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International Medicine Reference Material

Web Based Reference Material

Centralized Network - Volunteer in Medical Relief Efforts Internationally

A Student’s Guide to International Health & Funding Guide

AAFP – International Family Medicine

American Heart Association ECC/CPR 2010 Guidelines Highlights (in 12 languages)

Educational Resources in Spanish for Emergency Medicine (Recursos Educacionales en Español para Medicina de Emergencia)

IFEM Clinical Resources (links and resources on topics relevant to emergency medicine)
Featured resources include links to power point lectures, MP3's, policy statements, and blogs. 

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World Health Organization - "Prehospital Trauma Care Systems"
This new monograph describes a very simple but sustainable approach to EMS development worldwide and defines a strategy that should be feasible even in countries with very limited resources. This is the first time the WHO has examined this topic. The work is an "expert consensus document" involving approximately 4 years of effort and more than 80 contributors from 6 continents. Editors are Scott Sasser, MD, FACEP, Mathew Varhese (orthopedic surgeon, India), Jean-Dominque Lormand (WHO physician) and Arthur Kellermann, MD, FACEP.

International Medicine Textbooks

Textbooks useful as references for international field work include:

VanRooyen M, Kirsch T, Clem K, Holliman CJ. Emergent Field Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2001:900.ISBN#0-07-135142-6.

Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine, 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 2001:1936. Also available as a CD-ROM.

Published Articles

Several members of ACEP's Section on International Emergency Medicine (EM) have contributed to the February 2005 edition of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America entitled, "International Emergency Medicine." This edition is meant to be a helpful tool for US-based EM physicians interested in becoming more involved in the international development of emergency health services and the specialty of EM.

Although access is not free, the original articles can be found at Your library may have a subscription to the electronic version or through sites such as, etc.

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