WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER,3RD: HOW TO RECOGNIZE, TREAT, AND PREVENT EMERGENCIES IN THE BACKCOUNTRY
Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Jun 2010
Comprehensive guide for the recognition, treatment, & prevention of wilderness emergencies. A priceless resource for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, & search & rescue groups. 104 B&W illus; 8.5x11 inches, 320 pgs.
The Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive guide for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. It is a priceless resource for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and all people who work or play far from definitive medical care.
Inside this how-to resource are expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and ?Signs and Symptoms? sidebars designed to help outdoor enthusiasts provide care in wilderness and urban settings?whenever they are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. They will learn about patient assessment and patient evacuation and strengthen their ability to improvise when ideal materials are not at hand.
The Wilderness First Responder was written by Buck Tilton, co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, with the assistance of more than a dozen medical professionals. It represents more than a century and a half of combined experience in wilderness medicine, rescue, and education. This guide is a must-have for anyone who may be responsible for the care and safety of self and/or others when immediate access to a hospital is delayed.
The first teaching manual ever for the ?Wilderness First Responder? course, this title represents the cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care. The schools affiliated with Tilton?s program include the Wilderness Medical Institute and SOLO.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Buck Tilton is director and co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, Inc., in Pitkin, Colorado, advisor to Western State College?s Mountain Rescue Team, coauthor of Medicine for the Backcountry, author of Rescue from the Backcountry, Avalanch Safety, Backcountry First Aid, and multiple other books on the outdoors. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a member of the American Medical Writers Association. He resides in Lander, Wyoming.