Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers, Adventurers by Spike BriggsOutdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers, Adventurers by Spike Briggs

Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers, Adventurers

bySpike Briggs

Paperback | October 3, 2012

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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

    With its at-a-glance design, pack-ready format and waterproof cover, the Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook is essential equipment for anyone traveling, whether camping with the family or making a solo assault on the Himalayas.

  • 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 Fir...
    Title:Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers, AdventurersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 5 × 0.69 inPublished:October 3, 2012Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1554076013

    ISBN - 13:9781554076017

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    Editorial Reviews

    Doctors Brigg and MacKenzie have collaborated on this extensive medical guide, creating a book that could save someone's life.... The information is supplied in clear language and logical order. They provide plenty of valuable suggestions for the planning phase to ensure that you have considered the types of medical concerns that come up. Frostbite may not be relevant for your trip to the desert but you will want to read what they say about sunstroke.... There are plenty of diagrams to help with the explanations and cross-references to other parts of the book for more detail. Presented in a compact size with a waterproof cover, this is definitely something to take along on any journey.