A Guide to Practicing Medicine in Challenging EnvironmentsWilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides the critical insight and tools required to practice medicine in remote or challenging environments.There is no place in field medicine for unreasonable restrictions on the practical application of medical judgment--that is the guiding philosop...
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 6 edition (March 27, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 1100032
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I've been taken over three WFA and AWFA certifications and this manual was the most helpful in completing the WFR course requirements. I couldn't have padded the test without it. Wilderness Med Ass has the best approach to an emergency situation in t...
user-friendly guide. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner teaches readers how to improvise, adapt and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of medical training and in any difficult environment, from the desert to the oceans, from the backwoods to cities stricken by disaster.Grounded in the collective wisdom of hundreds of instructors, rescue personnel and medical practitioners, this text explores medical problems in a broad wilderness context--including cold injuries, altitude illness, diving and lightening injuries and toxins, among others--and pairs that exploration with the realities of solving such problems in the field, well outside the confines and comforts of mainstream medicine.Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides:• The most up-to-date guidance on practicing medicine in a wilderness context• An introduction to critical body systems and the general principals of trauma• Specific information on environmental and backcountry medicine• An examination of the medical role in search and rescue missions