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Wilderness First Aid Text Book

Wilderness First Aid Text Book

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After spending the last 6 months reviewing all the Wilderness First Aid manuals I could get my hands on, NOLS Wilderness Medicine clearly emerged as The One!

This textbook is as comprehensive as it gets, with more topics covered than any other book of its kind. Prevention is given equal regard to treatment 👏👏 and the treatments that are offered are succinct and clear.

The underlying principles of the various treatments are well presented. Thus, the concepts become easy to remember because one simply understands them instead of needing to memorize ungrounded protocols. 

I found this to be the most inclusive WFA reference book available with instructions for assessing people with various pigmentation in their skin and with various expressions of gender and sex. 

The seventh edition of the bestselling NOLS Wilderness Medicine includes all the key first-aid information that made previous editions so valuable, now updated throughout with the latest medical recommendations. This guide is used in NOLS and WMI courses to train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize severely ill or injured patients for evacuation. A vital resource for outdoor enthusiasts, this book covers fundamental topics in first aid from the unique perspective of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

  • First-aid topics include patient assessments, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury.
  • Learn how to handle common environmental problems—heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals.

Vital material is presented in an easy-to-use reference format to save valuable time in an emergency.