Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid 7th Edition


With Dr. William Forgey's comprehensive Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid in hand, you can recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies. This fully revised and updated, illustrated text is essential reading for anyone from trip leaders, guides, and search and rescue groups to EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who must provide immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible. Learn how to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation, what questions to ask to gain necessary vital information, how to manage physical symptoms as well as care for wounds and orthopedic injuries and much more.

About The Author

William W. Forgey - MyMedic

Dr. Forgey is engaged in the full time practice of family medicine in Merrillville, Indiana, and the Medical Director of Lake County Indiana Jail. He is a consultant for many outdoor programs, camps, and expeditions.

A member of the Board of Trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT), Dr. Forgey is a Fellow of the Explorer's Club, a lecturer on medical care in high risk recreation at several universities, and a leader of many expeditions into Northern Canada, both summer and winter. A former U.S. Army Captain in the Infantry, he spent more than 30-months on active duty in Vietnam prior to leaving the service and attending medical school at Indiana University. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for his service in Vietnam. He worked 6 years full time as an Emergency Room physician and director of the Ross Clinic Emergency Services in Merrillville, Indiana, before starting his practice of family medicine. Dr. Forgey has served as a Scoutmaster for three BSA troops and as a Medical Explorer Post and High Adventure Explorer Post Advisor. He currently serves on the National Health and Safety Committee and as an Advisory Board Member for the Northern Tier High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the national consultant for the Student Conservation Association and many other nonprofit organizations. He was named as one of America’s 20 greatest living explorers by the Explorers Club in New York City and, as such, had a camp named for him at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 2005.



+ Indiana University, A.B., 1964

+ Indiana University, MD, 1975


+ Wilderness Medical Society Education Award 1997, Founders’ Award 2004

+ Indiana University School of Medicine ΑΩΑVolunteer Faculty of the Year 2000

+ Wilderness Education Association Paul Petzoldt Award 2000

+ National Jamboree Boy Scout of America Honoree, 2005

+ Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine (CTM), International Society of Travel Medicine, 2016

+ Fellow, American Academy of Wilderness Medicine, 2016

+ Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional Physician, National Commission on Correctional Health Care CCHP-P, 2015


+ Chairman, Global Health Committee

+ President, Wilderness Medical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah

+ Board Member and member of the Medical Advisory Board,International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, Toronto, Canada

+ Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Northwest Indiana

+ National Medical Counselor, Outdoor Writers of America,Missoula, Montana (appointed 2004)

+ Member of the National Health and Safety Support Committee, Task Force Chairman, BSA Wilderness First Aid National Board, Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

+ Wilderness First Aid Task Force Chairman, 2009-2016, Boy Scouts of America National Health and Safety Support Committee

+ Immunization Task Force Chairman, 2008, Boy Scout of America, National Health and Safety Support Committee

+ Division Chief 2002 and 2004, Division of Family Practice. The Methodist Hospitals, Gary and Merrillville, Indiana

+ President of the Medical Staff (1992), St Mary Mercy Medical Center at Gary and Hobart, Indiana

+ Active Member, American Medical Writers Association

+ Active Member, Outdoor Writers Association of America

+ Fellow, Explorer's Club, New York City

+ Life Member, Wilderness Medical Society

+ Member, International Society of Travel Medicine


+ Paperback | 288 Pages

+ Publisher | Falcon Guides

+ Edition | 6th | November 6th, 2012

+ Language | English

+ ISBN-10 | 0762780703

+ ISBN-13 | 978-0762780709

+ Dimensions | 1 in. x 6 in. x 9 in.

+ Weight | 4 oz.

+ Not HSA/FSA Approved