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Wilderness Medicine Book Updated



From press release, January 2012

First published twenty years ago, Wilderness & Travel Medicine has been a staple of the emergency first-aid kits sold worldwide by Adventure Medical Kits. With this 4th edition extensively updated by acclaimed wilderness medicine expert Dr. Eric A. Weiss, Mountaineers Books and Adventure Medical Kits have partnered to release the most comprehensive pocket reference to anyone who ventures away from civilization.

“Eric Weiss is the undisputed expert. When your adventure turns into a misadventure,

there's no better resource than this guide.” —Aron Ralston, author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Every section of Wilderness & Travel Medicine has been updated by Weiss, including new 2011 American Heart Association Guidelines on CPR, a discussion of tourniquets and addition of the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) that has proven extremely effective in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a complete revamp of resources and vaccines for foreign travel. Overall topics covered include everything from basic life support, shock, and fractures to head, eye, and dental injuries, poisonous reactions, frostbite, hypothermia, heat illness, and much, much more. 65 illustrations—many brand new—show the reader how to apply techniques, while sidebars of “Weiss advice” and “When to Worry” give at-a-glance critical info for when it's most needed.

Whether you're a hunter, weekend day hiker, international alpinist, or professional outdoor educator—anyone who ventures outside needs a copy of Wilderness & Travel Medicine, 4th edition.

Author Dr. Eric A. Weiss, M.D., FACEP, a nationally recognized expert in wilderness medicine, is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Management for Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, while also serving as Director of The Stanford University Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine. He has been an expedition physician for the National Geographic Society and a medical officer for the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal, and continues to lecture on wilderness and travel medicine to thousands of health care professionals throughout the world and is widely considered the nation's foremost authority on wilderness medicine.

224 pages * 4 ½ x 6 * 65 illustrations * paperbound * $15.95 * paperbound * ISBN 978-1-59485-658-7

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