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World Health Organization WHO; Handicap International, CBM; et al. (2016)   C_WHO


his document, a first of its kind, clearly sets out the standards for rehabilitation and provides guidance on building or strengthening the capacity of EMTs in this area.The importance of early rehabilitation for functional outcomes is well documented. Rehabilitation needs can persist far beyond the departure of EMTs; therefore, close, supportive collaboration must be established with local services. Emergency response presents an opportunity to rebuild devastated health systems and build local rehabilitation capacity. This document emphasizes the importance of aligning practices to the local context and maximizing opportunities for training and mentorship. The minimum standards and recommendations described will result in faster access of patients to rehabilitation services and equipment and a better transition between EMTs and local health facilities. Available in English, German, Arabic, Chinese

Emregency medical teams,  EMT,  Rehabilitation,  humanitarian crisis,  humanitarian work,  disasters,  Trauma,  war surgery,  Standards,