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Frostbitten

Frostbitten

Frostbitten

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Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0307372685

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1892

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New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns with the tenth installment of the Women of the Otherworld series. The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within. With Elena back in the starring role, this is the book Kelley Armstrong fans have been waiting for.


Frostbitten

Frostbitten

Frostbitten

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0307372685

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 658

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New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns with the tenth installment of the Women of the Otherworld series. The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within. With Elena back in the starring role, this is the book Kelley Armstrong fans have been waiting for.


Frostbitten

Frostbitten

Frostbitten

Author: Becca Jameson

Publisher: Becca Jameson Publishing

Isbn 10: 1629160210

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1033

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Adonia has been isolated from society her entire life. Banished from her pack for crimes committed before her birth, she lives a solitary existence with her mother in the wilds of Siberia. Zephyr has been sent by the ruler of winter, Jack Frost, to find a daughter he just found out existed. When Zephyr finds her, the storm that erupts is both literal and figurative. Fated to mate, Adonia and Zephyr must find a way to put an end to the blizzard burying them in snow. Battling forces of nature neither of them understands, they are trapped inside Adonia’s small cabin, waiting for…the inevitable.


Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Author: Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D.

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Isbn 10: 159485131X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 535

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* A vital resource for search and rescue professionals and physicians as well as outdoor enthusiasts * Includes new chapters to cover cold injuries and strategies for survival that weren't in the previous edition Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children -- all are potentially at risk of hypothermia or other cold injuries including frostbite and trenchfoot. Cold water immersion is also a major cause of death in boating accidents. Yet as shown in anecdotes from the updated second edition of Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries, many people have died unnecessarily, succumbing to cold effects long before hypothermia sets in. This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. Included is coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. This edition has added chapters on cold water drowning and covers additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. You'll also find strategies for cold-weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.


Frostbite

Frostbite

Frostbite

Author: Adrienne Woods

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers

Isbn 10: 0994653646

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 412

Number of Views: 661

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Losing Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of her heart and discovering her true identity has made Elena Watkins' life almost unbearable. However, new trials will test the 17 year-old's strength and push her to limits she didn’t think were possible. Only a mysterious offer from Blake Leaf, the Rubicon and a dragon predestined for evil, reveals there may be a light at the end of Elena’s dark tunnel. With the life she thought she knew crashing down around her, Elena will have to face a monumental decision about the fate of Paegeia. She can either make peace with Blake’s demands or try once again to unravel the Queen’s secrets that lie deep within her dragon, Tanya La Frey’s, heart. The third heart pounding novel in The Dragonian Series by Adrienne Woods.


Frostbite

Frostbite

Frostbite

Author: Joshua Williamson

Publisher: Vertigo

Isbn 10: 1401279937

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: 14

Number of Views: 1749

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From writer Joshua Williamson (JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY) comes a stunning science fiction saga of subzero survival in FROSTBITE! In the arctic wilderness of post-apocalyptic America, death comes in many formsÑbut none is worse than the terrifying plague that freezes its victims from the inside out. They call it frostbite, and it is slowly, inexorably infecting the struggling remnants of humanity. Frostbite has no vaccine, no immunity, and no cure. Until now. In snowbound Mexico City, Dr. Henry Bonham and his daughter, Victoria, have found the key to destroying the disease. In order to make their theoretical cure a reality, however, they have to travel 2,000 treacherous miles to a secret government installation on Alcatraz Island. Enter Keaton, captain of the cross-country cargo hauler Icebreaker, and her hard-bitten mercenary crew. TheyÕve spent years learning how to survive on the ice, but theyÕve never before gone on a run with such high stakesÑor with such determined enemies. Will these unlikely saviors make it across the frozen wasteland, defeat the relentless forces gunning for their lives, and bring warmth to the world? Or will frostbite continue to consume all life in its icy jaws? Discover the shocking answers in FROSTBITE. Collects FROSTBITE #1-6.


Frostbite

Frostbite

Frostbite

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698165942

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 144

Number of Views: 1770

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Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks.... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…


Between Everything and Nothing

Between Everything and Nothing

Between Everything and Nothing

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: Catapult

Isbn 10: 164009315X

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 804

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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, this harrowing true story of two young men from Ghana and their quest for asylum highlights not only the unjust political system of their homeland, but the chaos of the United States’ failing immigration system. Long before their chance meeting at a Minneapolis bus station, Ghanaian asylum seekers Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal had already crossed half the world in search of a new home. Seidu, who identifies as bisexual, lived under constant threat of exposure and violence in a country where same–sex acts are illegal. Razak’s life was also threatened after corrupt officials contrived to steal his rightful inheritance. Forced to flee their homeland, both men embarked on separate odysseys through the dangerous jungles and bureaucracies of South, Central, and North America. Like generations of asylum seekers before, they presented themselves legally at the U.S. border, hoping for sanctuary. Instead they were imprisoned in private detention facilities, released only after their asylum pleas were denied. Fearful of returning to Ghana, Seidu and Razak saw no choice but to attempt one final border crossing. Their journey north to Canada in the harsh, unforgiving winter proved more tragic than anything they had experienced before. Based on extensive interviews, Joe Meno’s intimate, novelistic account builds upon the international media attention Seidu and Razak’s story has already received, highlighting the harrowing journey of asylum seekers everywhere while adding dimension to one of the greatest humanitarian concerns facing the world.


How to Think Like a Survivor

How to Think Like a Survivor

How to Think Like a Survivor

Author: Tom Watson

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Isbn 10: 9781616738266

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1852

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Readers don't have to be avid mountain climbers or wilderness explorers to encounter an emergency survival situation. The outing can begin as a simple family hike, a hunt on well-known terrain, a drive through the countryside. It can quickly turn into an unexpected emergency. How to Think Like a Survivor is for anyone who spends time in the outdoors, including hikers, campers, boaters, skiers, nature photographers, bird watchers, anglers and hunters. Chapters include information and preparation tips on: Gear Food & Water Navigation Shelters Signaling Field First Aid This convenient book also offers: Photos and illustrations show fire kits, first-aid gear, compasses, food and water sources, shelters, survivalknives, signals and much more. Discusses skills to develop before going into the outdoors. Shows how everyday items can function as multi-use tools in the wilderness.


Sherpa

Sherpa

Sherpa

Author: Ang Tharkay

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Isbn 10: 1594859981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1145

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CLICK HERE to download a sample from Sherpa • Ang Tharkay was the sirdar for Maurice Herzog’s Annapurna expedition in 1950—the first 8000-meter peak to be climbed • Ang Tharkay was a key member of the 1951 reconnaissance of Everest—which led to the successful 1953 ascent Sherpas have recently been in the public eye, in part because of the 2013 Everest “brawl,” the 2014 avalanche that took the lives of thirteen climbing Sherpas, and the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal. These events and others have led to much public discussion about how Sherpas today are treated and viewed by their Western employers. Sherpa expands our understanding of these issues by providing historical context. The autobiography of Ang Tharkay, who was born in 1908 and became one of the most renowned Sherpas of early Himalayan exploration, has long been a collector’s item in the original French-language edition but it has never been available in English until now. In Sherpa, Tharkay describes his experiences traveling with Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman and as the sirdar (head Sherpa) on Maurice Herzog’s 1950 ascent of Annapurna. Few such Sherpa accounts have been written, and fewer still from these early Himalayan expeditions. Opening with a brief account of Tharkay’s childhood and background, Sherpa then immerses readers in expeditions on Everest, Nanga Parbat, and, of course, Annapurna. Tharkay reveals some of the politics within the Sherpa support teams: petty arguments and shared struggles that went unnoticed or at least unrecorded by those who hired them. Tharkay’s admiration of his employers is leavened with his recognition of their shortcomings, but his affection for the climbers who employed him, and theirs for him, radiates throughout the story. Sherpa includes an original foreword by Tashi Sherpa, founder of Sherpa Adventure Gear and the nephew of Ang Tharkay. He remembers how he and his young cousins worshipped “Agu” (Uncle) as a respected mountaineer and hero, a warm and safe presence for the family. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.


Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries

Author: Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D.

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Isbn 10: 159485131X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 624

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* A vital resource for search and rescue professionals and physicians as well as outdoor enthusiasts * Includes new chapters to cover cold injuries and strategies for survival that weren't in the previous edition Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children -- all are potentially at risk of hypothermia or other cold injuries including frostbite and trenchfoot. Cold water immersion is also a major cause of death in boating accidents. Yet as shown in anecdotes from the updated second edition of Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries, many people have died unnecessarily, succumbing to cold effects long before hypothermia sets in. This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. Included is coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. This edition has added chapters on cold water drowning and covers additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. You'll also find strategies for cold-weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.


Frostbite

Frostbite

Frostbite

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1440631832

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1590

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Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks.... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…


The Spider King #1

The Spider King #1

The Spider King #1

Author: Josh Vann

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Isbn 10:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: 42

Number of Views: 708

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When a fleet of spaceships crashes into northern Europe in 956 AD, a group of unlikely Viking heroes are the last line of defense against a brutal intergalactic warlord. Equal parts science fiction and fantasy, The Spider King follows the adventures of Viking warriors as they defend their world against alien invaders armed with futuristic technology and impossible weapons.


Renegades

Renegades

Renegades

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Isbn 10: 1250164079

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 327

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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal. Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.


Conquering the Impossible

Conquering the Impossible

Conquering the Impossible

Author: Mike Horn

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

Isbn 10: 1466880155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 959

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In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions. Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth. From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds camaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions. This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner and an Arctic survival tale in one. Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.


Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Author: Alisa McQueen,S. Margaret Paik

Publisher: CRC Press

Isbn 10: 0429786689

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 436

Number of Views: 956

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This book includes 200 clinical cases which present as emergencies. Congenital and acquired conditions affecting all body systems in infants and children are covered, including allergy, abuse, burns, fractures and other trauma, feeding problems, foreign bodies, genetic disorders, infections, poisoning, haematology, oncology, and much more. Cases appear in random order, reflecting actual practice in emergency medicine, and reinforcing skills in investigation, diagnosis, and treatment. It is superbly illustrated with high-quality radiographic images and photographs and is indispensable for all health professionals dealing with emergencies involving children.


Bitten

Bitten

Bitten

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Isbn 10: 030735878X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1533

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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape. But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one. An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body.


Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

Isbn 10: 0679462716

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1153

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National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."


Speaking of Monsters

Speaking of Monsters

Speaking of Monsters

Author: Caroline Joan S. Picart,John Edgar Browning

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137101490

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 326

Number of Views: 1939

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Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.


Total Burn Care

Total Burn Care

Total Burn Care

Author: David N. Herndon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Isbn 10: 1455737976

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 808

Number of Views: 1233

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Total Burn Care guides you in providing optimal burn care and maximizing recovery, from resuscitation through reconstruction to rehabilitation! Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS helps you meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every patient. With Total Burn Care, you'll offer effective burn management every step of the way! Effectively manage burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation. Devise successful integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients. Browse the complete contents of Total Burn Care online and download images, tables, figures, PowerPoint presentations, procedural videos, and more at www.expertconsult.com! Decrease mortality from massive burns by applying the latest advances in resuscitation, infection control, early coverage of the burn, and management of smoke inhalation and injury. Enhance burn patients' reintegration into society through expanded sections on reconstructive surgery (with an emphasis on early reconstruction), rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and ventilator management.