• Merchant A, Outhay M, Gonzaléz-Calvo L, Moon TD, Sidat M, Taibo CL, McQueen K. Training Laypersons and Hospital Personnel in Basic Resuscitation Techniques: an Approach to Impact the Global Trauma Burden in Mozambique. World journal of surgery. 2015 Feb 7. PMID: 25663007 [PubMed].


Over half of prehospital deaths in low-income countries are the result of airway compromise, respiratory failure, or uncontrolled hemorrhage; all three conditions can be addressed using simple first-aid measures. For both hospital personnel and laypersons, a basic trauma resuscitation training in modified ABCD (airway, breathing, circulation, disability) techniques can be easily learned and applied to increase the number of first responders in Mozambique, a resource-challenged country.