Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care
These practice guidelines are the official statement of the Wilderness Medical Society on the best methodology for handling prehospital care for illness and injury occurring in wilderness areas. This, the 5th edition of the Wilderness Medical Society guidelines, presents what the WMS Panel of Expert Reviewers feels is the best approach for the management of remote area injuries and illness. This edition nudges the Guidelines towards evidence-based medicine with category stratification of its recommendations. Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care includes such topics as: *Wilderness evacuation*CPR techniques*Hypothermia*Water purification*Heat-related illness *Orthopedic injuries and much more
From the Back Cover Learn the wilderness medical management techniques approved and recommended by the Wilderness Medical Society. These practice guidelines are the official statement of the Wilderness Medical Society on the best methods of handling wilderness-related trauma, illness, or environmental injury. Prepared by twenty-three contributors and reviewed by the WMS Panel of Expert Reviewers, this book discusses treatment goals for twenty-four basic subjects.The Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines is a must for anyone dealing with emergency planning, first-aid procedures, or care of persons heading into remote areas for sport or employment. Learn about: Wilderness EvacuationCardiopulmonary ResuscitationSubmersion, Head, and Spinal InjuriesOrthopedic InjuriesHigh-Altitude IllnessHypothermiaField Water DisinfectionWild Animal AttacksTick-Transmitted DiseasesImmunizationsReptile Envenomations The Wilderness Medical Society is a nonprofit organization consisting of physicians and other health care providers from around the world who have an expertise or interest in wilderness-related medical problems.