Humanitarian Care – Free Access Articles

In times of crisis, such as conflict or natural disasters, AMBOSS is committed to helping medical professionals and students to fulfil their humanitarian work. If you need to use our medical knowledge resources for humanitarian activities, you can request AMBOSS access via the form here.

In addition, we provide free access to selected articles with topics related to humanitarian care. Below is a collection of student-level and junior clinician-level articles relating to resuscitation, supportive care, emergency skills, trauma, and refugee health topics. You can access them now for free in the AMBOSS medical knowledge library.

Emergency Care:

Airway management
Transfusion
Point-of-care ultrasound
Procedural sedation and analgesia
Pain management

Resuscitation:

Oxygen therapy
Mechanical ventilation
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Shock
Secondary brain injury and neuroprotective measures
Poisoning
Respiratory failure

Emergency Skills:

Approach to the agitated or violent patient
Infection prevention and control
Local and regional anesthesia
Radiography
Computed tomography
Arterial blood gas analysis

Supportive Care:

Dehydration and hypovolemia
Overview of palliative medicine
Antiemetics
Hypothermia and frostbite
Grief and end-of-life counseling

Trauma:

Pneumothorax
Traumatic brain injury
Wound treatment
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade
Anticoagulant reversal
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Subdural hematoma
Elevated intracranial pressure and brain herniation
Military medicine
Management of trauma patients
Blunt trauma
Burns
Penetrating trauma
General principles of fractures
Compartment syndrome
Pelvic fracture
Vertebral fractures
Complete spinal cord injury
Genitourinary trauma
Death
Rhabdomyolysis and crush syndrome
Epidural hematoma

Refugee Health:

Tuberculosis
Measles
Infectious gastroenteritis
Iron deficiency anemia
Mechanics of childbirth
Hepatitis A
Diarrhea
Childbirth
Protein-energy malnutrition
Malaria
General parasitology

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