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Wilderness First Responder: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

by Buck Tilton

Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of emergencies happening in the wild. It's essential reading for wilderness instructors, 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 - whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. You'll learn how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. 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.

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