Posts by Drs. James Bernstein and John Sampson
An Essential for Essential Surgery: Low-resource optimized anesthesia machines needed to help fill global need
The majority of health care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to electricity. If they have access at all, these facilities face weekly or even daily outages that make putting a patient’s consciousness during surgery in the hands of an electricity-dependent anesthesia machine a dangerous proposition.