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Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual

Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings, 1st Edition

Edited by MD, DMD, MBA, FACS, FRACS, John G. Meara, MD, MPH, Craig D. McClain, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACS, David P. Mooney

CRC Press

692 pages

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015In 2008, Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim described global surgery as the "neglected stepchild" of healthcare, and now leaders from around the world are working to redefine it as a human right through the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. In order to help advance global surgery and anesthesia as a public

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Global Burden of Surgical Disease. Ethical Considerations. Developing Surgical Capacity Models of Implementation. Anesthesia. Preparing for a Trip OR Management. Pharmacology of Commonly Used Drugs. Regional Anesthesia. Preoperative Evaluation. Intraoperative Management. Postoperative Care PACU and ICU . Resuscitation and Approach to Crisis Situations. Trauma. Chest. Acute Abdomen. Stomach. Liver, Pancreas and Gall Bladder. Spleen. Appendicitis. Hernia. Colon and Rectum. Anus and Rectum. Laparoscopy. Breast Cancer. Obstetric. Gynecology. Genitourinary Surgery. Neurosurgery. Otorhinolaryngology. Thyroidectomy. Ophthalmology. Dentistry .Orthopedic Surgery. Pediatric Surgery. Oncology. Infectious Disease Soft-Tissue Coverage and Flap Skin Graft Wound Care. Trauma. Disaster Management. Initial Evaluation of the Trauma Patient. Amputation. Burn Thoracic Trauma. Abdominal Trauma. Urologic Trauma. Neurosurgical Trauma. Maxillofacial Trauma. Ophthalmic Trauma. Soft-Tissue Injuries of the Face. Spinal Trauma. Upper Extremity Trauma. Hand Trauma. Lower Extremity Trauma. References. Appendix Safety, Security, and Survival Considerations for Healthcare Providers in Remote, Hostile, and Disaster Area. Index.

About the Editors

John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, FACS, FRACS is Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program, and Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital. Since 2008, he has Co-Directed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners in Health. His clinical interests and innovation activities are in the areas of craniofacial anomalies, and cleft lip and cleft palate. Dr. Meara is particularly interested in augmenting the delivery of quality surgical care in low-resource settings, and serves as chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

Craig D. McClain, MD, MPH is an anesthesiologist at Boston Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has spent time working in multiple low-resource countries in Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. He currently serves as the lead anesthesiologist for Harvard Medical School for the Human Resources for Health project in Rwanda. He is the founder and Director of the Global Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. His academic interests include improving the perioperative care of children undergoing neurosurgical procedures, as well as improving the safe delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care in low-resource countries.

Selwyn Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS has served as Division Chief of Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Rogers helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health, whose mission is to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care globally. His research includes examining processes to improve quality of care and improving the understanding surgical disparities to close the quality chasm for

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Surgery / General