Emergency Medicine

Open-Content Textbook of Emergency Medicine

Symptoms and presentations edit

General symptoms edit

Head and neck symptoms edit

Chest symptoms edit

Abdominal symptoms edit

Topics edit

Abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders edit

Cardiovascular disorders edit

Cutaneous disorders edit

Disaster medicine edit

Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders edit

Environmental disorders edit

Head, ear, eye, nose and throat disorders edit

Hematologic disorders edit

Immune system disorders edit

Infectious disorders edit

Musculoskeletal disorders (non-traumatic) edit

Nervous system disorders edit

Obstetrics and gynecology edit

Renal and genitourinary disorders edit

Thoracic-respiratory disorders edit

Toxicologic disorders edit

Traumatic disorders edit

Tests edit

Imaging edit

Lab Investigations edit

Point of Care Testing edit


Treatment edit

Procedures edit

Resuscitation edit

Other Treatment edit

Special populations edit

Practice and administration edit

Knowledge and communication edit

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