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Latest Releases

Below are recent Borden publications. See Ordering Information to obtain copies.

Promoting Successful Integration (2018)
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.

Physician Assistant Handbook (2018)
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.

Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan (2017)
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.  

Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments (2017)
Children are an often overlooked and under-reported population medically affected by war and conflict. This 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.

A Legacy of Lessons Learned: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center During Wartime, 2001-2014 (2016)
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), located in Germany, is the largest and most capable medical facility outside of the United States It is strategically positioned as the sole evacuation/tertiary referral center for four Combat Commands More than 62,000 wounded men and women from Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated at Landstuhl during the recent conflicts. Almost every one of those soldiers (99%) has survived and many have returned again to active duty. This book describes the various departments and the operations developed and implemented at Landstuhl that resulted in their impressive achievements. It captures the challenges and successes encountered which led to valuable lessons learned for future medical facilities. The compelling story of Landstuhl lies not only in the realm of its size and medical capabilities, but even more so in the men and women who serve and who have been served.

Field Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Handbook (2016)
Provides guidance on immediate field response to a chemical or biological attack. In addition to describing individual agents and their countermeasures, this handbook includes detailed procedures for performing triage and patient decontamination, including handling exposed military working dogs. The handbook serves as a guide for conventional forward-deployed medical elements providing health service support to chemical and biological casualties.

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Combat Casualty Care in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (2015)
This book will impart lessons learned in the treatment thousands of head and neck injuries among service members and civilians in OEF/OIF. Topics covered are principles and demographics of  head and neck surgery, military-unique issues and mass casualties,  ballistics of injury, effects of weapons and body armor, pathophysiology, emergency management including maintaining airway and hemorrhage control, and techniques of acute and delayed surgery for blunt and penetrating injury, including preoperative planning, imaging and exploration, and procedures to repair soft tissue, vascular, craniofacial skeletal, laryngotracheal, pharyngoesophageal, mandibular, otologic, and nasal trauma. 





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