Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

ISBN-10: 076277858X

ISBN-13: 9780762778584

Edition: 4th

Authors: Jeffrey Isaac

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It is critical for backcountry travelers to have the ability to handle dangerous situations when they occur. This includes a logical, commonsense approach to injury and illness that takes into account the unique aspects of the wilderness setting. This comprehensive reference book, based on the Wilderness Medical Associates curriculum, clearly explains essential diagnostics and first aid procedures necessary for wilderness injuries, including general principles in wilderness medicine; basic life support; medical supplies; wilderness travel; and the newest first aid methods for outdoor situations. It is an essential reference for anyone headed into the great outdoors.
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

About Outward Bound
An Approach to Medical Problems
General Principles of Wilderness Medicine
The Patient Assessment System
Basic Life Support and the Critical Body Systems
Basic Life Support
The Circulatory System
The Respiratory System
The Nervous System
Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Severe Asthma
Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar
The Musculoskeletal System
Skin and Soft Tissue
Environmental Medicine
Cold Injury
Submersion Injury
Altitude Illness
Lightning Injury
Avalanche Rescue
Arthropod Disease Vectors
Backcountry Medicine
A General Approach to Illness
Abdominal Pain
Chest Pain
Nausea and Vomiting
Ear and Sinus Problems
Genitourinary Problems
Respiratory Infection
Dental Problems
Eye Problems
Medicine and Medical Supplies
Pain and Pain Medication
Antiseptics and Antibiotics
Medical Kits
Wilderness Travel
Preparation for Wilderness Emergencies
Rescue and Evacuation
Water Treatment
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Mnemonics
General Glossary
About the Author
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