When faced with an injury or sudden illness in a remote location it is critical to know what to look for and how to respond. The sixth edition of Wilderness First Aid: Care in Remote Locations is a comprehensive guide that illustrates how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour or more away. A must-have resource for outdoor recreationists and those who live or work in remote locations, this book includes the most current practice guidelines and assessment best practices. With an easy-to-use format, Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations, Sixth Edition will prepare you to make essential decisions and implement the appropriate procedures.
- Coverage of the latest in first aid kits and survival guidelines
- Skill Sheets that offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills
- Flowcharts reinforce the appropriate decision-making process and appropriate procedures.
About the Author
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Dr. Alton L.Thygerson was born and raised in Texas where as a high school senior he won the Texas State 100-yard and 220-yard dashes. He attended BYU on an athletic scholarship and was a conference champ in the 100-yard dash. As of 2006 he has taught a total of 43 years: BYU, Chabot College (CA), and Cambell Union High School Disctrict (CA). His five sons have all gone into a health or safety related field. He has authored over 40 books for various organizations such as–the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Safety Council, Wilderness Medical Society, American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thygerson has also authored 1,200 Deseret News weekly articles.
Dr. Steven M. Thygerson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University. Prior to his appointment at BYU, he worked for 9 years in various occupational and environmental health settings, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a researcher, Eastman Kodak Company as the site industrial hygienist and safety engineer and most recently at the Workers Compensation Fund as the Senior Safety and Health Consultant. Steve is now excited to train students in occupational safety and health systems and programs in order to provide a safer workplace for people throughout the world. Steve is affiliated with national associations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers. He received his B.S. in Zoology from BYU, his MSPH from the University of Utah and his Ph.D. in environmental health from Colorado State University. He is also certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene (CIH). His wife Adrianne is a graduate of BYU in conservation biology. Together, they have 4 children: Jakob, Tanner, McKinley and Anders. Hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, golfing, home projects and geocaching.