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Skyhorse Publishing – The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide

Skyhorse Publishing First-Aid Field GuideHave you have looked at the First-Aid pamphlet that came with your department store First-Aid kit a dozen times?   Now are you ready to really learn, but don’t want to go to medical school? 

Then this is the book to read.  The 160 page field guide sized book is geared toward the outdoor enthusiast who wants to learn how to apply some basic First-Aid.  The name may be a bit misleading; this is closer to a text book than a pocket guide.  It is not set up as a quick reference guide that you can throw in your pack and haul out when a situation arises, this is for the people who want to do a little light reading before the trip.  The author, George E. Dvorchak, Jr. MD, does a wonderful job explaining basic anatomy and physiology, and how to decide on a treatment. This book is written in plain English but still provides some real insight and in-depth medical knowledge.   

This book is written to explain the role of prevention and treatment.  That is not to say that there is not a significant amount of information on basic First-Aid.  Bandaging and splinting are covered, along with treatment of other common injuries in the field i.e. Heat Stroke and Frost Bite.  The chapters covered are: Role of Anatomy; Physical Conditioning; Heart Disease; Breathing & Choking; Bruises, Scrapes, Cuts, & Dealing with Shock; Sprains, Strains & Fractures; Fever; Stings, Snake Bite & Poison; Heat & Cold; Dental Concerns; Protecting Your Eyes & Ears; Hydration; Boots & Foot Care; and an Appendix that covers First-Aid kit contents and some basic survival priorities.   

The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide retails for $9.95 and is a great read, especially if you are getting a little cabin fever and are starting to plan for adventures out of doors.   

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018

www.skyhorsepublishing.com

 

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