This new edition is revised and expanded and is the pediatric version of Borden’s popular Emergency War Surgery Handbook. This authoritative resource applies lessons learned in past and present conflicts to ill and injured pediatric casualties. Topics include critical care, surgical treatment, and general medical management of acute and chronic conditions. Individual chapters address concerns such as anesthesia and intraoperative resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, aeromedical evacuation, thoracic surgery, surgery of the abdominal wall and diaphragm, fluid management, status epilepticus, care of the newborn, and emergency nutrition.
Written and compiled by experts in the field of pediatric trauma, this book is constructed in an easy-to-read bullet format for quick reference, and includes up-to-the moment treatment recommendations for ill or injured children in theaters of war and austere environments.
Military medical providers, civilian medical providers (pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, nursing staff, etc.) and first responders performing emergency medicine to children resulting from traumatic and hostile environments may find this pragmatic resource helpful in diagnosing, assessing care, and treating many of the most common medical and surgical conditions of childhood.