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Wilderness First Responder: A Text for the Recognition, Treatment and Prevention of Wilderness Injuries (General Series) Paperback – July 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: General Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1st edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076270392X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762703920
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. It is a priceless resource for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and all people who work or play far from definitive medical care. Inside this how-to resource are expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and 'Signs and Symptoms' sidebars designed to help you provide care in wilderness and urban settings - whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. You'll learn about patient assessment and patient evacuation and strengthen your ability to improvise when ideal materials are not at hand. The Wilderness First Responder was written by Buck Tilton, co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, with the assistance of more than a dozen medical professionals. It represents more than a century and a half of combined experience in wilderness medicine, rescue, and education. The Wilderness First Responder is a must-have for anyone who may be responsible for the care and safety of self and/or others when immediate access to a hospital is delayed.

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Buck Tilton, born a swamp rat in South Carolina in 1948, crawled out the mud and humidity to co-found the Wilderness Medicine Institute and eventually accept a full-time professorship in the English Department at Central Wyoming College (where he still teaches). His teaching has earned him two Outstanding Faculty awards, the Paul Petzoldt Excellence in Wilderness Education trophy, and the Warren Bowman Award for his contributions to wilderness medicine. With more than three dozen books in print, he continues to love writing, his students, the wild outdoors, and his family--but not necessarily in that order.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bruce on July 6, 2001
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I have read many books and articles on first aid in the wilderness but none compare to Mr. Titlon's commons sense practicle approach. He does a very good job explaining what is approriate in the wilderness versus an urban setting. He also is very explicit in his directions on how to provide care.
Mr. Titlon also does a good job in organizing the book. One chapter feeds into the next.
In general I prefer the WFR course to be a conducted after someone is certified as a medical first responder so that they understand the legal differences. If you need to take both at the same time, this is an excellent course book.
Bruce A. Donato First Responder Instructor K & A First Aid
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 25, 2004
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much of the book is not of up to date usage
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