Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook
First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers, AdventurersBook - 2010
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 traveling. 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 traveling, whether camping with the family or making a solo assault on the Himalayas.