The ACS Patient in Resource-Limited Setting: How to Get the Maximum from the Minimum!

  • Alain Chichom-Mefire
  • Liban Wehliye
  • Susan I. Brundage
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Many surgeons in the world work in austere environment. This condition is very challenging. Every surgeon, working in these difficult situations, should have the basic knowledge to deal with all the problems he may encounter. The aim of this chapter is to provide the healthcare provider managing an acute care surgery (ACS) patient in resource-limited settings with tricks that could be useful in facing some of the shortcomings related to their specific conditions of practice.


Poor resource setting Austere environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Chichom-Mefire
    • 1
  • Liban Wehliye
    • 2
  • Susan I. Brundage
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of BueaBueaCameroon
  2. 2.AYAN Hospital and SMTMogadishuSomalia
  3. 3.Barts Health NHS TrustWhitechapelUK
  4. 4.Centre for Trauma SciencesQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK

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