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Staying Safe: Backyard to Backcountry : Outdoor Medical Handbook

Staying Safe: Backyard to Backcountry

Outdoor Medical Handbook

eBook | 31 October 2023

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RRP $35.20



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  • Proven topic: Nearly 6,000 copies of the author's Outdoor Medicine quick guide have sold
  • Put your mind at ease with medical guidance from an expert
  • Not intimidating: easy-to-understand instructions that help you assess each situation and decide how to proceed
  • Information organized by type of injury to quickly find what you need to know
  • Concise descriptions of diagnosis, treatment options, and evacuation strategies during backcountry medical emergencies
  • Preventative steps that minimize risk while outdoors, as well as recommended safety items to keep on hand
  • First-aid responses and treatments to a variety of common wilderness illnesses, injuries, and emergency situations
  • Considerations for nature's variable challenges, like limited resources, weather, victim/rescuer capabilities, and evacuation options
  • Variety of gear lists: for families, everyday hikers/backpackers, for longer expeditions, and more
  • Field notes—real stories from the field
  • Expert author is a board-certified surgeon; an experienced mountaineer, ice climber, and rock climber; a kayaker; and a member of a mountain rescue team
  • Treatment strategies based on the latest research from the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the author's experiences
  • Information on what to do and what not to do in an emergency situation
  • Extreme value: potentially life-saving information for under $20

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