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An international armed conflict led to many human casualties that require medical assistance and to be treated fast The ICRC has deployed a field hospital in a conflict-affected area. Due to providing aid to many patients, the field hospital is suffering a shortage of medical supplies. Two new...
11 Sep, 2023
MM commands a military field hospital, physically based on a semi-trailer truck convoy that follows combat troops into disputed territory as part of a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping and security mission to implement and maintain a fragile truce between local government forces and opposition...
15 Sep, 2022
A 10-month-old previously healthy baby boy was referred to our hospital with high fever and a convulsion. A second seizure occurred in the emergency-room (with generalized tonic-colonic convulsions, which ceased only after receiving intravenous (IV) Midazolam. A lumbar puncture was performed and...
24 Jun, 2022
Report from a Canadian military doctor: "When we received news that a mass casualty was en route with severe burns, we were told not to intubate Afghans with burns over more than 50 percent of their bodies—because in the absence of a burn unit, such a patient requiring life support rarely...
19 Aug, 2021
The ability to maintain the wounded alive is nothing less than astounding. Medical advances, combined with improved body armour and rapid evacuation, have resulted in lives saved that would have been unsalvageable only 20 years ago. […] In one scenario, a member of the local Afghan security...
19 Aug, 2021
"The only physician in a 17.000 inhabitants town asks for a MEDEVAC. The local doctor describes a stable case of a 40y man with chronic hypertension, who presented with a 12-hour long chest pain worsening at exercise, likely to have an unstable angina. He lives in the jungle, almost 6-hour by boat...
19 Aug, 2020
You have just deployed to a lab that provides diagnostic laboratory services for two Ebola treatment units in a low-income country: one run by the military and one run by an NGO. The former is reserved for international (predominantly) and local healthcare workers and the latter serves the...
06 Apr, 2020
You are a military doctor in charge of a small Ebola treatment unit (ETU) during a major Ebola outbreak in a low-income country. The ETU was established to guarantee that affected healthcare workers would get care. It is believed that this measure will instil confidence in both the local and...
06 Apr, 2020

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