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Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid Paperback – October 5, 2017
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Now fully revised and updated, Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid is essential reading for any trail user, from trip leaders and guides to EMTs and paramedics.
You’ll learn vital skills, such as:
- How to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation
- How to manage physical symptoms
- What questions to ask to gain necessary vital information
- How to care for woundsand orthopedic injuries, and much more
Packed with useful information, Wilderness Medicine is the ultimate resource for anyone faced with providing immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible.
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Like previous editions, this is a must read for those planning to venture into the wilderness areas where it may take hours or even days to get an injured team member to help. Dr. Forgey covers all the basics, from CPR to simple wound treatment but I don't feel that this book, nor any other, is a substitute for in-person training. The information in this book is all the more valuable once a rudimentary understanding of First Aid is established. He then guides readers through the more advanced techniques needed for more complex situations. I have truthfully never used any First Aid methods beyond applying bandages or blister dressings but it's good to know that I have the information if needed.
I especially like the way the Appendix is segmented in order to logically approach preparations needed the trip at hand. If one is venturing out for a day hike on a well-traversed trail, then a few simple items will suffice and these are covered. On the other hand if the trip is for weeks to the Canadian wilderness then different preparations are necessary. Each situation is covered and Dr. Forgey also reminds us that the preparations needed depend on the skill level and experience of the team.
I am so glad I made this purchase. Thank you once again Dr. Forgey!