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Expanding the Roles of Nurses in Primary Health Care

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Americas (WHO), (2018)


[Preface]. For more than forty years Primary Health Care (PHC) has been recognized as the cornerstone of an effective and responsive health system. The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 reaffirmed the right to the highest attainable level of health, with equity, solidarity and the right to health as its core values. It stressed the need for comprehensive health services, not only curative but services that addressed needs in terms of health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of common conditions. A strong resolutive first level of care is the basis for health system development [...] The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has supported the countries in the establishment of interprofessional PHC teams, in the transformation of health education and in building capacity in the strategic planning, and management of human resources for health. Nursing can play a critical role in advancing PHC. New profiles such as the advanced practice nurses, as discussed in this document, can be fundamental in this effort, and in particular, in health promotion, disease prevention and care, especially in rural and underserved areas.
http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456...


Essential obstetric and newborn care. Arabic Version

Medécins sans Frontières, (2017)


Essential obstetric and newborn care is designed as a tool to help protect mothers and their children in adverse environments. It is intended for midwives, doctors with obstetrics training, and health care personnel who deal with obstetric emergencies.
http://refbooks.msf.org/msf_docs/ar/obstetrics_ar....


WHO recommendation on duration of bladder catheterization after surgical repair of simple obstetric urinary fistula

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


WHO has issued a new recommendation on the length of bladder catheterization following surgical repair of a simple obstetric urinary fistula. Currently the length of catheterization is not standard and ranges from 5 to 42 days. The new guidance recommends a 7–10 day period of bladder catheterization to allow complete healing. Longer periods of catheterization can be inconvenient for the woman, her family and care providers as it is associated with more discomfort and inconvenience. It also increases the risk of infection and erosion related to catheterization; requires more intensive nursing care and costs more per patient.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259818/1/...


Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion

World Health Organization, (2014)


While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in this document aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to safe abortion care. This handbook is oriented to providers who already have the requisite skills and training necessary to provide safe abortion and/or treat complications of unsafe abortion. It is neither a substitute for formal training, nor a training manual
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK190095/pdf/TO...


WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


The recommendations in this guideline are intended to inform the development of relevant national- and local-level health policies and clinical protocols. Therefore, the target audience includes national and local public health policy-makers, implementers and managers of maternal and child health programmes, health care facility managers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health care professionals (including nurses, midwives, general medical practitioners and obstetricians) and academic staff involved in training health care professionals.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260178/1/...


Essential obstetric and newborn care

Anne-Sophie Coutin, et al., Eds.: Médecins Sans Frontières, (2017)


Essential obstetric and newborn care is designed as a tool to help protect mothers and their children in adverse environments. It is intended for midwives, doctors with obstetrics training, and health care personnel who deal with obstetric emergencies.
https://medicalguidelines.msf.org/viewport/MG/en/g...


Soins obstétricaux et néonatals essentiels

Anne-Sophie Coutin, et al., Eds.: Médecins Sans Frontières, (2017)


Ce guide a été conçu comme un outil qui permette de protéger la mère et son enfant dans un environnement défavorable. Il est destiné aux sages-femmes, médecins spécialisés en obstétrique et personnel de santé devant faire face à des urgences obstétricales.
https://medicalguidelines.msf.org/msf-books-hostin...


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