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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Emergency and essential surgical care
    Best practice safety protocols
    Surgical Care at the District Hospital – The WHO Manual
    Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) toolkit
  2. Safe Surgery
    WHO guidelines for safe surgery-Safe surgery saves lives
  3. Surgical safety tools & resources
  4. Best Practice Guidelines on Emergency Surgical Care in Disaster Situations
  5. Best Practice Protocols Clinical Procedures Safety (2007)

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Surgical Work in Medical Missions: Study in Remote Areas of India–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.
Working Holidays for Overseas Doctors: Host Perspective in Mission Hospitals in Rural India –No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

B. Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) Resources See especially
Principles of Reconstructive Surgery in Africa (Surgical text-Download free)

C.William Carey International Development Journal
Holistic Transformational Development through Surgical Care (See 1. BLOG)

A. The Lancet-Global Health
Global Health Commissions:
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
Global cancer surgery 2015
Global Health Series See especially:
Surgical site infection prevention 2016

B. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Volunteering Overseas — Lessons from Surgical Brigades 2006–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

Updated: Mar 2018