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1. Disaster anesthesia Knut Ole Sundnes
2. Preparing to deploy to a remote disaster Joseph McIsaac
3. Principles of emergency and trauma surgery Christos Giannou, Monemvasia Kastro, and Bruce Paix
4. Total intravenous anesthesia in disaster anesthesia Phillip Blum and Martin Graves
5. Inhaled anesthetics and Draw-Over devices in disaster response Carlton Brown
6. Airway management Michael J Murray
7. Vascular access, hydration, and fluids Michael J Murray
8. Critical care delivery for disasters in austere environments Liza Weavind
9. Children in disasters Simon Hendel
10. Special populations: children Proshad Efune and Mohammed Iqbal Ahmed
11. Laboratory tests and blood banking Dan Holmes and Felicity Stone
12. High-altitude physiology and anesthesia Carlton Brown
13. Disaster: mental health effects, responses, and what clinicians can do Shaukat A Khan and Kirsten M Wilkins
14. Considerations when working with children and families Steve J Brassington
15. Chemical and radiologic exposures in trauma and disasters Joseph McIsaac and Corry Kucik
16. Pain in disasters Jackson and Pena
17. Radiology in the austere or disaster environment David Besachio and Daniel Sutton
18. Communications Marina Zuetell
19. Security in disaster anesthesia Martin Graves and Corry Kucik
20. International humanitarian law Christopher M. Burkle
21. Operation Tomodachi: anesthetic implications Carness and Lenart
22. Austere obstetric anesthesia Johanna de Haan, Kristin Falce, and Nadia Hernandez
23. Pharmacy in disaster anesthesia Dr Robert Bishop and Ashlee Klevens Hayes
24. Regional anesthesia in disaster circumstances Nadia Hernandez and Johanna de Haan
25. Power and light: Impact of electrical systems failure on the delivery of anesthetic care Frederick W. Burgess and Jordan Anderson.

Whether a mass casualty, earthquake or weather event at home, or a disaster abroad, proper preparation is essential for providing high-quality care. This concise guide brings together the views and knowledge of experienced responders to offer a much-needed review of the essential elements of anesthesia and intensive care for disasters and austere environments. Combining academic theory and practical advice, the book covers topics such as emergency and trauma surgery; airway management; chemical, biological and radiological exposure; personal protective equipment; and the psychological impact of working in the operating room in disaster situations. As successful care depends on the incident response team working collaboratively, the text also covers emergency communications, infrastructure preservation, and topics relevant to other medical specialists such as pain management and obstetrics. Featuring numerous high-quality illustrations, Essentials of Disaster Anesthesia is a vital, relevant resource for anesthetists, emergency physicians, nurses, and ancillary personnel.

• A multitude of diverse opinions and experiences from proficient responders allows readers to understand the subject in a new light
• Practical advice can be translated into immediate benefits for those planning and deploying
• Concise overviews of topics mean that readers can use the book as a primer or refresher

Joseph McIsaac, University of Connecticut
Joseph McIsaac is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA. Having spent almost 18 years as a military medical officer, he continues in part-time government service with the US National Disaster Medical System. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness, and is a founding Board Member of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society.