Books in Production
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.”
Critical Topics in Occupational Health
The concept of occupational health has come a long way from its roots in 16th century Europe to its integral part of today’s military workforce. The successful application of occupational health principles and practices increases productivity and workforce morale, reduces staffing and labor costs, prevents accidents and hazards, and produces an overall higher quality of work. Written and compiled by experts in the occupational health field, this comprehensive 19-chapter book addresses occupational threats from the environment, military equipment, and deployed situations such as dangerous exposures to lead, laser radiation, and chemical weapons. The authors discuss a wide breadth of topics, from assessment and preventive measures that lead to broader programs, such as those of hearing and vision conservation, ergonomics, and crew vulnerability, to the development, practice, and application of medical surveillance. Troop readiness and mission effectiveness are intrinsically linked to medical cost reduction and better and smarter ways to manage medical resources. Awareness, education and training, and investments in management systems and infrastructure are key components to successful occupational health outcomes.
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.
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.
Teledermatology in Military Medicine
In austere environments, deployed service members and providers often have limited access to specialty care such as dermatology. Telemedicine provides an option for specialty consultation, and images of skin conditions are easily transmitted via digital photography and video conferencing. Remote medical monitoring has evolved along with the technology, becoming established in military practice during the Persian Gulf War. This book will serve as a training tool for military providers who use telemedicine to diagnose dermatological conditions among service members. Primarily organized by the major geographical commands worldwide, the book also includes chapters on shipboard consults, environmental exposures, and trauma. Common conditions in each environment are discussed, and multiple example images are provided.