Wilderness First Aid:

ISBN-10: 1449642187

ISBN-13: 9781449642181

Edition: 2012

Authors: Aaos

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Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations, Fourth Edition provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. 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 Fourth Edition contains updated information on first aid training and meets the 2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.The text also includes:• Expanded information on heat and cold emergencies • Updated guidelines for managing snake bite emergencies • New information on managing diabetic emergencies • Skill sheets providing step-by-step visual reviews of procedures discussed• Flow charts reinforcing the decision-making process and appropriate procedures• Decision tables provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take• Outstanding photography and illustrations
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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
Mechanism (Cause) 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
Signaling for Help
Victim Assessment and Urgent Care
Assessment
Scene Size-up
Primary Assessment
History Taking
Physical Exam
Reassessment
Multiple-Victim Incidents (Triage)
Care of Bleeding, Wounds, and Burns
Controlling Bleeding
Types of Wounds
Cleaning a Wound
Wound Irrigation
Evaluating Function
Wound Closure
Wound Infection
Special Wounds
Blisters
Closed Wounds-Bruises
Impaled (Embedded) Objects
Gunshot Wounds
Wounds Requiring Evacuation
Burn Classification
Electrical Burns
Sunburn
Dressings and Bandages
Dressings
Bandages
Applying and Removing a Dressing
Bandaging Techniques
Head and Facial Injuries
Scalp Wounds
Facial Wounds
Facial Fracture
Contact Lenses
Dry Eye
Infection
Nonpenetrating Injury
Foreign Body
Scratch
Ultraviolet Burn (Snow Blindness)
Chemical Burn
Bruising
Frozen Eyelashes
Open Injury (Penetrating)
Impaled Object
Eyelid Injury
What to Look For
What to Do
Lost Eyeglasses
Foreign Body in the Ear
Nosebleed
Broken Nose
Swallowed Foreign Body
Fracture
Dislocation
Cuts on the Lips and Tongue
Toothache
Cavities
Abscess
Avulsed (Knocked-Out) Tooth
Bone, Joint, and Muscle injuries
Assessment
Treatment
Open Fractures
Dislocations
Sprains
Strains and Tendon Injuries
Muscle Cramps
Specific Bone and Joint Injuries
Shoulder Injury
Shoulder Dislocation
Upper Arm Injury
Elbow Injury
Lower Arm Injury
Hand Injury
Finger Dislocation and Fractures
Hip Injury
Pelvic Injury
Thigh Injury
Knee Injury
Lower Leg injury
Ankle Injury
Foot Injury
Toe Injury
Assessing and Treating Spinal Injuries
Moving a Victim With a Spinal Injury
When to Remove Spine Immobilization
Circulatory Emergencies
Anatomy and Physiology
Shock
Internal Bleeding
Heart Disease and Chest Pain
Respiratory Emergencies
Assessment and Treatment of Chest Injuries
Rib Fractures
Pneumothorax or Hemothorax
Tension Pneumothorax
Open Injury
Chest Pain
Chest Wall Pain
Asthma
Colds
Bronchitis
Pneumonia
Benign Hyperventilation
Neurologic Emergencies
Causes and Treatment for Unresponsive Conditions
Concussion
Head Injury With Delayed Deterioration
Severe Diffuse Brain Injury
Skull Fractures
Stroke
Seizures
Simple Fainting
Headache
Migraine
Diabetes
Abdominal Emergencies
Closed Injuries
Open Injuries
Hernia
Pain
Appendicitis
Nausea and Vomiting
Diarrhea
Constipation
Bloody Stools and Hemorrhoids
Diabetic Emergencies and Allergic Reactions
Diabetes
Acute Complications of Diabetes
Severe Allergic Reactions (Anaphylactic Shock)
Allergic Rhinitis
Hives
Genitourinary Problems
Vaginitis
Vulvar Irritation
Problems With Urination
Missed Menses
Heavy or Prolonged Vaginal Bleeding
Vaginal Bleeding While on Hormonal Contraceptives
Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy
Low Abdominal Pain
Pain Due to Infections
Pain With Internal Bleeding From Ruptured Cyst or Ectopic Pregnancy
Pain Associated With Pregnancy
Problems With Urination
Bloody Urine
Frequent Urination
Inability to Urinate
Testicular Pain
Pain and Swelling of Foreskin
Kidney Stone
Physical and Environmental Hazards
Immediate Changes of Acclimatization
Late Changes of Acclimatization
Predicting AMS
Prevention of AMS
High-Altitude Climbing
AMS
High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema
Hypothermia
Mild Hypothermia
Severe Hypothermia
Deep Hypothermia
Immersion Hypothermia
Frostbite
Frostnip
Immersion (Trench) Foot
Chilblains
Heat Exhaustion
Heatstroke
Heat Cramps
Other Heat Illnesses
Lightning Safety Guidelines
Injuries Caused By Lightning
Poisons, Toxins, and Poisonous Plants
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Toxic Plants and Poisons
Plant-Induced Dermatitis
Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snake Bites
Wild Animals
Domestic Animals
Rabies
Treating Human Bites
Pit Viper Snake Bite
Coral Snake Bite
Nonpoisonous Snake Bite
Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings
Black Widow Spider
Brown Recluse Spider
Tarantula
Recognizing a Scorpion and Its Sting
Assessing and Treating Centipede Bites
Assessing and Treating Tick Bites
Lyme Disease
Assessing and Treating Insect Stings
Water Emergencies
Breathing-Gas Problems
Decompression Illnesses (Dysbarism)
Portuguese Man-of-War, Jellyfish, Sea Anemone
CPR Basics
CPR in the Wilderness
When to Start CPR
When to Give Prolonged CPR (longer than 30 minutes)
When Not to Start CPR
When to Stop CPR
CPR
Airway Obstruction in a Responsive Adult (8 Years and Older) or Child (1 to 8 Years)
Responsive Infant With Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (Choking)
First Aid Equipment and Supplies
Water Disinfection
Field Techniques for Water Treatment
The Preferred Technique
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
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