Outline of emergency medicine

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to emergency medicine:

Emergency medicine medical specialty involving care for undifferentiated, unscheduled patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention. While not usually providing long-term or continuing care, emergency physicians undertake acute investigations and interventions to resuscitate and stabilize patients. Emergency physicians generally practice in hospital emergency departments, pre-hospital settings via emergency medical services, and intensive care units.

Presentations

Types of emergencies

Listed below are conditions that constitute a possible medical emergency and may require immediate first aid, emergency room care, surgery, or care by a physician or nurse. Not all medical emergencies are life-threatening; some conditions require medical attention in order to prevent significant and long-lasting effects on physical or mental health.

Blood

Children

Endocrine

Environmental

Eyes

Gastrointestinal

Genitourinary

Heart and blood vessels

Infectious disease

Inflammatory

Injury

Lungs and airway

Nervous system

Pregnancy

Psychiatric

Skin

Toxicological

Gynecologic

Emergency medical care

Critical care

Life support

Environmental medicine

Environmental medicine

Branches of emergency medicine

Contributory fields

Emergency medicine is multidisciplinary due to the diversity of medical emergencies encountered, emergency medicine relies heavily upon the knowledge and procedures of many medical specialties, including:

Emergency medical system

Emergency medical services

Emergency medical services

Emergency medical facilities

Emergency medical professionals

Tools and equipment

Emergency medical equipment

Drugs

History

Journals

Organizations

See also

References

    Marx, John (2010). Rosen's emergency medicine: concepts and clinical practice 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-05472-0.

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