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Wilderness First Responder: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

By: Buck Tilton

320 pages, illustrations

Falcon Guides

Paperback | Mar 2010 | Edition: 3 | #197943 | ISBN-13: 9780762754564
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Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of backcountry emergencies, written by wilderness expert Buck Tilton with more than a dozen medical professionals. Thoroughly updated and revised, this teaching manual for the National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness First Responder course represents more than a century and a half of combined experience in wilderness medicine, rescue, and education. It is essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care.

This invaluable resource includes expert step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and "Signs and Symptoms" sidebars designed to help you provide immediate care in the wilderness-whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a medical facility. It shows how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate the injured.

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Buck Tilton, MS, WEMT, is cofounder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). A regular columnist for "Backpacker" magazine, he is the author of several FalconGuides, including "Backcountry First Aid" and "Extended Care and Medicine for the Backcountry".

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