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Operation Crisis - Surgical Care in the Developing World during Conflict and Disaster (Paperback) Loot Price: R430
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Operation Crisis - Surgical Care in the Developing World during Conflict and Disaster (Paperback): Adam L. Kushner

Operation Crisis - Surgical Care in the Developing World during Conflict and Disaster (Paperback)

Adam L. Kushner

Series: Operation Health

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Surgical care is increasingly recognized as a critical component of global health, and strong surgical skills, teamwork, and poise under pressure become even more imperative during conflict or disaster. When faced with hospital bombings or devastating earthquakes, healthcare personnel must develop special techniques and abilities to ably care for patients despite limited resources and a disrupted health system. In Operation Crisis, Dr. Adam L. Kushner brings together 22 medical experts from around the world to recount their experiences in the field when disaster struck. These candid firsthand accounts from both local and international aid surgeons provide clinicians and public health practitioners with insightful lessons for effectively treating surgical patients under the most grueling of circumstances. Moving from conflict settings that include war zones in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and South Sudan, Operation Crisis also touches on post-earthquake Haiti and Nepal and post-tsunami Indonesia. Individual themed chapters cover mass casualty training, burn care, obstetric care, sexual violence, and landmine injuries. Combining personal stories with lessons learned and possible interventions, these vivid and affecting essays detail the immediate aftermath of conflict and disaster while pointing the way to improving care for future victims of crisis. Intended to spark further discussion and function as an advocacy tool while highlighting situations where surgical care can save lives and reduce disability, this book is a valuable resource for medical professionals, students, policy makers, international aid organizations, and philanthropic donors. Contributors: Kapendra Shekhar Amatya, Samer Attar, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Lucas C. Carlson, James C. Cobey, Dattesh R. Dave, Dan L. Deckelbaum, Richard A. Gosselin, Shailvi Gupta, Edna Adan Ismail, Thaim B. Kamara, T. Peter Kingham, Adam L. Kushner, Judy M. Lee, Maria "Tane" Pilar Luna, Brijesh Mishra, Kyle N. Remick, Lauri J. Romanzi, Michael Sinclair, Barclay T. Stewart, Marten van Wijhe, Evan G. Wong

General

Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Operation Health
Release date: February 2017
First published: 2017
Editors: Adam L. Kushner
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-2208-4
Categories: Books > Medicine > Surgery > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > Aid & relief programmes
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
LSN: 1-4214-2208-5
Barcode: 9781421422084

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