OUTDOOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY HANDBOOK: FIRST AID FOR TRAVELERS, BACKPACKERS, ADVENTURERS
Author: Dr. Spike Briggs & Dr. Campbell Mackenzie
Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS, Jan 2010
With its at-a-glance design, pack-ready format & waterproof cover, this is essential equipment for anyone traveling, whether camping with the family or making a solo assault on the Himalayas. Illus; 9x6 inches, 240 pgs.
The essential guide to emergency medical procedures away from home.
The Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook provides easy-to-follow advice on how to prevent, treat and care for illnesses and injuries while outdoors or traveling. Using accurate drawings and a step-by-step format, the authors describe how to effectively assess a situation and what actions to take.
The book covers:
# Planning and pre-departure tasks, expeditions with children, examining a casualty, medical kit design
# Resuscitation ABCs, loss of consciousness, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, choking
# High altitude sickness, hypothermia, dehydration, animals and insects, drowning
# Wounds and bleeding, neck and spinal injuries, abdominal injuries, fractures, treating pain
# Neurological and psychological disorders, infectious diseases, overdoses, poisoning
# Emergency chest decompression, injections
Practical, step by step tips that will help the adventure-seeker come home alive from even the most ambitious expeditions. (Trent Edwards Calgary Herald 20100530)
An essential and important guide for anyone of any skill level planning to spend quality time outdoors. (June Sawyers Chicago Tribune 20100626)
The authors describe how to effectively assess a situation and what actions to take. (Real Fishing 20100530)
An essential and important guide for anyone of any skill level planning to spend quality time outdoors. (June Sawyers Chicago Tribune 20110520)
Very clear and detailed and not for the squeamish. (Annie Boulanger Burnaby Now 20110213)
An essential and important guide for anyone of any skill level planning to spend quality time outdoors. (June Sawyers Chicago Tribune )
The essential medical guide for the amateur outdoorsman. (Jon Spratt Muskoka Sun )
A book that could save someone's life.... Definitely something to take along on any journey. (North Shore News )
About the Authors:
Spike Briggs, BSc, FRCA, is a specialist in intensive care medicine, an advisor on medical support for ocean yacht races and an instructor of advanced life support.
Campbell Mackenzie, RD, FRCP, was a surgeon commander in the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve. He is now an instructor and examiner for the Royal Yachting Association First Aid Course.