National Outdoor Leadership Sc NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Learn what to do if you are faced with an accident in the backcountry. This book is the definitive text on the subject.
This NOLS Wilderness First Aid reflects the changing field of wilderness medicine
Designed as a field textbook for the NOLS wilderness first aid curriculum, it helps train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize a severely ill or injured patient for evacuation
A vital resource for outdoor enthusiasts, this book covers fundamental topics in first aid--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury
It explains how to handle environmental problems posed by heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals
Also discussed are issues related to expedition medicine as well as leadership, teamwork, and communication for rescue groups
While risk can be minimized through good judgment, skills, and experience, being prepared for emergencies in the wild is an essential component of good outdoor leadership