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    WHO best practices for injections and related procedures toolkit

    Medical treatment is intended to save life and improve health, and all health workers have a responsibility to prevent transmission of health-care associated infections. Adherence to safe injection practices and related infection control is part of that responsibility it protects patients and health work...

    Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention: global policy recommendations

    Half the world’s people currently live in rural and remote areas. The problem is that most health workers live and work in cities. This imbalance is common to almost all countries and poses a major challenge to the nationwide provision of health services. This report builds on work that has already bee...

    WHO Guidelines on Drawing Blood: Best Practices in Phlebotomy

    Phlebotomy the drawing of blood – has been practised for centuries and is still one of the most common invasive procedures in health care. Each step in the process of phlebotomy affects the quality of the specimen and is thus important for preventing laboratory error, patient injury and even death. Thi...

    WHO Guidelines for pharmacological management of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 and other influenza viruses: part II review of evidence

    This revised guidance is published in two parts. Part II documents the procedures followed in developing this guidance, together with a review of evidence and other new information on the pharmacological agents considered....

    Towards 100% voluntary blood donation: a global framework for action

    Blood transfusion is a core service within health care systems and individuals who donate their blood provide a unique contribution to the health and survival of others. Every country faces an ongoing challenge to collect sufficient blood from safe donors to meet national requirements. This framework for...

    WHO Guidelines for pharmacological management of pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 and other influenza viruses: part I recommendations

    The purpose of this document is to provide a basis for advice to clinicians on the use of the currently available antivirals for patients presenting with illness due to influenza virus infection, as well their use for chemoprophylaxis. This guidance updates and replaces the recommendations published in A...

    WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Selected Pollutants

    This document presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from health risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The guidelines are based on a comprehensive review and evaluation of the accumulated scientific evidence by a multidisciplinary group of experts studyin...

    Polish guidelines for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism 2009 update

    Pol Arch Intern Med; 119 (supl. 1), 2009
    The overall objective of the Polish guidelines for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism is to increase patient benefit and safety by appropriate prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as well as proper management of the complications associated with anti...

    Depression in adults: recognition and management

    This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. It aims to improve care for people with depression by promoting improved recognition and treatment....

    Response to measles outbreaks in measles mortality reduction settings

    The guidance provided in this document is intended to encourage the principles of early detection of measles outbreaks, thorough assessment, and a rapid response that includes expanded use of measles vaccine. The nature and extent of the vaccination response should be based on an assessment of risk of sp...