Knack First Aid covers the most common injuries and illnesses, how to recognize them, how to manage them and, when appropriate, how to prevent them. By Buck Tilton, a trusted first responder and first aid expert who is the author of many FalconGuides and two Knack books, it also covers CPR and other emergencies that require immediate action if a life is to be saved. In addition, emergencies that are not always considered common, such as ones involving mental health, are discussed. Extensive, step-by-step photography takes the reader further than any such previous first aid guide.
Buck Tilton, a leading wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker magazine columnist, is the author of Backcountry First Aid and Wilderness First Responder (both FalconGuides), as well as Knack Hiking and Backpacking and Knack Knots You Need. He teaches at Central Wyoming College. Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include The American Wilderness. His work has appeared in several Knack how-to books, including Knack Canoeing for Everyone and Knack Car Camping for Everyone, as well as Outside and Audubon. Eli Burakian, a freelance photographer previously contributed to Knack Dog Care & Training and Knack Chess for Everyone.