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Wilderness Medicine: What To Do When You Can't Call 911 (Paperback)



 
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Wilderness Medicine: What To Do When You Can't Call 911
By Clifton Castleman, Phil W. Gardner II, Jennifer Kay

What would you do if your friend or loved one suffered a severe injury or illness while out in the backcountry? Help could be hours or even days away, and they may be looking to YOU to help them until emergency services can be contacted and they can be transported to definitive care.

Used as the course textbook for all wilderness medicine courses taught by Center for Wilderness Safety, Wilderness Medicine: What To Do When You Can't Call 911, is written in a manner that provides both basic as well as in-depth information on how to recognize, treat, and manage injuries and illnesses encountered in a wilderness or remote context. Both common as well as life-threatening conditions are addressed, Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for, what to do in the event of an emergency, and then help direct you in the most appropriate type of care.


A sampling of topics covered in this book include:

  • An introduction to wilderness medicine
  • Risk management, the ten essentials, and emergency preparedness
  • Medical-legal aspects of care, wilderness protocols, and documentation
  • The patient assessment system & human anatomy
  • Respiratory, airway, and breathing emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies and shock
  • Suspected spinal and traumatic brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries, burns & blisters
  • Poisons, toxins, allergies & anaphylaxis
  • North American snakebites, bites & stings, bear safety
  • Weather & environmental emergencies (heat, cold, lightning, altitude, etc.)
  • Backcountry & sudden illnesses
  • Hydration & hygiene issues
  • Gender-specific issues
  • Search and rescue basics
  • Mental health emergencies
  • Drowning & water-based emergencies
  • Pediatric considerations
  • Wilderness first aid kits and pharmacology
  • And more...


ISBN-13: 9781329673915
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Language: English
Pages: 236
Cover: Paperback
Publish Date: December, 2016
MSRP: $39.99 USD

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Lots of good info January 6, 2017
Reviewer: Barry D from Gretna, LA United States  
I teach Wilderness & Remote FA for the American Red Cross. This book has lots of good information that I will use to augment my program. Great job.

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