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    Wilderness and Rescue Medicine covers the requisite topics from altitude illness to SCUBA and snakebites to frostbite, but the text's most important features are the general principles that tie the content together. The text highlights the skills and insight needed to think critically and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of medical training. Now in its sixth edition, Wilderness and Rescue Medicine reflects the collaborative wisdom of hundreds of instructors, rescue personnel, and medical practitioners combine with the latest updates in field medicine. The content will be useful to all medical personnel, but is aimed at the Wilderness First Responder and the Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician.

    • Case studies
    • Key terms
    • Tip boxes
    • Wilderness Protocols: step-by-step procedures, with images, showing how to perform medical skills in the wilderness
    • Ready for Review at end of each chapters


    • Section  I  Preparatory
    •   Chapter  1  General Principles of Physiology and Pathology
    •   Chapter  3  Patient Assessment
    • Section  II  Critical Body Systems
    •   Chapter  5  The Respiratory System
    • Section  III  Critical System Problems and Treatment
    •   Chapter  7  Basic and Advanced Life Support
    •   Chapter  8  Allergy and Anaphylaxis
    •   Chapter  9  Severe Asthma and RAD
    •   Chapter  10  Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
    • Section  IV  Trauma
    •   Chapter  11  General Principles of Trauma
    •   Chapter  14  Simple Dislocations
    • Section  V  Backcountry Medicine
    •   Chapter  15  Spine Injury
    •   Chapter  18  An Approach to Illness
    •   Chapter  20  Chest Pain
    •   Chapter  21  Gastrointestinal Pain
    •   Chapter  22  Genitourinary Problems
    •   Chapter  23  Respiratory Problems
    • Section  VI  Environmental Medicine
    •   Chapter  24  Thermoregulation
    •   Chapter  25  Cold Injuries
    •   Chapter  26  Altitude Illness
    •   Chapter  27  Medical Aspects of Avalanche Rescue
    •   Chapter  28  Water-Related Problems
    •   Chapter  29  Lightning Injury
    •   Chapter  30  Toxins, Envenomations, and Vectors
    • Section  VII  Roles, Responsibilities, and Technology
    •   Chapter  31  Expedition Medicine
    •   Chapter  32  Medical Role in Search and Rescue
    •   Chapter  33  Appropriate Medical Technology
    • Section  VIII  Appendices