World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia.

@article{Gelb2018WorldHO,
  title={World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia.},
  author={Adrian W. Gelb and Wayne W. Morriss and Walter D Johnson and Alan Forbes Merry and Anuja Unnathie Abayadeera and Natalia Bel{\^i}i and Sorin J. Brull and Aline Yuri Chibana and Faye M. Evans and Cyril Goddia and Carolina Haylock-Loor and Fauzia A Khan and Sandra Leal and Nan Lin and Richard N. Merchant and Mark W. Newton and Jackie S Rowles and Arinola A. Sanusi and Iain H Wilson and Adriana Velazquez Berumen},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2018},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={
          2047-2055
        }
}
The International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia were developed on behalf of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), a nonprofit organization representing anesthesiologists in 150 countries, and the World Health Organization (WHO. [] Key Method HIGHLY RECOMMENDED standards, the functional equivalent of mandatory standards, include (amongst other things): the continuous presence of a trained and vigilant anesthesia provider; continuous monitoring of tissue oxygenation and…

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