The information in this post is from the book “Wilderness and Travel Medicine” by Sam Fury.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine is a comprehensive handbook with a minimalist approach. It contains prevention, diagnoses, and treatments for a wide range of ailments using modern and “survival” medicines.
This is the 1st of the first aid training levels. They are practical skills for what to do in immediate, life-threatening situations. You should be able to perform these skills without having to reference a field guide or manual. In these situations, seconds count.
The main goal is to keep the patient alive until advanced medical care arrives. It is basic first aid training online.
It also includes how to perform a secondary exam. A secondary exam allows you to anticipate and prevent any further complications.
What follows is the contents of the Diagnosis and Treatments section of Sam Fury’s Wilderness and Travel Medicine. These things are not part of Survival Fitness Plan training so they are not detailed on this website.
These subjects allow you to treat what you discovered during the secondary exam. You do not need to know the information “off-hand”.
If you know of a certain risk, you should memorize the necessary information. For example, if traveling at high altitudes or if bushwalking in hot temperatures.
Due to the large subject matter, I have made the top level categories collapsable. Click on the heading to see all the sub-categories. If it is not collapsed it is because your browser does not support it.
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