Emergency medicine, also known as accident and emergency medicine, is a medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. A physician who specializes in Emergency Medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. This specialist provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury.
Emergency medicine is not defined by location but may be practiced in a variety of settings including hospital-based and freestanding emergency departments (EDs), urgent care clinics, observation medicine units, emergency medical response vehicles, at disaster sites, or via telemedicine.
· Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
· Emergency Medical Services
· Hospice and Palliative Medicine
· Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine.
· Medical Toxicology
· Neurocritical Care
· Pain Medicine
· Pediatric Emergency Medicine
· Sports Medicine
· Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine