From the Back Cover
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.