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Emergency War Surgery (6th Edition)
This latest edition of Emergency War Surgery will be updated and expanded with new chapters on trauma at sea and prolonged casualty care. Other chapter revisions include the latest clinical practice guidelines and lessons learned. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medical management of blast wounds, burns, multiple penetrating injuries, as well as other battle and non-battle injuries. Topics include triage, hemorrhage control, airway/breathing, shock and resuscitation, anesthesia, infections, critical care, damage control surgery, face and neck injuries, soft-tissue injuries, ocular injuries, head injuries, extremity fractures, thoracic injuries, amputations, abdominal injuries, pediatric care, and more.

Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments (3rd Edition)
This updated pediatric version of Borden`s popular Emergency War Surgery Handbook applies lessons learned in past and present conflicts to ill and injured pediatric casualties. Topics include critical care, surgical treatment, and general medical management of acute and chronic conditions. Individual chapters address concerns such as anesthesia and intraoperative resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, aeromedical evacuation, thoracic surgery, surgery of the abdominal wall and diaphragm, fluid management, status epilepticus, care of the newborn, and emergency nutrition. Written and compiled by experts in the field of pediatric trauma, this book is constructed in an easy-to-read bullet format for quick reference, and includes up-to-the moment treatment recommendations for ill or injured children in theaters of war and austere environments. Unfortunately, children are an often overlooked and under-reported population medically affected by war and conflict.

From Bagram to Baghdad: Personal Accounts and Lessons Learned From Deployed Gynecologic Surgeons
The role of the gynecologic surgeon, 60J, during the US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan was one that was an integral part of the team, albeit a unique role. The 60J had the ability, knowledge, and training to focus on readiness, health, and the delivery of care while developing and optimizing their (at times) scarcely available resources. They were utilized in different missions: from the initial invasion with US Army Cavalry and Marines, which was mainly composed of men, and subsequent non-gynecologic trauma cases, to completing strategic humanitarian missions that provided orphaned children with healthcare, clean water, and electricity. This book details the personal stories and lessons learned from 60Js who were deployed during US military operations from 2001-2015 (OIF, OEF, OND).

Forward Surgery Guide on Expeditionary Resuscitative and Golden Hour Surgical Teams
The primary mission of military medicine is to support the warfighter. Fundamental to that mission is the ability to assemble forward surgery teams to deliver advanced resuscitation, blood products, and damage control surgery on the battlefield. This guide will fill the knowledge gap and understanding of how US Army expeditionary resuscitative surgical teams (ERSTs) and golden hour offset surgical trauma (GHOST) teams are organized and tailored to support multi-dimensional operations. This book will also discuss the capabilities of ERSTs and GHOST teams in providing combat casualty care in austere and remote environments.

Special Operations Combat Medic Protocols
Special Operations combat medics (SOCMs) are prepared to perform complex medical procedures in austere environments. This trauma and emergency medical care on the battlefield can take place under the threat of enemy fire and often with prolonged evacuation times. This book will contain SOCM protocols that are part of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) medical certification program for special operations advanced tactical practitioners. The book includes tactical trauma protocols (TTPs), tactical medical emergency protocols, recommended drug list, canine combat casualty care, burn quick-reference guide and nerve charts. USSOCOM TTPs include recommendations for advanced intervention such as fresh whole blood collection and administration in the field, head injury management, fasciotomy, escharotomy, and sedation. This book is intended to go from the Headquarters of USSOCOM to the special operation combat medic`s cargo pocket.

Combat Medic Specialist Field Craft
This book will cover the complete course of instruction for Army Medical Department medics (military occupational specialty: 68W), from sick call, through care under fire, to provider resilience. Other topics include handling casualties, documenting injuries and care provided, reducing the spread of infection, managing shock, caring for burn victims, maintaining airways, and addressing injuries to all parts of the body. Tactical Combat Casualty Care is explained in detail. Each chapter begins with a list of core concepts, defines key terms, and provides review questions throughout the text. Many chapters also illustrate specific procedures with step-by-step “skill drills.”

Critical Topics in Occupational Health
The concept of occupational health has come a long way from its roots in 16th century Europe to its integral part of today’s military workforce. The successful application of occupational health principles and practices increases productivity and workforce morale, reduces staffing and labor costs, prevents accidents and hazards, and produces an overall higher quality of work. Written and compiled by experts in the occupational health field, this comprehensive 19-chapter book addresses occupational threats from the environment, military equipment, and deployed situations such as dangerous exposures to lead, laser radiation, and chemical weapons. The authors discuss a wide breadth of topics, from assessment and preventive measures that lead to broader programs, such as those of hearing and vision conservation, ergonomics, and crew vulnerability, to the development, practice, and application of medical surveillance. Troop readiness and mission effectiveness are intrinsically linked to medical cost reduction and better and smarter ways to manage medical resources. Awareness, education and training, and investments in management systems and infrastructure are key components to successful occupational health outcomes.

Combat Readiness through Medicine at the Battle of Antietam                 
This publication highlights important medical innovations and improvements gained from the deadliest day in US history, the Battle of Antietam. This pivotal US Civil War battle helped shape future combat medical readiness practices in the US Army. The Battle of Antietam provides important lessons in battlefield tactics, leadership, command and control, communications, and unit training that improve the nation`s readiness to bring combat power to commanders in the field of battle. It was during this battle that the US Army solidified its emerging plan to decisively combat battlefield mortality, which marked the beginning of true combat readiness through medicine. This publication is applicable to the entire range of health care in the Department of Defense and can serve as a valuable learning aid for a variety of military and civilian medical professionals. This study can used in conjunction with the US Army Center of Military History`s Staff Ride Guide: Battle of Antietam or  it can be used separately as a focused analysis of military medicine.