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Backcountry first aid and extended care

Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: Guilford : Globe Pequot Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed
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This book provides principles for dealing with many serious emergencies, and a few common problems, when a doctor is more than an hour away.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Buck Tilton
ISBN: 0762722703 9780762722709
OCLC Number: 54931444
Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 14 cm
Contents: First on the Scene 11 --
Leadership 11 --
Size-Up the Scene 12 --
Focused Exam and History 23 --
Shock 28 --
Spine Injuries 29 --
Process for Clearing the Spine 30 --
Managing the Spine-Injured Patient 30 --
Head Injuries 33 Mild Head Injury 33 --
Severe Head Injury 33 --
Signs of a Skull Fracture 34 --
Signs of Obvious Brain Injury 34 --
Chest Injuries 35 --
Abdominal Injuries 36 --
Signs & Symptoms of Serious Abdominal Injury 37 Management of Abdominal Injury 37 --
Wound Management 38 --
Bleeding 39 --
Wound Cleaning 39 --
Wound Closure 40 --
Wound Dressing 41 --
Notes on Specific Wounds 42 --
Wound Infection 43 --
Burns 43 --
Initial Care 44 Evaluate the Burn 44 --
General Treatment for the Burn 46 --
General Treatment for the Patient 47 --
Musculoskeletal Injuries 48 --
Strains 48 --
Sprains 48 --
Fractures 52 --
Dislocations 61 --
Hypothermia 65 Signs of Hypothermia 65 --
Management of Hypothermia 66 --
Prevention of Hypothermia 68 --
Frostbite 68 --
Partial-Thickness Frostbite 68 --
Full-Thickness Frostbite 69 --
Prevention of Frostbite 70 --
Heat Illness 70 Heat Exhaustion 71 --
Heat Cramps 71 --
Heat Stroke 72 --
Hyponatremia 73 --
Prevention of Heat Illness 74 --
Lightning Injuries 75 --
Drowning 76 --
Bites and Stings 77 --
Small Insects 77 --
Bees and Their Relatives 78 Spiders 78 --
Scorpions 79 --
Ticks 80 --
Snakes 80 --
Rabies 82 --
Altitude Illness 82 --
Mild Altitude Illness 82 --
Severe Altitude Illness 83 --
Prevention of Altitude Illness 83 --
Medical Emergencies 84 Abdominal Pain 84 --
Allergic Reactions 85 --
Asthma 86 --
Diabetes 87 --
Heart Attack 88 --
Hyperventilation Syndrome 88 --
Seizures 89 --
Gender Specific Problems 90 --
For Women Only 90 --
For Men Only 91 Common Simple Problems 92 --
Blisters 92 --
Diarrhea 93 --
Dehydration 94 --
Dental Problems 95 --
Ear Problems 97 --
Eye Problems 97 --
Fishhook Removal 97 --
Headache 99 --
Nosebleed 99 --
Snowblindness 100 Splinters 100 --
Sunburn 101 --
Water Disinfection 101 --
First Aid for Children 102 --
Kids and Heat 103 --
Kids and Diarrhea 104 --
Kids and Dehydration 104 --
Kids and Sunshine 105 --
Kids and Insects 106 Kids and Poisons 107 --
Kids and Medications 108 --
Kids Get Lost 108 --
Kids and Ouchies 108 --
Advice to International Travelers 109 --
Malaria 109 --
Food and Water 110 --
Vaccinations 111 --
Medical Kits 112 Non-Prescription Drugs 113 --
Prescription Drugs 116 --
Drug 116 --
Dosage 116.
Other Titles: Backcountry first aid
First aid and extended care
Responsibility: by Buck Tilton ; [illustrations by David Gross].
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