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Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers & Adventurers

Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers & Adventurers

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Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers & Adventurers

Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers & Adventurers

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Product Overview

Product No:
23970
Author:
Dr. Spike Briggs & Dr. Campbell Mackenzie
Publisher:
Firefly Books
ISBN:
9781554076017
Edition:
1st Edition
Edition Date:
January 2010
Pages:
240
Size:
135 x 235 x 18 mm
Weight:
840 g
Format:
Hardcover
Sales Rank:
7593 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

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.

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