Textbooks of Military Medicine: Recruit Medicine (ePub eBook)

Textbooks of Military Medicine: Recruit Medicine (ePub eBook)
Textbooks of Military Medicine: Recruit Medicine
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Covers important aspects of recruit medicine, such as the medical qualifications process; health promotion and environmental risk management; chronic diseases such as asthma; injury prevention and management; communicable illnesses; behavior, dental, and women’s health; and recruit mortality.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Section I: History of Recruit Medicine

History of Recruit Medicine in the United States Military Service James G. Jolissaint, Sean A. Swiatkowski, Sandeep S. Mangalmurti, and Gregory D. Gutke

Section II: Overview of Accessions and Attrition

Overview of Recruiting and Accessions

James E. McCrary

The Enlisted Accession Medical Process

David W. Niebuhr, Timothy E. Powers, Yuanzhang Li, and Amy M. Millikan

Morbidity and Attrition Related to Medical Conditions in Recruits David W. Niebuhr, Timothy E. Powers, Yuanzhang Li, and Amy M. Millikan

Collection of Accession Health Data

Sylvia Y. N. Young, Roger L. Gibson, and Margaret A.K. Ryan

Asthma and Its Implications for Military Recruits

Bryan L. Martin, Renata J. M. Engler, Mary M. Klote, Catherine M. With, Margot R. Krauss, and Michael R. Nelson

Section III: Musculoskeletal Fitness and Injury Management

Physical Fitness in Initial Entry Training

William R. Rieger and Shawn J. Scott

Primary Prevention of Injuries in Initial Entry Training

Joseph J. Knapik, Keith G. Hauret, and Bruce H. Jones

Management and Treatment of Training-Related Injuries in Initial Entry Training

Keith G. Hauret, Bruce H. Jones, and Joseph J. Knapik

Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome in Military Trainees John J. Walsh and Steven M. Page

Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of Stress Fractures in Military Trainees

Michael D. Rosenthal and Danny J. McMillian

Section IV: Communicable Illnesses

Immunizations for Military Trainees

Renata J. M. Engler, Bryan L. Martin, Remington L. Nevin, and John D. Grabenstein

Respiratory Infections in Military Recruits

Kevin L. Russell

Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Military Recruits

David W. Niebuhr, Steven K. Tobler, Nikki N. Jordan, and Darrell E. Singer

Tuberculosis and Military Recruits

Margan J. Zajdowicz and Arlene L. Hankinson

Section V: Behavioral Health

Psychological Screening of Recruits Prior to Accession in the US Military

Robert Cardona and Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Management of Recruit Suicide

Anthony L. Cox, Donna L. Edison, Robert L. Stewart, Carrie Dorson, and Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Eating Disorders

Gail H. Manos, Janis Carlton, Georgia dela Cruz, and William A. Kelley

Section VI: Dental Health

Dental Treatment of Recruits

Georgia dela Cruz, Larry N. Williams, Jeffery G. Chaffin, and Susan Mongeau

Section VII: Women`s Health

Gynecologic and Reproductive Health for the Female Recruit

Johnnie Wright, Jr., Jerome L. Buller, Louise A. Loy, Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Sylvia Y. N. Young, Christine T. Scott, and Susan G. Dunlow.

Sexual Assault and Female Recruits

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Connie L. Best, Michele A. Pearce, and Theresa L. Everest

Section VIII: Health Promotion, Preventive Medicine, and Risk Management Nutrition and Weight Control

Nutrition and Weight Control

Brenda Forman, Vivian T. Hutson, Tami A. Piemonte, and James Weinstein

Fostering the Practice of Soldier Self-Care

Gemryl L. Samuels and Ronald E. Ellyson

Exertional Heat Illnesses

Karen K. O`Brien, Mark K. McPherson, Bryan Alsip, and Michael N. Sawka

Section IX: Recruit Mortality

Recruit Mortality

Stephanie L. Scoville Attachment: Aftermath of a Recruit Death Steven E. Braverman

Appendix 1: Bone Scan Imaging of Stress Injuries in the Recruit

Peter Blue

Appendix 2: Causes of Dyspnea in Military Recruits

Joseph M. Parker, Jefferey A. Mikita, and Christopher J. Lettieri

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This volume was prepared for military medical educational use. The focus of the information is to foster discussion that may form the basis of doctrine and policy.  The target audience are military medical professionals and other military members who work with, and medically treat, military recruits in order to perform the highest quality of treatment, risk management, and illness and injury prevention..

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