Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations

Editors: Lim, COL Robert B. (Ed.)

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  • Written first hand by surgeons who were directly involved in actual events
  • Provides a primer for the community General Surgeon to reach for in case of disaster, terrorist attack, chemical attack or explosion, massive casualty events, and massive penetrating injuries
  • Richly illustrated with color photos
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About this book

The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions . The book will address situations where surgeons may have to operate on wanted criminals, operate wearing chemical protective equipment, operate in a collapsed building, or even remove an unexploded device. The book includes cases from the battlefield that are designed to guide surgeons facing these scenarios in the civilian world.   There are also chapters detailing the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing, airline disasters, and the Oklahoma City bombing.


Unlike any other current text, Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations is an excellent resource for all surgeons who might be faced with these events. 

About the authors

COL Robert B. Lim, MD

Chief, Advanced Laparoscopy and Metabolic Surgery

Tripler Army Medical Center

Department of Surgery

1 Jarrett White Road    

Honolulu, HI  96859

TEL    (808) 433-3435

FAX    (808) 433-6539

Reviews

“This is a collection of reports from natural and manmade mass casualty situations with high level statistics in some cases and bedside clinical pearls in others. … Providers in trauma centers including surgeons, anesthesiologists, and emergency medicine specialists are an appropriate audience. … As experience in this area is sporadic and unpredictable, this is a worthwhile reference for these providers who could encounter the sudden need to treat victims of these events.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Disaster Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214

    Pages 1-6

    Knudson, M. Margaret, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response

    Pages 7-18

    Briggs, Susan M., M.D., M.P.H.

  • Trauma Surgery in an Austere Environment: Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Unusual Situations

    Pages 19-45

    Jones, Seon, M.D., F.A.C.S. (et al.)

  • Difficult Triage Decisions in the Combat or Austere Environment

    Pages 47-55

    Martin, Matthew J., M.D. (et al.)

  • Removal of Unexploded Ordinance

    Pages 57-61

    Oh, John S., M.D., F.A.C.S.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23718-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations
Editors
  • COL Robert B. Lim
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23718-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23718-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23717-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79525-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 228
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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