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NOLS wilderness first aid

Author: Tod Schimelpfenig; Linda Lindsey; NOLS.
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tod Schimelpfenig; Linda Lindsey; NOLS.
ISBN: 0811728641 9780811728645
OCLC Number: 43811217
Notes: "A publication of the National Outdoor Leadership School and Stackpole Books."
Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1 Patient Assessment 1 --
Scene Size-up 1 --
Initial Assessment 3 --
Focused Exam and History 7 --
Extended Patient Care 24 --
2 Shock 29 --
Circulatory System 29 --
Shock 32 --
Summary: Shock 37 3 Soft Tissue Injuries 38 --
Skin Anatomy 38 --
Closed Injuries 40 --
Open Injuries 41 --
4 Burns and Lightning Injuries 53 --
Types of Burns 53 --
Assessing Burns 54 --
Treating Burns 56 --
Lightning Injuries 61 5 Fractures and Dislocations 68 --
Skeletal System 68 --
Fractures and Dislocations 70 --
Splinting 76 --
6 Head, Spinal Cord, and Eye Injuries 86 --
Central Nervous System Anatomy 86 --
Head Injuries 87 Spinal Cord Injuries 93 --
Eye Injuries 102 --
7 Chest Injuries 106 --
Anatomy and Physiology 106 --
Injuries to the Ribs 110 --
Injuries to the Lungs 113 --
Respiratory Distress 116 --
Injuries to the Heart 117 8 Abdominal Injuries 120 --
Abdominal Anatomy and Physiology 120 --
Abdominal Illness 125 --
Abdominal Trauma 128 --
Abdominal Assessment 130 --
9 Cold Injuries 132 --
Physiology of Temperature Regulation 132 --
Hypothermia 138 Frostbite 147 --
Immersion Foot 151 --
10 Heat Illness 160 --
Physiology 160 --
Acclimatization 161 --
Predisposing Factors in Heat Illness 161 --
Heat Illness 162 --
11 Poisons, Stings, and Bites 169 --
Poisons 170 Allergies and Anaphylaxis 186 --
12 Marine Envenomizations 193 --
Injuries from Marine Animals 193 --
Marine Spine Envenomizations 193 --
Nematocyst Sting Envenomizations 198 --
13 Cold Water Immersion and Drowning 203 Cold Water Immersion 203 --
Immersion Hypothermia 203 --
Drowning 204 --
14 Altitude Illness 209 --
Adaptation to Altitude 210 --
Altitude Illness 212 --
15 Athletic Injuries 221 --
General Treatment (RICE) 222 --
Sprains 222 Tendinitis 226 --
Muscle Strains 229 --
16 Gender-Specific Medical Concerns 232 --
Male-Specific Medical Concerns 232 --
Female-Specific Medical Concerns 234 --
Assessment Tips 241 --
Tips for Women's Hygiene in the Wilderness 242 17 Hygiene and Water Disinfection 246 --
Waterborne Illnesses 246 --
Water Disinfection 248 --
Foodborne Illnesses 252 --
18 Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies, Seizures, Diabetes, and Unconscious States 257 Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies 257 --
Seizures 263 --
Diabetes 265 --
Unconscious States 267 --
19 Hydration 272 --
Physiology of Water Balance 272 --
Summary: Hydration 277 --
20 Dental Emergencies 278 Broken Teeth or Fillings 278 --
Toothaches 279 --
Oral Irritations and Infections 279 --
Final Thoughts: Prevention 279 --
21 Stress and the Rescuer 280 --
Effects of Stress 280 --
Stress on the Job 281 Assessment: Recognizing Stress Reactions 282 --
Treatment: Managing Stress in the Field 282 --
Summary: Acute Stress Reactions 286 --
22 Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication 287 --
NOLS Leadership Skills 288 A Wilderness Scenario 296 --
A First Aid Kit 300 --
B Emergency Procedures for Outdoor Groups 302.
Responsibility: Tod Schimelpfenig and Linda Lindsey ; illustrated by Joan Safford.

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