Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine is written for trekkers, climbers, sailors, drivers, guides and leaders, walkers, backpackers, travellers, aid agency and disaster relief workers, and anyone who find themselves in areas where medical care is not immediately available.
Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine covers prevention, planning and survival, and deals with most of the problems encountered in the wilderness ranging from altitude illness to tropical diseases, from accident and emergency response to venomous creatures of land and sea.
As well as first aid it also explains how to continue to give care for hours or days after the event. There is a valuable chapter on how to make a diagnosis and a medication chart with the indications, dosage and side effects of the medications mentioned in the text.
Written in plain English, it avoids medical jargon and, despite its comprehensive coverage and 250 pages, still manages to be pocketsize.
11th edition 2014
By Dr Jim Duff and Dr Peter Gormly
About the authors
Dr Jim Duff (UK/Australia) has more than 30 years experience of climbing, trekking and teaching wilderness medicine. He was doctor on many Himalayan expeditions and is a keen sailor.
Dr Peter Gormly (Australia) was an orthopaedic surgeon, mountaineer, a Senior Medical Officer of the Australian Antarctic Division and a Ship’s Medical Officer. Peter died in 2012.
What the experts and reviewers say
“Every trekker and expedition member should have this first aid manual on the top of their rucksack as there is no aspect of mountain medicine and general first aid omitted.”
Doug Scott, mountaineer (UK)
“Brilliant book – clear, compact, easy to follow – I’ll take it with me all the way up the mountain on every trip!!!!”
Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer (UK)
“This little book is more important than your first aid kit, its clear instructions give simple guidance to packing the right stuff in your first aid kit and inform you how to use it to best effect. The best book I’ve used for any serious outdoor activity.”
Tim MacCartney Snape, guide and mountaineer (Australia)