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Cicerone Guides: Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine Essential for Expeditions: Mountaineers, Hillwalkers and Explorers - Jungle, Desert, Ocean and Remote Areas

Handbook / Manual Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Jim Duff(Author), Ross Anderson(Author)
252 pages, 47 two-tone illustrations
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Cicerone Guides: Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine
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  • Cicerone Guides: Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine ISBN: 9781852849139 Edition: 3 Paperback waterproof PVC cover Feb 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This conveniently sized guide is an invaluable point of reference for all who travel and take part in outdoor, wilderness and mountain activities. Written by doctors with a wealth of experience, it provides a comprehensive summary of wilderness first aid and medicine – that is, managing accident or illness in remote locations without immediate access to help – giving you confidence in your ability to deal with any situation that may arise.

All topics are clearly referenced and easy to find, with chapters covering preparation, prevention, accident protocol, diagnosis, treatment and evacuation. From life-threatening emergencies to broken bones and sprains, infectious diseases, food poisoning, envenomation and respiratory problems, Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine sets out all the crucial protocol and procedures to follow. It covers a wide range of different environments, including high altitude, desert, polar, tropical and marine, dealing with risk management and a variety of different scenarios. In addition, suggestions for first-aid kits and lists of medications and antibiotics (with dosage) can be found in the appendices.

Minimizing risks is part of the challenge and satisfaction of wilderness travel. Now in its twelfth edition (the third for Cicerone), Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine is an indispensable companion for all outdoor activities and wilderness expeditions.


Accident and illness protocol
Acronyms and abbreviations
Conversion tables
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Part 1:    The fundamentals
1.    Prevention
2.    Positioning and moving a victim
3.    Medications – what you need to know
4.    Pain management

Part 2:    Accident and illness protocol
5.    Accident and illness protocol in a wilderness setting
6.    Primary survey – dealing with life-threatening emergencies
7.    Primary survey for specific situations
8.    Shock prevention and stabilization
9.    Secondary survey – working out what the problem is
10.    Evacuation

Part 3:    Problems and their treatment
11.    Spinal and head injuries
12.    Burns
13.    Broken bones, dislocations, sprains and strains
14.    Wounds
15.    Bites, stings and nasty plants
16.    Cold weather problems
17.    Hot weather problems
18.    Dehydration
19.    Diarrhoea and food poisoning
20.    Abdominal (belly) problems
21.    Respiratory problems
22.    Altitude illness – AMS, HACE and HAPE
23.    Drowning and diving problems
24.    Infectious diseases
25.    Eyes, ears and mouth
26.    Skin problems
27.    Gender-specific problems and STIs
28.    Other problems

Appendix 1    Chart of medications
Appendix 2    Antibiotics
Appendix 3    Rescue request form
Appendix 4    Marine envenomation
Appendix 5    Altitude illness flowchart
Appendix 6    Lake Louise Score (LLS)
Appendix 7    Avalanche rescue flow chart
Appendix 8    The skeleton and internal organs
Appendix 9    First aid kits
Appendix 10    Useful contacts and sources of information

Index of diagrams
Basic life support (BLS) in the wilderness

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Dr Jim Duff has more than 30 years' experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine, first aid and leadership. He was doctor on Chris Bonington's 1975 expedition, which made the first ascent of Everest's Southwest Face, and on the Australian first ascent of the North Face of Everest in 1984. Jim lives in Australia and teaches and lectures on wilderness medicine internationally.

Dr Ross Anderson is a GP and medical consultant for expedition and adventure travel companies. He holds the UIAA Diploma in Mountain Medicine and is a keen outdoor enthusiast with interests including trekking, ski touring and trail running.

Handbook / Manual Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Jim Duff(Author), Ross Anderson(Author)
252 pages, 47 two-tone illustrations
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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