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Outdoor Emergency Medical Handbook

Outdoor Emergency Medical Handbook

The Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook is an essential guide to emergency medical procedures away from home, and provides easy-to-follow advice on how to prevent, treat and care for illnesses and injuries while outdoors or traveling.
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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 canoeing, hiking, hunting or camping with the family.

    Spike Briggs, BSc, FRCA, is a specialist in intensive care medicine, an advisor on medical support for ocean yacht races and an instructor of advanced life support. Campbell Mackenzie, RD, FRCP, was a surgeon commander in the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve. He is now an instructor and examiner for the Royal Yachting Association First Aid Course.

    240 pages

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