Books in Production
Prolonged Casualty Care
The focus on casualty care during approximately 6-to 72-hour post injury completes a missing component in the continuity of care at locations such as the battalion aid station. Prolonged Casualty Care addresses this gap. Combat casualties who require extended pre-evacuation care have survived to reach a safe place. Still, that location is without surgical capabilities, is not designed to hold patients for more than a few hours, and likely has limited resources. Providing medical care to stabilized casualties before evacuation to a higher role is a critical lifesaving skill set for non-surgeon prehospital medical personnel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.