oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Essential training for general practitioners proposing to administer anaesthetics



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES SECTION II ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS PROPOSING TO ADMINISTER ANAESTHETICS 1. Introduction The Society at the outset acknowledges the inadequate number of specialist anaesthetists to meet the needs of South Africa. Standards vary with location; the urban population benefits largely from first world standards of anaesthetic practice while a significant percentage of the rural population lack access to even rudimentary primary health care facilities. The position of general practitioners in a community where no specialist anaesthetic service is available and where it is necessary for surgical procedures to be undertaken is acknowledged. In this respect South Africa is ..


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