Emergency Medicine

The medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries which requires immediate medical attention is known as Emergency Medicine. Emergency physicians care for unexpected and undifferentiated patients of all ages. The primary responsibility is to initiate resuscitation and stabilization and to start investigations and interventions to diagnose and treat illnesses in the acute phase.
 
In general, Emergency physicians practice in hospital emergency departs, pre-hospital settings such as emergency medical services and intensive care units, but they also work in primary care settings such as urgent care clinics.
 
Sub-specializations of emergency medicine are:
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Aerospace Medicine