Emergency Medicine

Open-Content Textbook of Emergency Medicine
(OCTEM)

SYMPTOMS AND PRESENTATIONSEdit

GENERAL SYMPTOMSEdit

Altered mental status, Anxiety, Apnea, Ataxia, Back pain, Bleeding, Coma, Confusion, Crying/Fussiness, Cyanosis, Decreased level of consciousness, Dehydration, Dizziness, Edema, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Feeding problems, Fever, Hypotension, Jaundice, Joint pain/Swelling, Limp, Lymphadenopathy, Malaise, Multiple trauma, Needle stick, Pain, Paralysis, Paresthesia/Dysthesia,

HEAD AND NECK SYMPTOMSEdit

Congestion, Diplopia, Dysphagia, Eye pain, Headache, Loss of hearing, Loss of vision, Rhinorrhea, Sore throat, Stridor, Tinnitus, Vertigo,

CHEST SYMPTOMSEdit

Chest pain, Cough, Dyspnea, Hemoptysis, Hiccough, Orthopnea, Palpitations, Shortness of breath, Tachycardia, Wheezing,

ABDOMINAL SYMPTOMSEdit

Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Anuria, Ascites, Belching / GERD, Colic, Constipation, Cramps, Diarrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Dysuria, Hematemesis, Hematochezia, Hematuria, Nausea/Vomiting, Pain, Pelvic pain, Peritonitis, Rectal bleeding, Rectal pain, Urinary incontinence, Urinary retention,

TOPICSEdit

ABDOMINAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERSEdit

Abdominal Wall, Esophagus, Gall Bladder and Biliary Tract, Large Bowel, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum, Small Bowel, Stomach,

CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERSEdit

Arterial, Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Congenital Abnormalities of the Cardiovascular System, Diseases of the Myocardium, Acquired, Diseases of the Pericardium, Disorders of Circulation, Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm, Endocarditis, Hypertensive Emergencies, Tumors, Valvular Disorders, Venous,

CUTANEOUS DISORDERSEdit

Bacterial, Cancers of the Skin, Decubitus Ulcer, Dermatitis, Fungal, Infections, Maculopapular Lesions, Papular/Nodular Lesions, Parasitic, Vesicular/Bullous Lesions, Viral,

DISASTER MEDICINEEdit

Emergency preparedness, Chemical warfare agents, Bioterrorism, Infectious Disease outbreak, Radiation emergencies, The Dirty Bomb, Explosives,

ENDOCRINE, METABOLIC, AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERSEdit

Acid Base Disturbances, Adrenal Disease, Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances, Glucose Metabolism, Nutritional Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Tumors of Endocrine Glands,

ENVIRONMENTAL DISORDERSEdit

Bites and Envenomation, Dysbarism, Electrical Injury, High Altitude Illness, Snake Bite, Submersion Incidents, Temperature Related Illness,

HEAD, EAR, EYE, NOSE, THROAT DISORDERSEdit

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, Ear, Eye, Nose, Oropharynx/Throat, Tumors,

HEMATOLOGIC DISORDERSEdit

Blood Transfusion, Hemostatic Disorders, Lymphomas, Pancytopenia, Red Blood Cell Disorders, White Blood Cell Disorders,

IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERSEdit

Collagen Vascular Disease, HIV and Manifestations, Hypersensitivity, Kawasaki Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Transplant Related Problems,

INFECTIOUS DISORDERSEdit

Bacterial, Biologic Weapons, Fungal Infections, Protozoan - Parasites, Tick-Borne, Viral, Sepsis,

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS (NONTRAUMATIC)Edit

Bony Abnormalities, Disorders of the Spine, Joint Abnormalities, Muscle Abnormalities, Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Overuse Syndromes, Soft Tissue Infections,

NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERSEdit

Cranial Nerve Disorders, Demyelinating Disorders, Headache, Hydrocephalus, Infections/Inflammatory Disorders, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Other Conditions of the Brain, Seizure Disorders, Spinal Cord Compression, Stroke, Transient Cerebral Ischemia, Tumors,

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGYEdit

Complications of Delivery, Complications of Labor, Complications of Pregnancy, Female Genital Tract, High Risk Pregnancy, Normal Labor and Delivery, Normal Pregnancy, Postpartum Complications,

RENAL AND UROGENITAL DISORDERSEdit

Acute and Chronic Renal Failure, Complications of Renal Dialysis, Glomerular Disorders, Infection, Male Genital Tract, Nephritis, Structural Disorders, Tumors,

THORACIC-RESPIRATORY DISORDERSEdit

Acute Upper Airway Disorders, Disorders of Pleura, Mediastinum, and Chest Wall, Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema, Obstructive/Restrictive Lung Disease, Physical and Chemical Irritants/Insults, Pulmonary Embolism/Infarct, Pulmonary Infections, Tumors,

TOXICOLOGIC DISORDERSEdit

Acetaminophen, Amphetamines, Anesthetics, Antiarrhythmics, Anticholinergics/Cholinergics, Anticoagulants, Anticonvulsants, Antidepressants, Antihistamines and antiemetics, Antihypertensives, Antiparkinsonism drugs, Antipsychotics, Beta blockers, Bronchodilators, Calcium channel blockers, Carbon monoxide, Cardiovascular drugs, Caustic agents, Cocaine, Cyanides, hydrogen sulfide, Ethanol, Glycol, Hallucinogens, Heavy metals, Herbicides, insecticides, and , Hormones/Steroids, Household/Industrial chemicals, Hydrocarbons, Hypoglycemics/Insulin, Inhaled toxins,

TRAUMATIC DISORDERSEdit

Abdominal trauma, Burns, Chemical Burns, Chest trauma, Cutaneous injuries, Facial fractures, Genitourinary trauma, Head trauma, Injuries of the spine, Lower extremity bony trauma, Multi-system Trauma, Neck trauma, Ophthalmologic trauma, Otologic trauma, Pediatric fractures, Pelvic fracture, Soft-tissue extremity injuries, Spinal cord and nervous system trauma, Trauma, Trauma in Pregnancy, Upper extremity bony trauma,

TESTSEdit

ImagingEdit

CXR, Head CT, C-Spine XR, Abdo CT, KUB, Pelvic US, Cardiac US, Biliary US, FAST US,

Lab InvestigationsEdit

ABG, Electrolytes, CBC, D-Dimer, Troponin,

Point of Care TestingEdit

EKG,

TREATMENTEdit

ProceduresEdit

Endotracheal Intubation, Other Airway Procedures, Chest Tube, Thoracotomy, Cardioversion, Central Line Insertion, Laceration Repair, Incision and Drainage, Lumbar Puncture, Medicine

ResuscitationEdit

Cardioversion, Blood and Fluids,

Other TreatmentEdit

Procedural Sedation,

SPECIAL POPULATIONSEdit

Pediatrics, Pediatric Airway Emergencies, Pediatric Rehydration, Geriatrics, Immunocompromised, Alcoholic Patient, Mentally Disabled Patient,

PRACTICE AND ADMINISTRATIONEdit

Contract Principles, Financial Issues, Operations, Performance Improvement, Pre-Hospital Care, Professionalism, Systems-Based Management, Risk Management, Legal and Regulatory Issues,

KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATIONEdit

Biostatistics, EBM, Guidelines, Presentations and Lecturing, Research, Health Informatics



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