Skip to main content
US Flag

An official website of the United States government

dotg gov

The .mil means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Combat Anesthesia

Combat Anesthesia: The First 24 Hours

Combat Anesthesia: The First 24 Hours EPUB file download

Combat Anesthesia: The First 24 Hours MOBI file download

Contents PDF document

Front Matter

Section I. Background Knowledge

  1. Physiology of Injury and Early Management of Combat Casualties
  2. Preparing the Team
  3. Military Prehospital Medicine

Section II. Practical Aspects of Anesthesia for Complex Military Trauma

  1. Conducting a Complex Trauma Anesthetic
  2. Vascular Access and Infusion Devices for Combat Anesthesia
  3. Managing the Airway
  4. Damage Control Resuscitation
  5. Massive Transfusion in the Field
  6. Perioperative and Interoperative Critical Care
  7. Head and Neck Trauma
  8. Thoracic Injury
  9. Extremity, Junctional, and Pelvic Trauma
  10. Critical Care and Anesthetic Care of Military Burn Casualties at Role 3 Facilities
  11. Imaging
  12. Management of Stable Casualties

Section III. Pain Management

  1. The Physiology of Acute Pain
  2. Why Pain Relief Is Important: The Physiological Response
  3. Multimodal Analgesia for Specific Injury Patterns
  4. Scoring Pain
  5. Pain Medications
  6. Advanced Pain Management Techniques
  7. Regional Anesthesia and Coagulopathy of Trauma Shock
  8. Acute Presentations of Chronic Pain Conditions
  9. The Deployed Pain Service
  10. Prehospital Analgesia
  11. Combat Trauma Outcomes Tracking and Research

Section IV. Field Critical Care: Immediate Postoperative Management, Organ Preservation, and Preparation for Transfer

  1. Receiving the Critical Care Patient
  2. Damage Control Philosophy in Critical Care: Patient Management and Organ Support
  3. Mechanical Ventilation of the Trauma Patient in the First 24 Hours
  4. Ventilation for Tracheal Disruption and Bronchopleural Fistula
  5. Renal Support in Military Operations
  6. Diagnosis and Management of Hypotension and Shock in the Intensive Care Unit
  7. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Fever in Trauma
  8. Thromboembolic Disease and Management of Anticoagulation in Trauma
  9. Intensive Care Unit Sedation in the Trauma Patient
  10. Nutritional Support in the Intensive Care Unit
  11. Management of Infection and Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit
  12. Air Transport of the Critical Care Patient
  13. Basics of Pediatric Trauma Critical Care Management
  14. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms and Infection Control Practice in the US Military Medical System

Section V. Special Circumstances

  1. Humanitarian Operations and Aid Agency Anesthesia
  2. Ethical Challenges of Deployed Military Critical Care
  3. Military Pediatric Anesthesia
  4. Anesthesia Considerations in the Elderly Population
  5. Obstetric Anesthesia
  6. Anesthesia Following Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Exposure

Section VI. Resources and Further Information

  1. Current Anesthesia Equipment
  2. Specialist Equipment for Pain Management
  3. Resuscitation Guidelines
  4. The Home Base: Landstuhl, Germany, and Hospitals in the Continental United States
  5. The Home Base: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Other Hospitals in the United

Abbreviations and Index

Download Adobe Reader to view PDF documents. external link (opens in new browser window)


Last modified: 5/13/2019 1:19:00 PM