Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook
Defense Dept., United States Special Operations Command
2nd edition. This comprehensive reference guide, designed for Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics, was developed as a primary medical information resource and field guide for the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). It defines the standard of health care delivery under adverse and general field conditions. It is organized according to symptoms, organ systems, specialty areas, operational environments and procedures. It emphasizes acute care in all its forms (including gynecology, general medicine, dentistry, poisonings, infestations, parasitic infections, acute infections, hyper and hypothermia, high altitude, aerospace, dive medicine, and sanitation.)
2008: 750 p.; ill.