Stackpole Books NOLS Wilderness Medicine
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You're two days from a trailhead and your friend just broke his arm. It's a good thing you brushed up on your skills with the NOLS Wilderness Medicine and you know what to do. A must for anyone who ventures far from civilization, this book teaches you the tools and techniques needed to help your partner through a wide range of injuries and get back to the road in one piece.
This revised edition of NOLS Wilderness First Aid reflects the changing field of wilderness medicine. Designed as a field textbook for the NOLS wilderness first aid curriculum, it helps train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize a severely ill or injured patient for evacuation. A vital resource for outdoor enthusiasts, this book covers fundamental topics in first aid--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury. It explains how to handle environmental problems posed by heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals. Also discussed are issues related to expedition medicine as well as leadership, teamwork, and communication for rescue groups. While risk can be minimized through good judgment, skills, and experience, being prepared for emergencies in the wild is an essential component of good outdoor leadership.Make informed decisions about medical treatment and urgency of transportCurrent up to date info on injuries and illnessesEssential items and suggestions for packing a standard first aid kitTwo new chapters on common non-urgent medical problems and legal issuesBinding - PaperAuthor - Tod Schimelpfenig, Joan Safford - IllustratorPages - 352Publisher - StackpoleYear - 2006ISBN - 9780811733069