The Raven Medical Field Guide is an exciting addition to the Raven field guide lineup. This medical field guide is the first of its kind to be published in Canada. What makes this remote medicine field guide a great step forward for our students?
A Resource For The Classroom And For Life
The Raven Medical field guide was designed with two goals in mind; as a teaching resources during medical courses, and as a reference for field use.
As a teaching resource, the field guide is structured the same way Raven Medical courses are presented.
- Content is organized in the ATP (Assessment, Treatment, Plan) structure.
- Each section has a brief introduction, which includes basic anatomy or mechanism facts as background information.
- The front of the field guide had detailed explanations of patient assessment steps. It compliments in-class activities and reinforces patient assessment drills.
- The back of the guide contains all the Emergency Treatment Guidelines in the Raven Medical program.
The second goal is that this manual will serve as a remote medicine field guide reference long after your course has wrapped up.
Compact in format and printed on waterproof paper, the Raven Medical field guide is easy to pull out and refer to while taking care of a patient.
Across Canada, paramedics are encouraged to refer to their treatment guidelines on scene. It should be no different for wilderness first responders. The Raven Medical field guide provides our students with this valuable resource.
This Remote Medical Field Guide Is Packed With Features
What else can you expect from the Raven Medical remote medicine field guide?
- Several quick reference algorithms that allow responders to quickly review the steps in a procedure while providing patient care.
- An extensive reference of medical conditions, which allows responders to look up a pattern of symptoms and determine the best course of action.
- Each section has recommendations for evacuation beyond just the standard treatment provisions; this planning information separates the wilderness medical field guide from standard first aid manuals which do not contain anything beyond calling 911.
- Comprehensive description of commonly used medications; includes indications, dosing, and safety concerns.
- The transportation section has all-new illustrations on the various means of moving patients to medical help. Significant consideration was put into capturing the step-by-step process of assembling the “litter” or other devices. The hypowrap illustration is a great example; anyone should be able to assemble and package a patient in a hypowrap using the field guide.
The author, Len James, likes to quote his mother when she said, “a short pencil is better than a long memory”. The Raven Medical Field Guide is certainly true to this saying. It is the first Canadian resource of its kind and should be included in every first aid kit.