Emergency Medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability. It is primarily hospital emergency department based, but with extensive pre-hospital responsibilities for emergency medical systems. The emergency physician provides immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of a generally undifferentiated population of patients in response to acute illness and injury. The care provided by the emergency physician is episodic in nature and involves a full spectrum of physical and behavioral conditions. from American Board of Emergency Medicine, http://www.abem.org/def.htm

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EmedHome.com
Clinical content updated several times each week, including articles by emergency physician authorities, cases, EKGs, and pearls.
eMedicine Online Text - Emergency Medicine
Reference of common topics in emergency medicine, edited by doctors for use by other doctors and the general public. Requires background familiarity with medical terminology.
Emergency Medical Services for Children
A 1993 report on the problem of childhood injury and illnesses and the emergency care required. A National Academy Press publication.
Emergency Medicine Resources On The Web
Collection of medical resources for emergency medicine, primary care, and acute care. Medical search engines. Clinical and administrative tools. Medical calculators, clinical scores, tables, references, nomograms, medical journals, and medical textbooks.
EmergencyCareForYou
Educational articles from the American College of Emergency Physicians. They cover the basics, being prepared, visiting the ER and health and safety tips.
The First Call
International service based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Offering telephone support to land, sea and air operations requiring instant advice.
How Stuff Works: Emergency Room
An in-depth look behind the scenes of a typical emergency room, written by a medical doctor.

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