Outline of emergency medicine

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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.

Medical emergencies[edit]

Presentations[edit]

Further information: Symptom

Types of emergencies[edit]

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.

Cardiac and circulatory[edit]

Further information: Cardiology and circulatory system

Dermatologic[edit]

Further information: Dermatology

Endocrinological[edit]

Further information: Endocrine system and Endocrinology

Environmental[edit]

Further information: Environmental medicine

Gastrointestinal[edit]

Further information: Human gastrointestinal tract

Genitourinary[edit]

Further information: Genitourinary system

Infections[edit]

Further information: Infection

Inflammatory[edit]

Further information: Inflammation

Hematologic[edit]

Further information: Hematology

Infectious disease[edit]

Injury (trauma) and illness[edit]

Metabolic[edit]

Further information: Metabolism

Neurological and neurosurgical[edit]

Further information: Neurology and neurosurgery

Obstetric[edit]

Further information: Obstetrics

Ophthalmological[edit]

Further information: Ophthalmology

Pediatric[edit]

Further information: Pediatrics

Psychiatric[edit]

Further information: Psychiatry

Respiratory[edit]

Further information: Respiratory system

Shock[edit]

Shock

Toxicological[edit]

Further information: Toxicology

Urological, andrological, and gynecologic[edit]

Further information: Urology, andrology and gynecology

Emergency medical care[edit]

Critical care[edit]

Life support[edit]

Environmental medicine[edit]

Environmental medicine

Toxicology[edit]

Toxicology

Branches of emergency medicine[edit]

Contributory fields[edit]

Emergency medicine is multidiciplinary – 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[edit]

Emergency medical services[edit]

Emergency medical services

Emergency medical facilities[edit]

Emergency medical professionals[edit]

Tools and equipment[edit]

Emergency medical equipment

Drugs[edit]

History of emergency medicine[edit]

Publications[edit]

Organizations[edit]

Persons influential in emergency medicine[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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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