Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual PDF – Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings
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As global surgery is becoming recognized as a necessary public health intervention, access to safe surgery and anesthesia is being redefined as a universal human right. Surgery is an essential, cost-effective measure that will strengthen health systems and improve patient outcomes. There is a high global burden of surgical disease, and it impacts nearly every face of health care, including maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, and trauma. As we consider the distribution and determinants of surgical disease, we are reminded of the need for academic partnerships and longterm collaborative relationships between visiting and local surgical teams.
This clinical guide offers practical knowledge for providing surgical services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for teams of care providers, both local and visiting. The organization is simple: We divided the book into introductory topics, anesthesia and perioperative care, and trauma surgery. Our work is written by a group of culturally and academically diverse clinicians with the goal of being accessible to all providers and settings; it is not only for fully trained surgeons and anesthesia providers. Each chapter is enriched by at least one commentary from a surgeon or anesthesiologist in an LMIC who shares their first-hand perspective of the realities and complexities of providing surgical care in LMICs. It is our hope that this manual will empower you as providers to deliver evidence-based care, and inspire you to continue to work to eliminate health disparities with the ultimate goal of providing access to safe, affordable, high-quality surgery and anesthesia for all.
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