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Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine: Essential for expeditions: mountaineers, hillwalkers and explorers - jungle, desert, ocean and remote areas
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Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine: Essential for expeditions: mountaineers, hillwalkers and explorers - jungle, desert, ocean and remote areas (Paperback)

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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.



All topics are clearly referenced and easy to find, with chapters covering preparation, prevention, accident protocol, diagnosis, treatment and evacuation. From life-threatening emergencies to broken bones and sprains, infectious diseases, food poisoning, envenomation and respiratory problems, the book sets out all the crucial protocol and procedures to follow. It covers a wide range of different environments, including high altitude, desert, polar, tropical and marine, dealing with risk management and a variety of different scenarios. In addition, suggestions for first-aid kits and lists of medications and antibiotics (with dosage) can be found in the appendices.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthFirst aid for the homeMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesFirst aid & paramedical servicesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationOutdoor survival skills Publisher: Cicerone Press Publication Date: 13/11/2019 ISBN-13: 9781852849139  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Jim Duff has more than 30 years' experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine, first aid and leadership. He was doctor on Chris Bonington's 1975 expedition, which made the first ascent of Everest's Southwest Face, and on the Australian first ascent of the North Face of Everest in 1984. Jim lives in Australia and teaches and lectures on wilderness medicine internationally. Dr Ross Anderson is a GP and medical consultant for expedition and adventure travel companies. He holds the UIAA Diploma in Mountain Medicine and is a keen outdoor enthusiast with interests including trekking, ski touring and trail running.

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