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Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) toolkit

World Health Organization, (2012)

The WHO Integrated Management for Emergency & Essential Surgical Care e-learning toolkit (CD) has been developed by the Clinical Procedures Unit in collaboration with the Global Initiative for Emergency & Essential Surgical Care members. This tool targets policy-makers, managers, and health-care providers (surgeons, anaesthetists, non-specialist doctors, health officers, nurses, and technicians). This tool contains WHO recommendations for minimum standards to improve quality and safety of emergency, surgery, trauma, obstetrics and anaesthesia at first-referral level health-care facilities.

Emergency and essential surgical care. Essential Emergency Equipment List

World Health Organization, (2012)

This checklist of essential emergency equipment for resuscitation describes minimum requirements for emergency and essential surgical care at the first referral health facility

Wound management

World Health Organization, (2014)

Accessed 24 June 2014

Surgical Care At The District Hospital

WHO, (2003)

Promotion of the quality of clinical care through the identification, promotion and standardization of appropriate procedures, equipment and materials, particularly at district hospital level.

Casts & Splints

World Health Organization, (2014)

Accessed 24 June 2014

Best Practice Guidelines on Emergency Surgical Care in Disaster Situations

World Health Organization, Eds.: WHO, EHT, CPR, (2005)

These guidelines have been extracted from the WHO manual Surgical Care at the District Hospital (SCDH), which is a part of the WHO Integrated Management Package on Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMPEESC). Refer for details on anaesthesia, head, gunshot and landmine injuries in chapters

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