Acknowledgements

The World Health Organization, the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, and the editorial committee acknowledge with thanks the many reviewers, advisers, and consultants whose dedication, support and expertise made these guidelines possible.

The guidelines also benefited from the contributions of a number of other people. In particular, acknowledgement is made to Coilin Oscar OhAiseadha who edited the final text; to Sabine van Tuyll van Serooskerken for assistance with the preparation of the manuscript for printing; and to Cara MacNab, Pascale Lanvers and Angela Swetloff-Coff for administrative support.

The World Health Organization and the editorial committee also wish to thank the following groups, which provided funding for the development, writing and publication of this document: FIA Foundation, International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (IATSIC), The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Norwegian Government.

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