by Ram Roth (Editor), Elizabeth A. M. Frost (Editor), Clifford Gevirtz (Editor), Carrie Atcheson (Editor)
This is an encompassing book on the many aspects of medical missions within anesthesiology. It will present the most up-to-date standards of care, with modifications for a low-resource setting, as well as educate anesthesiologists and other health care professionals about the rich literature on global surgical and medical missions. It will also introduce management theory and the human factors involved in global health outreach planning. Beginning by placing the modern practice of anesthesiology in the context of the historical role of medical missions and the response to the global burden of surgical disease, the book will address these major topics: • Anesthetic management of specific surgical diseases endemic to low- and middle-income countries • Organizations that address populations affected by these surgical diseases • Management of acute and chronic traumatic injuries in a low-resource setting • Role of the anesthesiologist in disaster response • Practical aspects of planning a short-term surgical trip, including the role of academic institutions and local players, funding, site assessment, and team building • Ethical and legal concerns • How to integrate new techniques and technologies • Research directions Chapters will be structured and contributors selected to underscore the need for collaboration between surgical, medical, and anesthetic specialties, as well as administrations in the United States and other countries.
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