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.
Join an International Medical Response Team
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.
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.
- Developing and Implementing Emergency Medicine Programs Globally
- Funding Emergency Medicine Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Doney MK, Smith J, Kapur GB
- History of the Development of International Emergency Medicine
Alagappan K, Holliman CJ
- Hot Topics in International Emergency Medicine
Arnold LK, Fernandez WG, Altman RS
- Injury Prevention and Other International Public Health Initiatives
Razzak JA, Sasser SM, Kellermann AL
- International Emergency Medicine Fellowships
Anderson PD, Aschkenasy M, Lis J
- International Humanitarian Assistance: Where Do Emergency Physicians Belong?
VanRooyen M, Venugopal R, Greenough PG
- Lessons Learned from International Emergency Medicine Development
Arnold JL, Holliman CJ
- Preparing for Interntaional Medical Service
Sarfaty S, Arnold LK
- Priorities in Global Emergency Medicine Development
Smith J, Haile-Mariam T
- Reflections on Becoming a Specialty and Its Impact on Global Emergency Medical Care: Our Challenge for the Future
Rapp MT, Podgorny G
- Regional Highlights in Global Emergency Medicine Development
Doney MK, Macias DJ
- Research Agendas in Global Emergency Medicine
Arnold LK, Razzak J
- Understanding Diversity Among Prehospital Care Delivery Systems Around the World
Sikka N, Margolis G
- Using Distance-Based Technologies for Emergency Medicine Training and Education
Haile-Mariam T, Koffenberger W, McConnell HW, Widamayer S
Although access is not free, the original articles can be found at http://emed.theclinics.com. Your library may have a subscription to the electronic version or through sites such as MDConsult.com, etc.
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