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First Aid & Wilderness Medicine


Written by renowned experts Jim Duff and Peter Gormly, this guidebook describes basic first aid techniques for those travelling in wilderness areas. 


Deals with fundamentals such as preparation, prevention, first aid kits and the use of medications and painkillers; and provides details on how to deal with a variety of accidents and illnesses. Venturing into remote areas involves a degree of risk. Minimizing these risks, while feeling confident in your ability to deal with any potential injury or illness, is part of the challenge and satisfaction of wilderness travel. This book is divided into 3 parts: Part 1. THE FUNDAMENTALS – preparation, prevention, first aid kits and the use of medications and painkillers; Part 2. ACCIDENT AND ILLNESS PROCEDURE – how to deal with any accident and illness, including emergency treatment for life-threatening situations; Part 3. PROBLEMS AND THEIR TREATMENT – specific accidents and illnesses. The authors’ wilderness experience was gained as mountaineers in Scotland, Norway, the European Alps, New Zealand, the Himalayas and Antarctica. Dr Jim Duff was a member of a mountain rescue team and has more than 30 years’ experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine, first aid and leadership in the Himalayas, Australia and East Africa. Dr Peter Gormly has been involved in safety, first aid and health issues in Antarctica for many years.

Book details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852847159
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.5 x 15.5 cm

1 review for First Aid & Wilderness Medicine

  1. Paul Jones

    We love this book at Remote First Aid so much we issue this to our students attending our one & two Day QNUK Outdoor First Aid courses. The second section covering the wilderness complements our 5-day ECSI wilderness first aid course. A must have pocket guide for easy reading and supports your training.

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