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.”
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.
of Military Medicine
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.
Military Veterinary Services
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 and the Service Member
Revised, updated, and expanded version of the occupational health 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.
Teledermatology in Military
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