Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care

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* Meets the current standards of first aid care by the American Red Cross and the Wilderness Medical Society

* Updated figures and drawings that illustrate essential first aid skills

* Includes quick-reference boxes that summarize recognition and treatment of many first-aid problems
This fifth edition gives you all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild, from serious injuries such as dislocations and fractures to unexpected major illness to weather-related problems. With quick-reference checklists of symptoms and procedures, recommendations on first aid kits and equipment, and more, Mountaineering First Aid will prepare you for anything in the backcountry.
A faculty member in Medical Education at the University of Washington, Jan Carline has been affiliated with the Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Program (MOFA) for over 15 years. Martha J. Lentz, Ph.D., R.N., is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing, and has been active in the MOFA program for over 20 years. Steven MacDonald, Ph.D, is an epidemiologist in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has taught the MOFA course.
Part of the The Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series! Created for beginning-to-intermediate enthusiasts, this series includes everything anyone would need to know about staying safe and having fun in the backcountry.

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A faculty member in Medical Education at the University of Washington, Jan Carline has been affiliated with the Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Program (MOFA) for over 15 years. Martha J. Lentz, Ph.D., R.N., is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing, and has been active in the MOFA program for over 20 years. Steven MacDonald, Ph.D, is an epidemiologist in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has taught the MOFA course.

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Contains enough common sense safety information to benefit anyone who spends time in the outdoors. (The News-Herald (Willoughby, OH))

The real value of this book is how these principles, concepts, and techniques are presented; that is in a clear, concise, logical, and organized manner that is easy to understand...Anyone who ventures into the backcountry would benefit from reading this book. (TrailWalker)

Contains enough common sense safety information to benefit anyone who spends time in the outdoors. (Willoughby (OH) News-Herald)

Should be part of your outdoor library, read and re-read on a regular basis. (Outside Bozeman)

A good start for people who want to learn about backcountry first aid. (Arizona Daily Sun)

Don't go into the woods without this book. (Sweat magazine)

A classic text on first aid in the mountains, updated with the latest information on treating backcountry injuries. (Bend Bulletin)

Designed to fit into any kit bag. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Practice, practice and more practice cements the book's teachings in mind, and anybody heading into the wilderness ought to be familiar with its teachings. (Sequim Gazette)

[Mountaineering First Aid] guides you through step-by-step procedures that would give most the willies, but in a crisis, would mean the difference between life and death...and it does so in a clear, no-nonsense, no-medical-jargon style that emphasizes the most important issues to consider. ((Asheville, NC) Mountain Xpress)

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