What to do in Anesthesia During a Humanitarian Mission? Experience from Anfgou, Morocco
Received Date: February 22, 2021; Published Date:April 14, 2021
The first recorded military anesthesia took place in 1847 during the Mexican American War. Despite the harsh conditions, the military anesthesiologist aims to provide a level of care comparable to that expected in civilian practice, and military practice must adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of regulatory bodies. The Moroccan medico-surgical field hospital deployed by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) of Morocco in Anfgou aims to come to the aid of the populations of these regions facing the rigors of winter by providing the necessary care in the various specialties. Medical and paramedical staff includes nearly 10 specialties in addition to a radiology department, a laboratory for medical analyzes and a pharmacy which offers drugs free of charge. Our work aims to study the organization and functioning of the operating theater, as well as the demographic and pathological characteristics of the patients treated.
Keywords:Anesthesia; Companion hospital; Humanitarian mission; Military