Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid

Tells how to recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes Although much material is useful to the layperson, there are many techniques, including field surgery and suturing, that can be effectively used only by professionals, such as wildernesTells how to recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes Although much material is useful to the layperson, there are many techniques, including field surgery and suturing, that can be effectively used only by professionals, such as wilderness educators, search and rescue groups, EMTs, and paramedics.
Wilderness Medicine Beyond First Aid Tells how to recognize assess and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes Although muc

  • Title: Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid
  • Author: William W. Forgey
  • ISBN: 9780762704903
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid”

    1. I've read several other books about first aid and medical emergencies in wilderness/survival situations, but this one is the best I've read. Dr. Forgey covers almost every imaginable injury and illness the typical outdoorsman would face, and gives detailed instructions on pre-trip vaccinations, treatment, and when to just evacuate to a hospital. He uses medical terminology that assumes the reader has some basic medical knowledge and I appreciate that this book isn't written for people who can't [...]

    2. I purchased this book when I realized that I had not only forgotten some of the first aid I learned in boy scouts almost 30 years ago, but also that first aid had changed in that time. This book (in one edition or another) seems to be one of the most consistently recommended. It is quite thorough, which is a blessing and a curse. While it fascinating to read about some of these scenarios, or what minimal set of prescription drugs you should carry with you to treat wilderness emergencies, this is [...]

    3. If I was a doctor I would use some of these medications. Kinda want to take a wilderness medicine/wilderness first aid course.

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