Wilderness First Aid Field Guide THIRD EDITION


Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS); Steven M. Thygerson, PhD, MSPH; Justin S Thygerson, PhD, CSP
SKU: 9781284254815 Category: Tag:


Book Code – 25481-5

Wilderness First Aid Field Guide, Third Edition is your user-friendly, pocket-sized guide that provides quick access to essential information for handling common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour or more away. This durable and water-resistant resource features:

  • User-friendly A-Z format
  • Decision tables outlining what signs to look for and what treatment steps to take
  • How to signal for help, when to evacuate, and recommended first aid supplies
  • New content on back blows for adults, encircling thumbs CPR technique for infants, and more
  • Prevention advice ranging from altitude illness and bear attacks to waterborne diseases and tick bites

The Third Edition has been revised to place special emphasis on life-saving skills so responders have greater willingness and confidence to act and communicate during actual emergencies. Additionally, the content has been updated to meet and exceed the following guidelines:

  • International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) recommendations
  • Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines
  • Wilderness Medical Society guidelines
  • Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines

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