General surgery at the district hospital
AbstractA richly illustrated guide to general surgical procedures suitable for use in small hospitals that are subject to constraints on personnel, equipment, and drugs. Information is addressed to the medical officer who may not have formal training in surgery, yet has gained experience, under supervision, of all the relevant techniques. Following an overview of basic principles, the book presents detailed information on surgical procedures for the face and neck, chest, abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital system. Paediatric surgery is covered in a separate section. Most of the operations included are for saving life, alleviating pain, preventing the development of serious complications, or stabilizing a patients condition pending referral. Simple but standard surgical techniques have been selected wherever possible, and procedures that require specialist skills or that could add unnecessarily to the doctors workload have been avoided. Lists of essential surgical instruments, equipment and supplies conclude the text
Cook, John, Sankaran, Balu, Wasunna, Ambrose E. O & World Health Organization. (1988). General surgery at the district hospital. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38534
DescriptionSpanish version issued as: Publicación científica / Organización Panamericana de la Salud ; no. 521
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Regional Workshop on Planning and Design of District Hospitals in Support of Primary Health Care, Seoul and Kyungju, Republic of Korea, 24 August - 1 September 1988 : report World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific ((WP)OMC/ICP/PHC/003-E, 1988)