Lost Person Behavior

A Search and Rescue Guide on where to Look for Land, Air, and Water
Author: Robert James Koester
Publisher: Dbs Productions
ISBN: 9781879471399
Category: Social Science
Page: 396
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Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features
Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733563
Category: Medical
Page: 2304
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.

Getting Ready for Mounted Search and Rescue


Author: Deborah Schultz
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1420814346
Category: Pets
Page: 80
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This book deals with what to look for in your horses attitude and training, for a good search and rescue mount. Not all horses will make a good search and rescue horse. What is expected of the rider, and the equipment the rider and horse will both need. It deals with the different types of searches and what will happen at a search from the start to the end. The book tells about the characteristics of the victims and the emergency care they may require. Care of your horses during a search. There is even practice scenarios included. There are many parts of this book that can be crossed over to other types of search units as well as mounted units.

Auerbach's Wilderness Medicine E-Book


Author: Paul S. Auerbach,Tracy A Cushing,N. Stuart Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323396097
Category: Medical
Page: 2280
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Now in its 7th edition, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting! World-renowned authority Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts to offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce. This indispensable resource equips physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, first responders, and rescuers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively address and prevent injuries and illnesses – no matter where they happen! Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance from hundreds of outstanding world experts edited by Dr. Auerbach and 2 new associate editors, Drs.Tracy Cushing and N. Stuart Harris. New and expanded chapters with hundreds of new photos and illustrative drawings help increase your visual understanding of the material. Acquire the knowledge and skills you need with revised chapters providing expanded discussions of high-altitude medicine, improvisation, technical rescue, telemedicine, ultrasound, and wilderness medicine education. Ten new chapters cover Acute High-Altitude Medicine and Pathophysiology; High Altitude and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions; Cycles, Snowmobiles, and other Wilderness Conveyances; Medical Wilderness Adventure Races (MedWAR); Canyoneering and Canyon Medicine; Evidence-Based Wilderness Medicine; National Park Service Medicine; Genomics and Personalized Wilderness Medicine; Forestry; and Earth Sciences.

The Psychology of Search and Rescue


Author: Ronald a. Glaus
Publisher: Inkwater Press
ISBN: 9781629011080
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Few things come with the emotional involvement, cognitive challenges, or behavioral organization and action as those times when resources are mobilized to conduct a search and rescue mission, perform a recovery operation, or engage in the collection of vital evidence. The purpose of this book is to focus on the underlying personal and behavioral factors involved in search and rescue including the subjects of a search and rescue mission, the search and rescue unit members participating in an operation, the search and rescue command staff preparing for and responding to an event, and the community at large before, during, and after a search and rescue activity.

Missing Persons

A handbook of research
Author: Karen Shalev Greene,Llian Alys
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317095537
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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A missing person is an individual whose whereabouts are unknown and where there is some concern for his or her wellbeing. In the UK, around 250,000 people are reported missing every year, with the majority being children under the age of 18. Despite the fact that missing persons are a social phenomenon which encompasses vast areas of interest, relatively little is known about those who go missing, what happens to them while they are missing, and what can be done to prevent these incidents from occurring. This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time ideas and expertise across this vast subject area into one interconnected publication. It explores the subjects of missing children, missing adults, the investigative process of missing person cases, and the families of missing persons. Those with no prior knowledge or professionals with focused knowledge in some areas will be able to expand their understanding of a variety of topics relevant to this field through detailed chapters which advance our understanding of this complex phenomenon, discuss what is unknown, and suggest the best and most important steps forward to further advance our knowledge.

Lost and Gone Away


Author: Lynn Jenner
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775588262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating, ambitious hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and poetry. The book traverses the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake; samples and sifts through the lost and recovered detritus of the ancient world; radiates its attention out from that epicentre of loss, the Point Last Seen, from which all searches begin; and quietly, devastatingly, explores how one might think and write about the Holocaust, from far away. More than a year ago a friend, who speaks five languages and reads several more, told me it would not be possible to write about the Holocaust from New Zealand. There’s so little to say here, she said. You should go to Europe. But this is where I am, I said. That is the problem. This is where I am from, this is who I am, and this is where I am. An excavation of loss, in four parts, Lost and Gone Away also plumbs the ability of literature to contain, refresh and explore. The cumulative result is a fresh, sobering and searching intellectual journey – a tremendously powerful work of creative nonfiction.

Lessons of the Lost

Finding Hope and Resilience in Work, Life, and the Wilderness
Author: Scott C. Hammond PhD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 153200401X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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The wilderness can be unforgiving and dangerous, yet fill our souls with awe and wonder. It can overwhelm us with beauty and stun us with fear, lift our spirits to the highest highs and send us crashing to the floor of creation. The wilderness is a classroom where we learn to survive, thrive and sometimes die. At some point in our lives, we have all been lost in a wilderness of some kindwhether literal or metaphoricalwithout any direction on how to find our way back home. Some have faced survival decisions in community disasters or personal trauma. Some have been lost in work, wandered in careers and professions. Some have been lost in relationships, crippling addictions, health challenges, or grief. Scott Hammond, a volunteer search and rescuer, knows that people who have been lostin the wilderness, in the workplace, or in lifecan teach us how to go beyond survival and thrive, regardless of the nature of our personal wildernesses. Through his experience rescuing others and real-life stories, Hammond provides valuable lessons designed to help those who are lost. These narratives communicate that small things matter, that no one is ever lost alone, and that movement creates opportunity. Being lost is not a geographic problem, but a mental and spiritual problem. Lost people may be deprived of the basics of food, water, and shelter, but they are first deprived of meaning. Restoring that meaning is the first step toward hope, and hope is the beacon that leads you home.

Fundamentals of Search and Rescue


Author: Nasar
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284172708
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 350
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Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR), Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for new and experienced search and rescue (SAR) personnel. Providing an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, FUNSAR teaches the essential techniques employed by nearly all successful search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders. The Second Edition has been fully updated to meet the needs of today's SAR personnel, highlighting the most current equipment and technology and focusing on proven and effective search and rescue techniques. All areas of search and rescue are covered, from choosing the best clothing and footwear for the environment, to packing light and improvising, to tracking and locating subjects. Ideal for both paid and volunteer professionals, this essential resource combines dynamic features with the latest and most comprehensive content. Dynamic Features • Search and Rescue Tips reinforce key information for conducting SAR operations • Safety Tips alert SAR personnel to both expected and potentially unanticipated hazards • Listed resources provide suggestions for further study of each chapter's topics • Full-color photos and illustrations support and help clarify the text Comprehensive Content • Guidelines to ensure SAR personnel are both physically and mentally prepared for search and rescue • Important legal and ethical considerations for search and rescue • A wide variety of SAR equipment, clothing, and technology, and when each should be used • Survival and improvisational methods in various environments • Tracking methods and navigation tools

Fundamentals of Mantracking

The Step-by-Step Method: An Essential Primer for Search and Rescue Trackers
Author: Albert "Ab" Taylor,Donald C. Cooper
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629149616
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Revised and updated with color photographs, the classic guide to search and rescue. In 2012, there were 661,000 missing person cases opened in the United States. While the majority of missing person cases that get opened are closed quickly, by the end of the year over 2,000 remained unresolved. In many instances, when the missing person is lost in the woods, or in the desert, search and rescue missions become an essential tool that can mean the difference between life and death. Fundamentals of Mantracking is the essential guide written by the people who spent most of their lives developing and refining the art of tracking, one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of successful search and rescue missions. Inside, you will find the history of tracking, information on how to tell when tracking becomes necessary, recommended equipment and tools, and hundreds of indispensable examples of what to do on your way to becoming an expert tracker. Originally released in 1990, the revised and updated edition of Fundamentals of Mantracking includes dozens of color photographs and detailed illustrations, making it the one book essential to anyone interested in learning how to track, or committed to becoming the best tracker possible. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Buzzards and Butterflies - Human Remains Detection Dogs


Author: J. C. Judah
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615202284
Category: Pets
Page: 232
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"Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a human remains detection dog on land or water. This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers."--P. [4] of cover.

Lost in the River of Grass


Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467731676
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 264
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"I don't realize I'm crying until he glances at me. For a moment, I see the look of anguish in his eyes, then he blinks it away and slips off into the water. I immediately think of the gator. It's still down there somewhere. . . ." A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren’t exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an air boat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape—an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts—and a guy she barely knows—if they have any hope of making it back alive.

Ready!

Training the Search and Rescue Dog
Author: Susan Bulanda
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593789963
Category: Pets
Page: 272
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Professional search and rescue workers consider Susan Bulanda’s Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog “the bible of Search and Rescue (SAR),” the most sought-after book of its kind detailing canine search and rescue. This second edition, expanded and revised with new color photography, provides readers with the necessary training methods for dogs in various SAR disciplines, including wilderness, evidence, cadaver, water, avalanche, and disaster searches. The author, an experienced SAR professional, details the goals, target skills, and potential problems at each training level of every SAR discipline. Ready! provides descriptions of every type of search, including specific training methods to accomplish each SAR discipline. Professional and volunteer SAR workers will profit from the Bulandas’ expertise on training the dog to alert, managing the search mission, choosing and socializing a SAR dog, and how to train dogs for specific commands (such as bar, turn around, go to an object, check, slow, crawl through and others). Readers curious about the fascinating work of the SAR canine will enjoy the general chapters about the history of SAR, an explanation of how dogs use scent to locate people or objects, and the functions of the SAR dog. This highly specialized training manual offers precise direction for SAR workers for every possible kind of mission, identifying the goals, target skills, methods and problem solving for each type of search. Color photographs and line drawings help to elucidate difficult concepts explained in the text. A resources section and index conclude this 254-page volume.

Hiroshima


Author: John Hersey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679721037
Category: History
Page: 152
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The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity