Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Surgical care at the district hospital

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 511
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241545755



Surgical Care at the District Hospital is a practical resource for individual practitioners and for use in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in-service training and continuing medical education programmes. The manual is designed to promote quality surgical care at district (first-referral) level hospitals for patients who cannot be safely transferred to a secondary or tertiary-level hospital. It covers critical aspects of paediatric surgical care, such as fundamentals of surgical practice for the paediatric patient, management of emergencies and paediatric anaesthesia.