Emergency Medicine is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis, management, and prevention of acute and urgent illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.
Emergency Physicians are responsible for initiating resuscitation, stabilisation, investigations, and interventions to diagnose and treat acute phase conditions. They assess and treat a wide range of illnesses and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, fractures, asthma attacks, injuries resulting from car accidents, pregnancy-related emergencies, and overdoses.
Emergency Medicine has several subspecialisations, including Medical Toxicology, Critical Care Medicine, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, and many more. These sub-specialties allow for a more focused approach to specific areas of emergency medicine and enable healthcare professionals to provide more comprehensive care to patients.