Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers and Adventurers
The essential guide to emergency medical procedures away from home. The Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook provides easy-to-follow advice on how to prevent, treat and care for illnesses and injuries while outdoors or travelling. Using accurate drawings and a step-by-step format, the authors describe how to effectively assess a situation and what actions to take. The book covers: * Planning and pre-departure tasks, expeditions with children, examining a casualty, medical kit design; * Resuscitation ABCs, loss of consciousness, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, choking; * High altitude sickness, hypothermia, dehydration, animals and insects, drowning; * Wounds and bleeding, neck and spinal injuries, abdominal injuries, fractures, treating pain; * Neurological and psychological disorders, infectious diseases, overdoses, poisoning; * Emergency chest decompression, injections. With its at-a-glance design, pack-ready format and waterproof cover, the Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook is essential equipment for anyone travelling, whether camping with the family or making a solo assault on the Himalayas.
[Review of previous edition: ] An essential and important guide for anyone of any skill level planning to spend quality time outdoors.--June Sawyers"Chicago Tribune" (05/30/2010)
Dr Spike Briggs, BSc, FRCA, is a Southampton-based specialist in intensive care medicine, an advisor on medical support for ocean yacht races and an instructor of advanced life support. Dr Campbell Mackenzie RD FRCP (Edin) is a retired Surgeon Commander, having served in the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve. He has sailed all his life, and is an instructor and examiner for the RYA First Aid course and an advisor, instructor and examiner on medical aspects of yachting to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.