This conveniently sized guide is an invaluable point of reference for all who travel and take part in outdoor, wilderness and mountain activities. Written by doctors with a wealth of wilderness specific experience, it provides a comprehensive summary of wilderness first aid and medicine - that is, managing accident or illness in remote locations without immediate access to help - giving you confidence in your ability to deal with any situation that may arise.
This established and highly acclaimed book, in its tenth edition, is now published for the first time by Cicerone.
Venturing into remote areas involves a degree of risk. Minimizing these risks, while feeling confident in your ability to deal with any potential injury or illness, is part of the challenge and satisfaction of wilderness travel.
This book is divided into 3 parts:
Part 1. THE FUNDAMENTALS – preparation, prevention, first aid kits and the use of medications and painkillers
Part 2. ACCIDENT AND ILLNESS PROCEDURE – how to deal with any accident and illness, including emergency treatment for life-threatening situations
Part 3. PROBLEMS AND THEIR TREATMENT – specific accidents and illnesses.
The authors’ wilderness experience was gained as mountaineers in Scotland, Norway, the European Alps, New Zealand, the Himalayas and Antarctica.