First published in 1992, Wilderness & Travel Medicine has been a staple of the emergency first-aid kits sold worldwide. With this fourth edition, Mountaineers Books and Adventure Medical Kits have partnered to release an updated, standalone reference for anyone who ventures away from civilisation. 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. The author Eric Weiss, MD is a nationally recognised expert in wilderness medicine. It covers both illnesses and injuries. It includes improvised techniques for when medical supplies aren't on hand. Every section has been updated and new illustrations added to this edition.
Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children -- all are potentially at risk of hypothermia or other cold injuries including frostbite and trenchfoot. Cold water immersion is also a major cause of death in boating accidents. Yet as shown in anecdotes from the updated second edition of Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries, many people have died unnecessarily, succumbing to cold effects long before hypothermia sets in. This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. Included is coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. This edition has added chapters on cold water drowning and covers additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. You'll also find strategies for cold-weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.
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