Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision

Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision
Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision
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Updated from the 2013 edition, this volume reflects lessons learned from recent US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and represents state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery. Expertly addresses the appropriate medical management of blast wounds, burns, and multiple penetrating injuries, as well as other battle and nonbattle injuries. A new chapter provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines. Significant updates were also made to the blood collection and transfusion chapters.

Topics in this book include the following:

  • 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.

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Other related publications:

Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Evolution of Forward Surgery in the US Army: From the Revolutionary War to the Combat Operations of the 21st Century

Agency website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden



Table of Contents

Contributors xii
Acknowledgments xvii
Foreword xix
Preface xxi
Introduction xxiii
Chapter 1: Weapons Effects and War Wounds 1
Chapter 2: Roles of Medical Care (United States) 17
Chapter 3: Mass Casualty and Triage 29
Chapter 4: Aeromedical Evacuation 47
Chapter 5: Airway/Breathing 61
Chapter 6: Hemorrhage Control 69
Chapter 7: Shock, Damage Control Resuscitation, and Vascular Access 77
Chapter 8: Anesthesia 89
Chapter 9: Soft-Tissue and Open Joint Injuries 101
Chapter 10: Infections 113
Chapter 11: Critical Care 131
Chapter 12: Damage Control Surgery 175
Chapter 13: Face and Neck Injuries 183
Chapter 14: Ocular Injuries 205
Chapter 15: Head Injuries 219
Chapter 16: Thoracic Injuries 241
Chapter 17: Abdominal Injuries 257
Chapter 18: Genitourinary Tract Injuries 277
Chapter 19: Gynecological Trauma and Emergencies 291
Chapter 20: Wounds and Injuries of the Spinal
Column and Cord 307
Chapter 21: Pelvic Injuries 317
Chapter 22: Extremity Fractures 327
Chapter 23: Amputations 341
Chapter 24: Injuries to the Hands and Feet 349
Chapter 25: Vascular Injuries 357
Chapter 26: Burns 377
Chapter 27: Environmental Injuries 393
Chapter 28: Radiological Injuries 427
Chapter 29: Biological Warfare Agents 435
Chapter 30: Chemical Injuries 443
Chapter 31: Pediatric Care 451
Chapter 32: Care of Enemy Prisoners of War/Internees 461
Chapter 33: Battlefield Transfusions 467
Chapter 34: Compartment Syndrome 489
Chapter 35: Battlefield Trauma Systems 497
Chapter 36: Emergency Whole Blood Collection 503
Chapter 37: Tactical Combat Casualty Care XXX
Envoi 513
Appendix 1: Principles of Medical Ethics 515
Appendix 2: Glasgow Coma Scale 519
Appendix 3: Department of Defense Trauma Registry 521
Abbreviations and Acronyms 529
Product Manufacturers 543
Index 545


Military medical providers as well as civilian medical providers and first responders.

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