Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Essential for expeditions: mountaineers, hillwalkers and explorers - jungle, desert, ocean and remote areas

Author: Jim Duff,Ross Anderson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625392

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 902

This conveniently sized guide is an invaluable point of reference for all who travel and take part in outdoor, wilderness and mountain activities. Written by doctors with a wealth of wilderness specific experience, it provides a comprehensive summary of wilderness first aid and medicine - that is, managing accident or illness in remote locations without immediate access to help - giving you confidence in your ability to deal with any situation that may arise. All topics are clearly referenced and easy to find, with chapters covering preparation, prevention, accident protocol, diagnosis, treatment and evacuation. From life-threatening emergencies to broken bones and sprains, infectious diseases, food poisoning, envenomation and respiratory problems, the book sets out all the crucial protocol and procedures to follow. It covers a wide range of different environments, including high altitude, desert, polar, tropical and marine, dealing with risk management and a variety of different scenarios. In addition, suggestions for first-aid kits and lists of medications and antibiotics (with dosage) can be found in the appendices. Minimising risks is part of the challenge and satisfaction of wilderness travel. Now in its twelfth edition (the third for Cicerone), Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine is an indispensable companion for all outdoor activities and wilderness expeditions.

Wilderness Medicine

Beyond First Aid

Author: M. W. D. Forgey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8885

Now fully revised and updated, Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid is essential reading for any trail user, from trip leaders and guides to EMTs and paramedics. You’ll learn vital skills, such as: How to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation How to manage physical symptoms What questions to ask to gain necessary vital information How to care for woundsand orthopedic injuries, and much more Packed with useful information, Wilderness Medicine is the ultimate resource for anyone faced with providing immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible.

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook

Author: Grant S. Lipman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 2609

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a handy, quick-reference guide easily accessible with basic wilderness first aid knowledge, but it does not require advanced degrees or experience with medicine and prehospital care. Recognizing that certain knowledge and procedures are outside the scope of a layperson’s training, Dr. Grant Lipman limits the use of technical terms and advanced techniques that may be unfamiliar to some readers or beyond their comfort zone. This system-based, easy-to-follow guide assists the first aid provider when encountering most wilderness emergencies, from cold and heat concerns and blister treatments to high altitude illness and lightning injury prevention—and much more. Typically the most challenging decision in the wilderness environment is when to evacuate a sick or potentially sick person, and as such, each section has detailed decision-making steps to inform you of when to be concerned and when to get out. This guidance is based upon the recent evidence-based consensus statement published by the Wilderness Medical Society on the scope of practice of wilderness first aid. Filled with original, full-color artwork illustrating the techniques and procedures described and with internal-spiral binding and waterproof pages handy for travel into extreme environments, The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a must-have for every back pocket or backpack.

Mountain Weather and Climate

Author: Roger G. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134910959

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 5148

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Author: Chris Johnson,Sarah R. Anderson,Jon Dallimore,Shane Winser,David Warrell,Chris Imray,James Moore

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191066826

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 3900

Revised for its second edition to include the latest national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine continues to be the essential resource forexpedition medics and all well-informed travellers, including gap-year students. Clear and concise, readers can rely on this handbook to provide the knowledge and practical advice they need. It enables efficient preparation and planning before the journey, advises on camp logistics, risk management, and medical problems during the trip, as well as highlighting rare but important risks to those visiting remote areas. Focusing on preventative measures, the handbook also contains chapters dealing with crisis management, emergency care, and evacuation from challenging environments. Now containing more guidance about the obligations of a clinician joining an expedition, and the ethical approach to such work, the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine also provides an increased emphasis on medicine in various extreme environments. With revised and additional illustrations, more colour plates, and an increased use of important algorithms, this edition will give you the confidence and skills you need to travel to any extreme or remote environment. Updated with the support of the Royal Geographical Society, and incorporating the combined knowledge and experience of a team of experienced clinicians and expeditioners, this is a practical, easy-to-use guide to all aspects of expedition and wilderness medicine. Anyone who might ever step into the natural countryside, away from tarmac or gravelled paths, to seek the freedom and beauty of unspoiled nature needs to be aware of the content of this book, to enhance their enjoyment, and minimise the risk of pursuing adventurous travel.

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323169562

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 9369

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach’s critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies! Meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness. Appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care. Compare what you are seeing with line drawings and color plates to quickly and accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, spiders, insects, etc. Rapidly retrieve and comprehend wilderness survival information with the aid of an easily accessible format featuring "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections in most chapters - combined with bulleted lists and text boxes. Improvise with available materials so you can diagnose and treat a myriad of medical situations with step-by-step how-to explanations and the latest practical advice from wilderness medicine experts. Get guidance on the go with online access to the fully searchable text at Expert Consult, plus bonus downloadable files for Survival Kits. Get the wilderness medicine skills you need now with new chapters on foot problems and care, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, Leave No Trace principles, and high-altitude medicine, as well as lists to prepare a variety of survival kits for different settings and patient populations. Improve your competency and readiness with thoroughly revised chapters on shock, maxillofacial trauma, malaria, improvised litters and carries, aeromedical transport, pain management, life-threatening emergencies, and allergic reactions.

Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323032285

Category: Medical

Page: 2316

View: 4108

Nineteen completely new chapters cover such topics as volcanic eruptions and wilderness and endurance events. Packed with practical information that stresses improvisational medicine, the book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the outdoors.

Navigation in the Mountains

The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes

Author: Carlo Forte

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 0954151186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 7590

Navigation in the Mountains - The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders is the official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes. Packed with essential information and techniques, this handbook is split into sections including: all aspects of mountain navigation; the additional techniques required in winter; adaptations in navigation techniques for use overseas; the use of GPS; digital mapping; and the teaching of navigation. This book is the reference tool for all walkers who wish to maintain or improve their navigation techniques as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to help teach and lead others. Its functional design with easy reference colour coded pages, striking illustrations that complement the text and inspiring photographs make this book an indispensable guide. It is the fourth in a series of manuals and has been written and compiled by Carlo Forte, the Chief Instructor at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, and it is published by Mountain Training UK.

Wilderness and Mountain Medicine

Mountaineering Rescue and First Aid Care

Author: Anna G. Brunello,M. Walliser,Urs Hefti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783859023949


Page: 336

View: 7366

The Book of the Bothy

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8109

An introduction to some of the best bothies in the UK. Featuring 26 selected bothies, the author shares her memories of using these free 'stone tents' in some of the country's wildest and most remote locations. Alongside notes on legends and landscape, wildlife and history, the book is full of expert guidance and tips on how to make use of bothies, from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walking routes in. Inspiring and fun, the book showcases bothies in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Pennines, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and Northumberland, and is a personal celebration of the world of bothying. Hidden away in the hills and mountains of England, Scotland and Wales - for years known only to a lucky few - is a network of huts, cottages and shelters. Completely free to use, these secretive refuges can be life-savers, quick stops and destinations in themselves. The network of British bothies is cared for by the Mountain Bothies Association, and day-to-day by the walkers, climbers and mountain lovers who rest there.

The Hillwalker's Manual

A definitive source of reference

Author: Bill Birkett

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849658811

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5460

The leading practical manual for the hillwalker, covering equipment, safety, navigation, survival and photography. The book is split into the following sections: The Hillwalker's World - weather and seasons, physical features, altitude and nature, organisations, hill environment; Equipment - footwear, clothing, rucksacks, winter, equipment care; Navigation - using the map, compass work, other methods of navigation; Techniques - Route planning, preparation, footcare, group leadership, solo walking, walking technique; Survival - being prepared, dealing with natural hazards, accident and rescue; and Photography - cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, film, storage, techniques, sharp photographs, light, composition.

Peak Performance 1

Preliminary PDHPE

Author: Darryl Buchanan,Donna O'Connor,Jo McLean,Karen Ingram,Wayne Cotton,Peter Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420228816

Category: Health

Page: 346

View: 5323

"This is the first book in a comprehensive two-book series designed for the recently revised Stage 6 PDHPE syllabus.It addresses the syllabus by focus question, dot and dash point, providing students with a systematic and thorough coverage of the two courses.Features: contains the most up-to-date information and data necessary to support the study of this popular course models HSC-style questioning throughout contains a useful review section after each chapterNEW - Dynamic CD The CD

MCQs in Travel Medicine

Author: Dom Colbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199664528

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 1757

MCQs in Travel Medicine contains over 600 multiple choice questions with detailed explanations which both teach and challenge the reader. In an easy-to-read format this book is ideal for practitioners in busy day-to-day practices and those preparing for examinations in travel medicine.


The Easy Way

Author: David Anthony Brawn

Publisher: Discovery Walking Guides Ltd

ISBN: 9781899554461

Category: Global Positioning System

Page: 80

View: 4015

Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care

Author: M. D. Forgey,Wilderness Medical Society

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762785365

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 8487

These practice guidelines are the official statement of the Wilderness Medical Society on the best methodology for handling prehospital care for illness and injury occurring in wilderness areas.

Mountaineering in Scotland

The first of W.H. Murray's great classics of mountain literature

Author: W.H. Murray

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1910240281

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 8650

In Mountaineering in Scotland, climber and mountaineer W.H. Murray vividly describes some of the most sought-after and classic British climbs on rock and ice, including the Cuillin Ridge on Skye and Ben Nevis. The book – written in secret on toilet paper in whilst Murray was a prisoner of war – is infused with the sense of freedom and joy the author found in the mountains. He details the hardship and pleasure wrung from high camping in winter, climbs Clachaig Gully and makes the second winter ascent of Observatory Ridge. Murray recounts his adventures in Glencoe and the mountains beyond – including a terrifying near-death experience at the falls of Falloch. Murray’s first book, Mountaineering in Scotland is widely acknowledged as a classic of mountaineering literature. It inspirational prose – as fresh now as when first published – is bound to make a reader reach for their tent and head for the hills of Scotland. He asserts, ‘Seeming danger ensures that on mountains, more than elsewhere, life may be lived at the full.’ This is classic mountain climbing literature at its best.

Bushcraft First Aid

A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

Author: Dave Canterbury,Jason A. Hunt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507202342

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9811

"For people who want to develop their bushcraft skills and survive outdoors, this book provides information for treating injuries and illness while in the wild. It includes tips and information on how to use typical outdoorsman items in case of a medical emergency or survival situation"--

Basic Illustrated Wilderness First Aid

Author: M. W. D. Forgey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 1109

The new Basic Illustrated books are information-packed tools in a heavily illustrated, richly designed, contemporary four-color format. Written for the novice but great as a handy reference for the veteran, these highly illustrated guides distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable packages. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books show you what you need to know. Discover how to: Assemble an outdoor first-aid kit of essential items Soothe bites and stings Deal with hot and cold injuries Wrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated joints Handle backcountry emergencies until professional medical help arrives

Another Planet?

Or Future Earth

Author: D. Patrick Georges

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462802715

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 164

View: 5772

You have no financial or medical concerns and you get to be Head of State one day, but you got to hand over your kids to their grandparents when they are one year old. How would you like to live in such a paradise, son? Decades after his godfather told him this bizarre story, the author--a businessman and professor of management with no interest whatsoever in metaphysics--felt he could no longer keep to himself such visions of future heaven or hell. To write and publish a book is an uphill battle, rarely leading to success. But to con somebody else to write and publish a book surely would deserve the Nobel Prize in perseverance. Such a prize is now posthumously awarded to the author's godfather, Anthony. It took him a total of 64 years in life and death to make his unstoppable resolve to get this book written and published a reality. In 1931, it seemed that Anthony had made it. The owner of two thriving businesses, he now had time to indulge in his passion in the form of a hobby: cars. He chanced upon the decaying carcass of a 1918 one-ton Ford Model TT truck that a farmer used as a chicken coop. The master auto mechanic in him urged him to restore it to its former glory. He rented a large garage near the center of town and with a true collector's detachment began scavenging the area for parts. Without warning, Anthony's happy life started unraveling the following year. At first he acted as if absent-minded. Slowly he started losing interest in his work, including his love for cars. He started going to work late and leaving early. Much to the worry of relatives and close friends, he slept every night in the garage, while his visits to his fiance's house all but stopped. By early 1933 his businesses started sliding into the red. Too honest not to pay his workers, he defaulted on payments to creditors who soon forced him into bankruptcy. As one might expect, his would-be father-in-law gave him a royal dressing down and--much to his daughters chagrin--broke off the engagement. When asked what was wrong, Anthony would reply vaguely that he was visiting another planet where he saw wondrous things that put life on Earth to shame. He began to criticize living and working conditions on Earth, both as he knew them by experience and as he learned about them in those days' media: the press, movies, theater, radio and stories of travelers to other countries. At the same time he changed his appearance and behavior to conform to the standards in force on what he called "that other planet." Needless to say, his antics soon earned him the status of the neighborhood idiot. His friends, even some of his relatives, avoided him like the plague while some openly ridiculed him. Though far from being convinced about the merits of Anthony's tale, the author confessed that as he gained more education and experience, he began to notice the conviction with which his godfather talked about his improbable experience. No doubt to him it was the real thing. There must be some merit in his godfather's tale for two rock-solid reasons, he concluded. First, no man with an eighth-grade education could dream up sophisticated socio-political systems such as those he described as existing on "that other planet." And second, even if he could, he would not have been consistent in his storytelling. Convinced that his godfather's tale should somehow be preserved--though at that time he had no clear reason in mind--the author decided to take a week's vacation and debrief Anthony in a comprehensive, systematic way, much like a research project. Long after Anthony's death and with the encouragement of business associates, unwittingly the process started that enabled the author to finally deliver the promise he gave his grossly misunderstood godfather on the latter's death bed: to write and p