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Exploring the wilderness is both invigorating and potentially dangerous---even the most respectful and cautious outdoor enthusiast can experience an accident or mishap. This book makes sure both novice and expert alike are prepared! This guide can be used by solo travelers or groups to treat injuries and make the victim more comfortable and safe during the time it takes to get professional medical attention. Discover how to apply first aid to a variety of wounds; treat abdominal pains and discomforts; soothe bites and stings; deal with heat and cold injuries; and wrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated joints. In addition, you'll find information on elementary CPR as well as lists of essential items for an outdoor first aid kit.
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book.
Discover how to apply first aid to a variety of wounds, treat abdominal pains and discomforts, soothe bites and stings, deal with heat and cold injuries, and wrap sprains, fractures and dislocated joints. In addition, you'll find a information on elementary CPR as well as lists of essential items for an outdoor first aid kit.
Veteran outdoor author William Forgey, M.D. is engaged in the full-time practice of family medicine and is a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, a lecturer on medical care in high-risk recreation at several universities, and a leader of summer and winter expeditions into northern Canada. A former Boy Scout scoutmaster and Medical Explorer Post and High Adventure Post advisior, he currently serves on the National Health and Safety Committee and as an advisory board member for the Northern Tier High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of fourteen wilderness medicine and camping books, including Basic Essentials: Hypothermia and Wilderness Medicine, now in its fifth edition.