Boy Scouts of America Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid for Medical Emergencies in Remote Environments


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Be Prepared! The Boy Scouts of America provide programs for young people that build character. With this full-color guide scouts, leaders, and everyone else can learn CPR or the proper techniques for treating broken bones, burns, sprains, and more.

In the
Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on how to safely identify, harvest, and use edible wild plants. Some practical tips include:
  • How to triage, assess, and identify medical emergencies
  • What to include in a first aid kit for your home
  • When to seek help for health emergencies
  • How to safely move a sick or injured person
  • How to perform CPR and use an automatic external defibrillator
  • What the proper procedures are for broken bones, hypothermia, burns, and sprains
  • And so much more!

Author: Dr. Grant S. Lipman, MD - is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine at Stanford, and is now the director of the Stanford Wilderness Medicine Section and Stanford Wilderness Medicine Fellowship. He has served as chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Section of Wilderness Medicine and sits on the board of directors of the Wilderness Medical Society. He has published more than fifty original research articles and directed expedition medical care on six continents. The Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid is his third book.

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