immersion Hypothermia
Drowning
Final Thoughts
Summary: Treatment for Drowning
Altitude Illness
Introduction
Adaptation to Altitude
Altitude Illness
Final Thoughts
Summary: Altitude Illnesses
Athletic Injuries
Introduction
General Treatment (RICE)
Sprains
Tendinitis
Muscle Strains
Final Thoughts
Summary: Athletic Injuries
Gender-Specific Medical Concerns
Introduction
Male-Specific Medical Concerns
Female-Specific Medical Concerns
Assessment Tips
Tips for Women's Hygiene in the Wilderness
Summary: Gender-Specific Medical Concerns
Hygiene and Water Disinfection
Introduction
Waterborne Illnesses
Water Disinfection
Foodborne Illnesses
Final Thoughts
Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies, Seizures, Diabetes, and Unconscious States
Introduction
Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies
Seizures
Diabetes
Unconscious States
Final Thoughts
Summary: Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies, Seizures, Diabetes, and Unconscious States
Hydration
Introduction
Physiology of Water Balance
Final Thoughts
Summary: Hydration
Dental Emergencies
Introduction
Broken Teeth or Fillings
Toothaches
Oral Irritations and Infections
Final Thoughts: Prevention
Stress and the Rescuer
Introduction
Effects of Stress
Stress on the Job
Assessment: Recognizing Stress Reactions
Treatment: Managing Stress in the Field
Final Thoughts
Summary: Acute Stress Reactions
Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication
Introduction
NOLS Leadership Skills
A Wilderness Scenario
Final Thoughts
Appendices
First Aid Kit
Emergency Procedures for Outdoor Groups
Glossary of First Aid Terms
Bibliography
Index

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