Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine


Basic first aid techniques for those travelling in wilderness areas.

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine
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Basic first aid techniques for those travelling in wilderness areas. Deals with fundamentals such as preparation, prevention, first aid kits and the use of medications and painkillers; and provides details on how to deal with a variety of accidents and illnesses.

Wilderness travel 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. Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine provides the basic information on a multitude of medical problems but is still small enough to take with you whenever you need it.

Part 1: The Fundamentals
1. Prevention.
2. Positioning and moving a victim.
3. Medications – what you need to know.
4. Pain management.

Part 2: Accident and Illness Protocol
5. Accident and illness protocol in a wilderness setting.
6. Primary survey – dealing with life-threatening emergencies.
7. Primary survey for specific situations.
8. Shock prevention and stabilization.
9. Secondary survey – working out what the problem is.
10. Evacuation.

Part 3: Problems and their Treatment
11. Spinal and head injuries.
12. Burns.
13. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains and strains.
14. Wounds.
15. Bites, stings and nasty plants.
16. Cold weather problems.
17. Hot weather problems.
18. Dehydration.
19. Diarrhoea and food poisoning.
20. Abdominal (belly) problems.
21. Respiratory problems.
22. Altitude illness – AMS, HACE and HAPE.
23. Drowning and diving problems.
24. Infectious diseases.
25. Eyes, ears and mouth.
26. Skin problems.
27. Gender-specific problems and STIs.
28. Other problems.

Appendix 1 Chart of medications.
Appendix 2 Antibiotics.
Appendix 3 Rescue request form.
Appendix 4 Marine envenomation.
Appendix 5 Altitude illness flowchart.
Appendix 6 Lake Louise Score (LLS).
Appendix 7 Avalanche rescue flow chart.
Appendix 8 The skeleton and internal organs.
Appendix 9 First aid kits.
Appendix 10 Useful contacts and sources of information.

Illustrated with two tone diagrams.

By Drs Jim Duff and Ross Anderson.

Card cover in plastic sleeve, 16cm x 10.5cm, 256 pages.

13th Edition 2022.

ISBN: 978-1-85284-913-9.

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