ISBN-10: 0763751456
ISBN-13: 9780763751456

Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations

Author(s): AAOS Staff, Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 300
Edition: 3rd
Published: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc. - July 28, 2007

Developed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations, Third Edition provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is more than an hour away. Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive training program will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and describe the most appropriate type of care. The Third Edition has been completely revised, updated, and complies with current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.

Also new to this edition:

 

  • Clearer, simpler language that is more accessible to the layperson
  • Treatment information is updated to meet current medical standards
  • New photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step Skill Drills
  • Decision Tables at the end of each chapter provide a concise summary of what signs first aid personnel should look for and what treatment steps they should take

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