Medicine for the Backcountry

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9780934802611: Medicine for the Backcountry

When a doctor is far away, even first aid may not be enough. With this book, you'll learn t recognize, treat and prevent the most common major and minor wilderness emergencies. You'll develop skills in patient assessment, wilderness wound management, musculoskeletal injury management (including athletic injuries), chest injury treatment, and the management of other trauma, with emphasis on improvising with what you have. You'll acquire the knowledge to treat problems due to heat, cold, high altitude, bites and stings, and other environmental emergencies. You'll learn to assess and treat allergic reactions, acute abdominal pain, respiratory problems, gender specific emergencies, diabetes, and other medical emergencies, clearly written for easy comprehension. Profusely illustrated. This 2nd Edition of Medicine For The Backcountry contains new material in every chapter, and six new chapters. When a doctor is far away, this book should be nearby.

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When trouble strikes and your group is beyond the reach of 911, you're the one who has to help. Medicine for the Backcountry can prepare you for just about any major or minor medical emergency you might face in the outdoors. Using real-life anecdotes, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations, this invaluable guide shows you how to assess, manage, and care for: bone breaks and fractures, muscular injuries, heat and cold injuries, near drowning, spinal trauma, bites and stings and many other potential maladies. Each chapter also includes The Barehanded Principles - a point-by-point summary of the information you need to know to provide help in a hurry. Use Medicine for the Backcountry as both a practical handbook and a handy reference - and take it with you when your travels take you far from help. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2', 240 pages, illustrations)

About the Author:

Buck Tilton, M.S., EMT Instructor/Coordinator, has been working in outdoor education and pre-hospital care for 25 years. He is executive director of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, Inc., Pitkin, Colorado. His articles on outdoor health and safety have appeared over 400 times in many national magazines. He is an active member of the Outdoors Writer's Association of America, author of eight other books, and a contributing editor for Backpacker Magazine. Frank Hubbell,D.O., EMT Instructor/Coordinator, has ben working in medicine and education for over 20 years. He is in private practice in family medicine and actively participates in mountain search and rescue.

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