This eBook is developed for use within Wilderness First Aid training courses offered through Emergency Care & Safety Institute.
When you are faced with an injury or sudden illness in a remote location, it is essential to know what to look for and what to do. Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations eBook, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive guide. A must for outdoor recreationists and those who live or work in remote locations, this book provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour or more away. Easy to follow, Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations eBook directs you through the most appropriate type of care.
The Fifth Edition includes:
- Coverage of the 2015 CPR and ECC Guidelines
- New content on first aid and emergency care for dogs
- Decision tables that provide a concise summary of what signs to look for and what treatment steps to take
- Skill Sheets that offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills
- Flowcharts that reinforce the decision-making process and appropriate procedures
- A refined table of contents for focused learning and quick reference
This resource is the official collaboration between the Wilderness Medical Society, the largest membership society in the world devoted to wilderness medical issues, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
About the Author
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients, and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments, and related issues. More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost workdays in the U.S. When orthopedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about the A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories, or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.