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Biomedical Implications of Military Laser Exposure
Lasers will continue to play an important and sometimes dangerous role on the modern battlefield. At present, there is no adequate comprehensive protection against accidental or intentional exposure to lasers in combat. Thus, it is critical that the field of laser safety research develop preventative protocols and prophylactic technologies to protect the warfighter and to support military operational objectives. This book details the current state-of-the-art in scientific, biomedical, and technical information concerning the effects of military lasers on the human body. An important purpose of this book is to identify current knowledge gaps in the various areas of this interdisciplinary field, and to offer specific recommendations for laser safety research and development into the future.

Combat Medic Handbook
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.”

Emergency War Surgery, Fifth Edition
Updated version of the EWS handbook is in progress.

Fundamentals of Military Medical Practice
An introduction to military medicine for medical students new to the military. Military medicine is the application of medical art and science in a military setting for the benefit of the military organization through optimal care of the combatant. Topics include the history of military medicine, leadership, the management and treatment of trauma and mass casualties in frequently austere field and ship environments; the humane clearing of the battlefield; vaccines and protection against exotic global pathogens—both manmade and naturally occurring; unique psychological stressors of war; biodefense against chemical and nuclear weapons; facilitating return to duty; and the eventual return and reintegration home, of valuable human resources.

The Evolution of Forward Surgery in the US Army: From the Revolutionary War to the Operations of the 21st Century
This volume in the Borden Institute’s history series will describe forward US Army surgery from the 1700s to the present time. The book will look at advances in medicine and surgery that improved the lot of the American soldier. In particular, the book will examine the impact of disease upon troop strength, which had special impact in the Revolutionary War through the post-Civil War period. Forward surgery in the modern sense came of age in World War I. The challenge of so many different theaters of conflict in World War II will be examined from the portable surgical hospital of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations to the surgical evacuation hospital teams of the European Theater of Operations. The evolving care models will feature the story of the Korean War mobile army surgical hospital. The defining performance of helicopter air evacuation in Vietnam, along with improved surgical techniques, will be discussed. Finally, the many advances of forward surgery from the post-Vietnam era to the present will be presented.

A History of the Army Blood Program: How Leaders and Events Shaped the Way Soldiers Receive Lifesaving Blood
This book presents the unique history of the Army Blood Program through texts and articles, and more importantly, through the personal communication with many retired leaders who played critical roles in guiding the program. The significance of this upcoming book is that the past 40 years may have been the most dynamic period in the program’s history with many more outstanding leaders who provided their own experiences within the program. Throughout its 60+ year history, the Army Blood Program has developed into a leading supplier of blood and blood products for the military community. In 1973 Military Blood Banking 1941–1973: Lessons Learned Applicable to Civil Disasters and Other Considerations was published. This monograph’s purpose was to apply lessons learned in the military blood program from the end of World War II through the Vietnam War to the medical management of small to medium mass casualties at US civilian medical centers. All of these leaders knew that it was necessary to pass on experiences and lessons learned to future generations of leaders. However, since 1973, there has not been any published history of the Army Blood Program.

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
A revision of the 2007 volume with updated information.

Military Veterinary Medicine
This book is the first dedicated solely to military veterinary medicine. Its chapters outline the history and the diverse duties that make the practice of military veterinary medicine significantly different from the practice of civilian veterinary medicine, yet an integral part of Army medicine. Besides offering readers a comprehensive overview of past veterinary support to the US military, this book also covers the Veterinary Corps’ more modern contributions to US missions, including support of special operations forces’ tactical canine programs and combat casualty care; food protection and defense; military working dog, horse, mule, and marine mammal programs; global zoonotic disease surveillance and military research and development.

Occupational Health: The Soldier and the Industrial Base
Revised, updated, and expanded version of the Textbook of Military Medicine published in 1993. This book will relate the history of occupational health efforts in each of the military services and describe the current programs, including discussion of the occurrence and prevention of occupational threats to service members and civilians from the environment and military equipment. Individual chapters will focus on medical evaluations, workers’ compensation, surveillance, ergonomics, hearing protection, radiation, specific hazardous substances, and particular environments such as aerospace and underseas.

Official Handbook of the US Army Burn Center
Burn patients have complex, multi-system injuries with many potential physiological and psychological effects. A comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach to care facilitates optimal patient outcomes. Survivorship is enhanced by quality of care from immediate lifesaving actions and acute care through long term rehabilitation. The Official Handbook of the US Army Burn Center will provide a concise, user friendly guide to assist medical providers of all disciplines caring for burn patients from deployed settings through specialized burn centers.

Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan
During the last decade, the US Military Health System—while caring simultaneously for combatants fighting two wars and for millions of service members, dependents, and military retirees at home—completely transformed its approach to combat casualty care. From the point of injury on the battlefield to rehabilitation and reintegration of wounded warriors into their communities, military innovators rapidly devised, implemented, refined, and spread new techniques and technologies throughout the force. They were able to succeed because the Military Health System was willing to learn from its failures and build on its successes. Through a mix of keen observation and the systematic collection and analysis of data (most notably, creation of the Joint Trauma System), military medicine continually improved. Primarily written by the military providers responsible for innovations in each field, this 44-chapter book documents each of these advances and provides stories of individual service members who benefited from them.  

Physician Assistant Handbook
The Army physician assistant (PA) has an important role throughout Army medicine. This handbook will describe the myriad positions and organizations in which PAs play leadership roles in management and patient care. Chapters also cover PA education, certification, continuing training, and career progression. Topics include the Interservice PA Program, assignments at the White House and the Old Guard (3d US Infantry Regiment), and roles in research and recruiting, as well as the PA’s role in emergency medicine, aeromedical evacuation, clinical care, surgery, and occupational health.

Promoting Successful Integration
This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.

 

 

 

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