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* Author is a nationally recognized expert in wilderness medicine
* Covers both illnesses and injuries
* Includes improvised techniques for when medical supplies aren't on hand
* Every section has been updated and new illustrations added to this edition
First published in 1992, Wilderness & Travel Medicine has been a staple of the emergency first-aid kits sold worldwide by Adventure Medical Kits. With this fourth edition, Mountaineers Books and Adventure Medical Kits have partnered to release an updated, standalone reference for anyone who ventures away from civilization. Topics covered include everything from CPR, shock, and fractures to head, eye, and dental injuries, poisonous reactions, frostbite, hypothermia, heat illness, and much, much more.
Throughout the text, sidebars provide useful and improvised techniques for specific injuries. In addition, there is "When to Worry" advice explaining how to tell if an injury is advancing in severity, despite attempts to arrest or slow down dangerous symptoms.
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Can't imagine anything better.
Wow, this book thoroughly covers the usual blisters, burns, broken bones, and bleeding plus things like first aid kit contents, proper hydration, signs and symptoms of altitude sickness and hypothermia, and treatment of everything from insect bites to gunshot wounds. And it does so in everyday language with a lot of interesting practical tips (Weiss Advice). The detailed Table of Contents and Index are brilliant, they make it easy to quickly find whatever. If your looking for a guide to assist you with any medical issue while out in the backcountry, on the road, or around the house, Wilderness & Travel Medicine, written by “the nation’s foremost authority on wilderness medicine," is THE BOOK to have.