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Wilderness First Aid : A Pocket Guide - Paul G. Gill

Wilderness First Aid

A Pocket Guide

Paperback Published: 13th December 2001
ISBN: 9780071379625
Number Of Pages: 164

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A practical, packable source of clear, reassuring first aid advice, "Wilderness First Aid" is the only such guide written by a board-certified emergency medicine specialist."Wilderness First Aid" presents 125 outdoor medical emergencies and succinct, step-by-step treatment advice. Arranged by symptom for easy access, treatments cover everything from blisters to broken bones, heat stroke to hypothermia, snake bites to poison ivy. Direct and to the point, "Wilderness First Aid's" spread-by-spread design gets readers where they need to be quickly--making calm, informed treatment decisions.

Introduction
Assessing and Stabilizing the Trauma Victim
Primary and Secondary Surveys of a Person with Multiple Injuries
The Primary Survey: the ABCDEs
The Secondary Survey
Shock
Is the Victim in Shock?
Treatment
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Choking
Using the Heimlich Maneuver
Chest Pain
Symptoms
Treatment
Soft Tissue Injuries
Open Wounds
Controlling the Bleeding
Cleaning the Wound
Closing the Wound
Skin Avulsions and Flaps
Abrasions
Puncture Wounds
Treatment
Burns
Types
Treatment
Crush Injuries
Contusions
Subungual Hematomas
Musculoskeletal Problems: Bones
Joints
and Muscles
Sprains
Wrists
Hands
Fingers
and Toes
Strains
Fractures
Checking the CMS
Reducing and Stabilizing the Fracture
Splints
Types
Amputations
Dislocations
Types
Head and Neck Injuries
Approaching the Head- or Neck-Injured Patient
Assess the ABCDEs and Mental Status
Cervical
Thoracic
and Lumbar Spine Fractures and Low Back Strain
Head Injuries
Concussion
Intracranial Bleeding
Repairing a Scalp Wound
Evacuation
Making a Decision
Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Chest Injuries
Evaluating the Injury
Types
Abdominal Injuries
Blunt Abdominal Injuries
Penetrating Abdominal Injuries
Eye
Ear
and Nose Problems
Eye Injuries
Corneal Foreign Bodies and Abrasions
Blunt and Penetrating Eye Injuries
Snow Blindness and Frozen Cornea
Ear and Nose Disorders
Swimmer''s Ear
Ruptured Eardrum
Insects in the Ear
Nosebleed
Hypothermia and Frostbite
The Cold Facts
How Heat Is Lost from the Body
How the Body Responds to Heat Loss
Predisposing Causes
Hypothermia
Recognizing Hypothermia
Treatment
Prevention: Dress for Success
Immersion Hypothermia
The Cold
Hard Facts
How Long Will You Last in Cold Water?
Getting Out of the Drink
Frostbite
Predisposing Factors
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
Sunburn and Heat Illness
Sunburn
Heat Illness
Handling the Heat
Types
Prevention
Lightning Injuries
Lightning''s Physical Effects
Flashover Effect
Signs and Symptoms of Lightning Strike
Treatment of Lightning Injuries
Recognizing Lightning Injury
First Response
Group Therapy
Lightning Injury Prevention
What You Should Do in a Lightning Storm
Lightning Myths and Superstitions
Drowning and Near-Drowning
What It''s All About
Definitions
How It Happens
Basic Lifesaving
Throw Him a Rope
Rescue Carries
Treatment
CPR
Postimmersion Syndrome
Spider
Scorpion
Insect
and Snake Bites and Stings
Spider Facts
Black Widow Spiders
Brown Spiders
Tarantulas
Scorpions
Signs and Symptoms of Scorpion Sting
Treatment and Prevention
Blood-Sucking Flying Insects
Mosquitoes
Blackflies
How to Protect Yourself Against Flying Insects
The Numbers Game
Avoidance
Physical Barriers
Chemical Deterrence
Stinging Insects
Sting Operation
Treatment and Prevention
Snakes
Identifying Snakes
Snake Physiology 101
The Cast of Characters
Modus Operandi
Signs and Symptoms of Snakebite
Treatment of Snakebite
Prevention of Snakebite
Plant Dermatitis
Primary Irritant Plants
Thorns
Bristles
Hairs
and Chemicals
Treatment
Poison Ivy Dermatitis
Geographical Distribution
Susceptibility
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
Infectious Diarrhea and Field Water Disinfection Infectious Diarrhea Giardiasis
a.k.a. "Backpacker''s Diarrhea"
Treatment
Prevention
Water Disinfection
Physical Methods
Chemical Methods
High-Altitude Illness
What It''s All About
Acute Mountain Sickness
Too High
Too Fast
Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema
High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
Foot Care in the Wild
Blisters
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Other Foot Problems
Corns and Calluses
Ingrown Toenails
Athlete''s Foot
Wilderness Evacuation
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Evacuation Guidelines
Rescue Carries
One-Rescuer Carries
Two-Rescuer Carries
Litters
Pole Litter
Sleeping Bag Litter
Pole-and-Rope Litter
The Wilderness Medical Kit
What to Take Wound Care Materials
Medicines
Miscellaneous
Index
Symptom Charts Soft
Tissue Injuries Musculoskeletal Problems
Head and Neck Injuries Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Eye, Ear, and Nose Problems Hypothermia and Frostbite Sunburn and Heat
Illness Lightning Injuries
Drowning and Near-Drowning Spider, Scorpion, Insect, and Snake Bites and Stings
Plant Dermatitis Infectious
Diarrhea High-Altitude Illness
Foot Problems
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ISBN: 9780071379625
ISBN-10: 0071379622
Series: Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guide S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 13th December 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 11.43  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18