The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid

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Lulu.com, Dec 1, 2011 - Science - 256 pages
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The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid provides both basic and in-depth information on how to recognize, treat, and manage common injuries and illnesses when professional emergency medical care is an hour away or more. This comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for, what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. This book is great for anyone who works, travels or plays in the great outdoors, and is highly recommended for Scouts, adult leaders, Search & Rescue professionals, outdoor educators, adventure guides and even weekend warriors.
  

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Contents

An Introduction to Wilderness Medicine
3
Emergency Preparedness
21
The Patient Assessment System
40
Shock
62
Cardiac Emergencies
77
Traumatic Brain Injuries
95
Orthopedic Injuries
130
FluLike Illnesses
147
Heat Illnesses
177
Altitude Illnesses
194
North American Snake Bites
207
Bear Safety
213
Drowning and Water Emergencies
219
Stress
228
B Abbreviations and Acronyms
234
Copyright

Poisoning and Toxins
161

Common terms and phrases

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