This book covers the basics of first aid and medicine for wilderness travel: how to cope when medical care is prolonged in remote settings, from diving to high altitude, from desert to polar, dealing with all common accidents and illnesses. Covers preparation and prevention, first aid kits and indications, dose and side effects of 50+ medications.
This longstanding and highly acclaimed book, now in its 11th edition, should be required reading for anyone venturing into remote areas.
Wilderness travel involves a degree of risk. Minimizing these risks, while feeling confident in your ability to deal with any potential injury or illness, is part of the challenge and satisfaction.
Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine provides the basic information on a multitude of medical problems but is still small enough to take with you whenever you need it.
Part 1 THE FUNDAMENTALS covers preparation, prevention, general care for the sick and injured, the use of medications and pain management.
Part 2 ACCIDENT AND ILLNESS PROTOCOL explains the procedure to follow in any accident and illness situation, including how to deal with life-threatening situations and making a diagnosis.
Part 3 PROBLEMS AND THEIR TREATMENT covers specific accidents and illnesses.
The appendices include a medication chart, suggested first aid kits for different circumstances, how to use the Lake Louise Score, an altitude illness flowchart, sample rescue request forms and a directory of useful contacts and information sources.