Wilderness First Responder How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

ISBN-10: 0762728019

ISBN-13: 9780762728015

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Buck Tilton

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The Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. It's essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care. This invaluble resource includes expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and "Signs and Symptoms" sidebars designed to help you provide care in the wilderness--whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. You'll learn how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not at handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. Learn how to assess and treat: airway obstructions, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding, shock, spine injuries, head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, fractures and dislocations, athletic injuries, soft-tissue injuries, cold- or heat-induced injuries, altitude sickness, insect bites and stings, diabetic emergencies, poisoning emergencies, allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, and much more. Buck Tilton, co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), wrote this book with more than a dozen medical professionals. The book represents more than a century and a half of combined experience in wilderness medicine, rescue, and education. Thouroughly updated and revised, this classic first-ever teaching manual for the "Wilderness First Responder" course is a must-have for anyone venturing into the backcountry.
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

List of Figures
Wilderness Emergency Medical Care
First Response and Responsibility
A Brief History of Wilderness Medicine
Wilderness Medicine vs. Urban Medicine
Legal Issues in Wilderness Medicine
Civil Law and the WFR
Legal Considerations
Legal Protection
Patient Assessment and Initial Concerns
Patient Assessment
Stop! Size up the Scene
Stop! Assess the Patient for Immediate Threats to Life
Stop! Complete a Focused Exam and Patient History
Stop! Document and Report the Event
Stop! Monitor the Patient's Condition
Airway and Breathing
Basic Anatomy of the Airway
Assessing the Airway
Foreign-Body Airway Obstruction: Conscious Adult
Rescue Breathing
Recovery Position
Evacuation Guidelines
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Basic Anatomy of the Heart
Cardiac Arrest and CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Adult One-Rescuer CPR
Complications Caused by CPR
Criteria for Stopping CPR
Special Considerations for the Wilderness
Specific Wilderness Situations
Evacuation Guidelines
Types of Bleeding
Body Response to Bleeding
Control of External Bleeding
Internal Bleeding
Evacuation Guidelines
Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Types and Causes of Shock
Stages of Shock
Risk Factors
Management of Shock
Evacuation Guidelines
Spine Injuries
Basic Anatomy of the Spine
Mechanisms of Injury
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
General Assessment of the Spine
Treatment for Suspected Spinal Injury
Lifting and Moving a Patient
Special Considerations for the Wilderness
The Focused Spine Assessment
Evacuation Guidelines
Traumatic Injuries
Head Injuries
Basic Anatomy of the Head
Types of Head Injuries
Levels of Head Injury
Treatment for Serious Head Injury
Evacuation Guidelines
Chest Injuries
Basic Anatomy of the Chest and Normal Breathing
Types of Chest Injuries
General Treatment Guidelines
Evacuation Guidelines
Abdominal Injuries
Basic Anatomy of the Abdomen
General Abdominal Trauma Assessment
Blunt Trauma Assessment and Treatment
Penetrating Trauma Assessment and Treatment
Evacuation Guidelines
Basic Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Types of Fractures
General Assessment of a Fracture
General Principles of Fracture Treatment
Specific Treatment for Upper Body Fractures
Specific Treatment for Lower Body Fractures
Complicated Fractures
Evacuation Guidelines
General Assessment and Treatment of Dislocations
Specific Treatment for Upper Body Dislocations
Specific Treatment for Lower Body Dislocations
Long-Term Care for Dislocations
Evacuation Guidelines
Athletic Injuries
General Assessment of Athletic Injuries
General Treatment of Athletic Injuries
Specific Treatment for General Types of Athletic Injuries
Specific Treatment for Specific Athletic Injuries
Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Evacuation Guidelines
Wilderness Wound Management
Basic Anatomy of the Skin
Types of Wounds
General Wound Management
Management of Specific Wounds
Evacuation Guidelines for Wounds
Wilderness Burn Management
Evacuation Guidelines for Burns
General Wound Infection Management
Evacuation Guidelines for Infected Wounds
Environmental Emergencies
Cold-Induced Emergencies
Heat Production
Heat Loss
Nonfreezing Cold Injury
Evacuation Guidelines
Heat-Induced Emergencies
Heat Cramps
Heat Exhaustion
Prevention of Heat-Induced Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Altitude Illnesses
Acute Mountain Sickness
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema
High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
Prevention of Altitude Illnesses
Evacuation Guidelines
Immersion and Submersion Incidents
Evacuation Guidelines
Lightning Injuries
Mechanisms of Injury
Types of Injuries
Management of the Patient
Prevention of Lightning Injuries
Evacuation Guidelines
North American Bites and Stings
Dangerous Marine Life
Evacuation Guidelines
Diving Emergencies
Physical Principles of Diving
Types of Barotrauma
Other Diving Disorders
Prevention of Diving Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Medical Emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies
Types of Cardiac Emergencies
General Treatment for Cardiac Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Respiratory Emergencies
Types of Respiratory Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Neurological Emergencies
Basic Anatomy of the Brain
Unconscious States
Types of Neurological Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Diabetic Emergencies
Normal Physiology
Diabetic Physiology
Diabetics in the Wilderness
Prevention of Diabetic Emergencies
Evacuation Guidelines
Poisoning Emergencies
Ingested Poisons
Treatment for Ingested Poisons
Inhaled Poisons
Treatment for Inhaled Poisons
Absorbed Poisons
Injected Poisons
General Treatment Guidelines for Poisonings
Evacuation Guidelines
Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
Allergic Reactions
Evacuation Guidelines
Abdominal Illnesses
General Abdominal Illness Assessment
Some Types of Abdominal Illnesses
General Treatment for Abdominal Illnesses
Evacuation Guidelines
Communicable Diseases and Camp Hygiene
Agents of Infection
Communication of Disease
Some Specific Communicable Diseases
Camp Hygiene
Principles of Camp Hygiene
Special Emergencies
Common Simple Medical Problems
Eye Injuries
Ear Injuries
Nose Injuries
Skin Damage
Gastrointestinal Problems
Flu-Like Illness
Solar Radiation Problems
Motion Sickness
Dental Problems
Other Mouth Problems
Gender-Specific Emergencies
General Assessment Guidelines for Gender-Specific Emergencies
Basic Anatomy of the Male Genitalia
Male-Specific Emergencies
Basic Anatomy of the Female Genitalia
Female-Specific Emergencies
Obstetrical Emergencies
Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Obstetrical Emergencies
Normal Childbirth
Complications of Delivery
Evacuation Guidelines
Psychological and Behavioral Emergencies
Normal Responses to Crisis
Critical-Incident Stress
Basic Psychological Impairment
Evacuation Guidelines
Special Concerns
Emergency Procedures for Outdoor Groups
Trip Plans
Evacuation Organization
Managing a Lost Person Incident
Wilderness Transportation of the Sick or Injured
One-Rescuer Carries
Two-Rescuer Carries
Horse Transports
Vehicle Tansports
Wilderness Medical Kits
General Guidelines for Wilderness Medical Kits
Specific Considerations for Wilderness Medical Kits
Oxygen and Mechanical Aids to Breathing
Oxygen and Respiration
Supplemental Oxygen Safety
The Tank
The Regulator
Oxygen Therapy
Airway Maintenance
Passive Delivery
Positive Pressure Delivery
Automated External Defibrillation
Operational Procedures
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Adult Two-Rescuer CPR
Child and Infant CPR
Foreign-Body Airway Obstructions
Rescue Breathing for Children and Infants
About the Author
About WMI and NOLS
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