Technical problems in developing countries often require more than just technological solutions.
Many small hospitals in rural areas are without a reliable oxygen supply ; small oxygen concentrators offer a solution, but simply sending out machines is ineffective.
This account details the setting up and first year's operation of a project to test oxygen concentrations in a developing country.
A coordinated strategy has been developed to include machines, supplies, education, training, and feedback.
Initial results are encouraging, and support the idea that suitably installed and maintained concentrations can have a valuable role in bringing oxygen therapy to patients and hospitals in countries which have so far been denied it.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Appareil, Oxygénothérapie, Hôpital, Egypte, Afrique, Organisation, Homme, Réanimation respiratoire, Faible importance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Apparatus, Oxygenotherapy, Hospital, Egypt, Africa, Organization, Human, Respiratory intensive care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0298083
Code Inist : 002B27B02. Création : 199608.