Wilderness & Travel Medicine (4th edition) is a comprehensive pocket guide that covers the basics of first aid, as well as wilderness medical topics, including improvised medical care. Also includes recommendations for preparing for foreign travel with suggested prescription medications.
First published in 1992, Wilderness & Travel Medicine has been a staple of the emergency first-aid kits sold worldwide by Adventure Medical Kits. With this fourth edition, Mountaineers Books and Adventure Medical Kits have partnered to release an updated, standalone reference for anyone who ventures away from civilization. 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.
Paperback, 224 pages
Dimensions : 4.4 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches - So it's easy to fit in First Aid Kit
Publisher : Mountaineers Books; 4th edition (December 27, 2011)
Language: : English
Author is a nationally recognized expert in wilderness medicine
* Covers both illnesses and injuries
* Includes improvised techniques for when medical supplies aren't on hand
* Every section has been updated and new illustrations added to this edition
The definitive easy to carry guide for remote first aid.