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Emergent Field Medicine Paperback – December 11, 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 900 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (December 11, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071351426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071351423
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,352,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you are planning or considering spending some time oversees as a volunteer physician, this is the book for you. " "...there is no otherbook like this in the literature. It well be well worth the cost of purchase for any physician planning to so a stint of Third World medicine." (Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 2002-07-01)

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Rapid economic and urban growth in countries around the world has spawned an urgent need for the immediate delivery of effective emergency care. Emergent Field Medicine is the definitive answer to this need, offering models, methods, and leading-edge analysis to health care professionals working in medically underserved and developing regions. This landmark text brings you a complete program for defining and delivering emergency health care any place in the world.

Based on the experience, research, and knowledge of the internationally respected expert authors, Emergent Field Medicine provides need-to-know information on establishing medical and surgical emergency programs, even in areas where there have previously been no doctors. This thorough and indispensable guidebook features:
* Never-before-available expert blueprints for building emergency care programs in medically underserved areas of the world
* Prioritizing guidelines that ease stress on health care workers and simplify decision-making
* Effective, efficient suggestions for the best use of resources
* Strategies for tailoring emergency care to local needs, cultures, climates, and special circumstances such as refugee situations
* Step-by-step plans for upgrading existing emergency programs
* Specific help with a wide range of emergencies from trauma to women¿s issues and dental problems
* Practical guidance on meeting needs from public health education to assessing nutrition and establishing a field laboratory

More About the Author

Dr. Michael VanRooyen has had a long career in international humanitarian medicine. He directs the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and has worked on over thirty countries affected be war, disaster and displacment. He is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and is the Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In addition to work in Somalia, Bosnia, Sudan, Iraq and North Korea, Dr. VanRooyen has worked as a physician in several emergencies in the US, including the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack, Hurricane Katrina, and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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By Vicky K. Stephens on April 9, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book will definately assist those of us who practice medicine in third world environments. Well laid out and laden with useful tips for coping with the conditions encountered in the field. Thank you!
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This is more than a reference, it is a handbook and diagnostic guide good for the EMT to doctor. My only complaint is that it should have been a hard cover for the price.
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