This completely revised and updated fifth edition gives you all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild, from serious injuries such as dislocations and fractures to unexpected major illness to weather-related problems. With quick-reference checklists of symptoms and procedures, recommendations on first aid kits and equipment, and more, Mountaineering First Aid will prepare you for anything in the backcountry. A faculty member in Medical Education at the University of Washington, Jan Carline has been affiliated with the Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Program (MOFA) for over 15 years. Martha J. Lentz, Ph.D., R.N., is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing, and has been active in the MOFA program for over 20 years. Steven MacDonald, Ph.D, is an epidemiologist in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has taught the MOFA course.
· Revised to meet the current standards of first aid care by the American Red Cross and the Wilderness Medical Society · Updated figures and drawings that illustrate essential first aid skills · New quick-reference boxes that summarize recognition and treatment of many first-aid problems