Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Essential for expeditions: mountaineers, hillwalkers and explorers - jungle, desert, ocean and remote areas

Jim Duff, Ross Anderson

$15.94

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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 wilderness specific 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, the book 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.


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Jim Duff:
Dr Jim Duff grew up in the UK and started climbing at 14. Jim has more than 30 years' experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine, first aid and leadership in the Himalaya. 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. As well as expeditions to K2 and Changabang, Jim has climbed in the UK, Alps, Norway, New Zealand and North America. In 1997 he founded the International Porter Protection Group (www.ippg.net) which has porter shelters and rescue posts in the Gokyo valley in the Everest region. Jim lives in Australia and teaches and lectures on wilderness medicine internationally.

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