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    DescriptionThe cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care "Wilderness First Responder" is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of backcountry emergencies. It's essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care. This invaluable resource includes expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and "Signs and Symptoms" sidebars designed to help anyone provide immediate care in the wilderness--whenever they are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. It shows how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. Readers will learn how to assess and treat: Airway obstructions Cardiac arrest External and internal bleeding Shock Spine injuries Head injuries Chest injuries Abdominal injuries Fractures and dislocations Athletic injuries Soft-tissue injuries Cold- or heat-induced injuries Altitude sickness Insect bites & stings Diabetic emergencies Poisoning emergenciesAllergic reactions and anaphylaxisAnd much, much more


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    Title
    Wilderness First Responder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Buck Tilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780762754564
    ISBN 10: 0762754567
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: MQF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED026000, SPO030000
    B&T Approval Code: R09503000
    DC22: 616.025
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.02/5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: G65280000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HEA033000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: RC88.9.O95 T545 2010
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    3rd
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, figures
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    Falcon Guides
    Publication date
    02 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook
    Author Information
    Buck Tilton, MS, WEMT, is cofounder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). A regular columnist for "Backpacker "magazine, he is the author of several FalconGuides, including "Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care" and "Medicine for the Backcountry."
    Back cover copy
    "The award-winning guide to medical training for wilderness rescue and self-care""" "Wilderness First Responder "is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of backcountry emergencies, written by wilderness expert Buck Tilton with more than a dozen medical professionals. Thoroughly updated and revised, this teaching manual for the National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness First Responder course represents more than a century and a half of combined experience in wilderness medicine, rescue, and education. It is essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care. This invaluable resource includes expert step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and "Signs and Symptoms" sidebars designed to help you provide immediate care in the wilderness--whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a medical facility. It shows how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate the injured. Learn how to assess and treat: Airway obstructions Cardiac arrest External and internal bleeding Shock Spine injuries Head injuries Chest injuries Abdominal injuries Fractures and dislocations Athletic injuries Soft-tissue injuries Cold- or heat-induced injuries Altitude sickness Insect bites and stings Diabetic emergencies Poisoning emergencies Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis