Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care
The Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 169 pages
An essential guide for all mountaineers, now updated to reflect the latest Red Cross standards, includes information on treating all forms of injuries that may be encountered in the wilderness, from dislocations to major illness. Original.
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Page 10 - Readers should also be aware that the information and first aid skills provided in this book are intended for use in the contexts described. The authors and publisher disclaim any liability for injuries that may result from the use of this information, correct or otherwise.