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Borden Institute releases fifth edition of Emergency War Surgery book

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. — The Borden Institute, an agency of the US Army Medical Department Center & School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, released the fifth revision of the Emergency War Surgery book in December 2018.

This 2018 update includes the latest lessons, techniques, and principles learned from US military engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.  A new chapter on Tactical Combat Casualty Care has been included and provides first responders with the tools to adequately address wounds at the point of injury.

All 37 chapters in this revision incorporate and reference the latest clinical practice guidelines and doctrinal data supported by current literature.  With 63 contributors from all three medical services, this collaboration was truly a tri-service effort. The preface was written and endorsed by the services’ surgeons general and the foreword was written by Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, the Director of the Defense Health Agency.

Borden Institute Emergency War Surgery book poster
Borden Institute Emergency War Surgery book poster

Navy Captain Miguel Cubano, commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, was the senior medical editor for the fourth and fifth editions of this essential readiness publication. “This book does not replace proper surgical and critical care training, but will provide the reader with the readiness skills and proven concepts to maximize the chances for our wounded warriors to survive their injuries,” said Cubano.

The much referenced EWS fourth edition was well received across the world as evidenced by translation in 22 languages.  In addition through analytics, Borden Institute’s website eBook downloads identify 120 countries with an interest in the previous edition.

The Emergency War Surgery fifth revision exemplifies the continuing commitment of military healthcare providers to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.  It is with a great sense of gratification and enthusiasm that the Borden Institute present this life saving publication to present and future healthcare professionals.

Department of Defense personnel can request a complimentary copy by completing an order form.

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