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Mountaineering First Aid : A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care - Jan Carline

Mountaineering First Aid

A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care

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The classic text on mountaineering first aid has been updated to include the latest treatment protocols for backcountry injuries. *Revised to meet the current standards of first aid care by the American Red Cross and the Wilderness Medical Society *Updated figures and drawings that illustrate essential first aid skills *New quick-reference boxes that summarize recognition and treatment of many first-aid problems. This completely revised and updated 5th edition gives you all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild, from serious injuries such as dislocations and fractures to unexpected major illness to weather-related problems. With quick-reference checklists of symptoms and procedures, recommendations on first aid kits and equipment, and more, Mountaineering First Aid will prepare you for anything in the backcountry.

Forewordp. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 10
Injury Quick Reference Guidep. 11
Illness Quick Reference Guidep. 13
Before Going Into the Mountainsp. 15
Defining First Aidp. 16
Causes and Prevention of Injuriesp. 17
Being Preparedp. 20
When an Injury Occursp. 29
Seven Steps for First Aid Responsep. 29
Take Charge of the Situationp. 31
Approach the Patient Safelyp. 34
Perform Emergency Resue and Urgent First Aidp. 35
Protect the Patientp. 45
Check for Other Injuriesp. 49
First Aid for Specific Conditionsp. 65
Preventing Infection in the First Aiderp. 65
Injuriesp. 67
Shockp. 102
Illnesses Related to Environment: Cold, Heat, and High Altitudep. 106
Sudden Major Illnessp. 129
Major Bites and Stingsp. 134
Other Miseriesp. 138
First Aid for Infants and Childrenp. 145
Step 6: Plan What to Dop. 149
Deciding to End a Tripp. 149
Establish Prioritiesp. 150
Planning for First Aidp. 150
Patient Movementp. 151
Deciding to Evacuatep. 156
Step 7: Carry Out the Planp. 159
Sending Out for Helpp. 159
Handheld Radios and Cellular Phonesp. 161
Helicopter Rescuep. 162
Patient Monitoringp. 164
Altering the Planp. 164
Conclusionp. 165
Additional Readingp. 166
Indexp. 168
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ISBN: 9780898868784
ISBN-10: 0898868785
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised