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Improvised Medicine

  • Author: Kenneth Iserson
  • ISBN: 9780071847629
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Education
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2016
  • Format: Paperback – 688 pages
  • Language: English


Deliver quality healthcare in the most challenging field conditions

Comprehensive yet compact, practical, and enduring, Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments, Second Edition, is the one book to toss into your bag when going to practice medicine in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings, including theaters of war, regions of civil unrest, and economically deprived areas.

Full of practical clinical pearls and field-tested strategies, this indispensable guide provides detailed instructions on how to work successfully outside of your comfort zone. It demonstrates how to devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable or when providing care outside your primary area of expertise.

In any crisis, from power failures and computer crashes to floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes, knowing how to deal with the unique challenges encountered saves lives and communities. This reference gives you that knowledge and inspires innovative crisis resolution.

Key Features
  • Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describing practical techniques and improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises
  • Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery
  • Covers situational analysis and basic needs in a crisis; specific triage, diagnosis, and stabilization efforts; medical interventions for surgical and non-surgical problems; and debunks some commonly reported improvised techniques
  • Features public health measures, basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods
Table of Contents
  1. Section I: The Situation
  2. Section II: Basic Needs
  3. Section III: Patient Assessment and Stabilization
  4. Section IV: Surgical Interventions
  5. Section V: Nonsurgical Interventions
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Weight 0.910 kg

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