Emergency Medicine

Open-Content Textbook of Emergency Medicine

Symptoms and presentationsEdit

General symptomsEdit

Head and neck symptomsEdit

Chest symptomsEdit

Abdominal symptomsEdit


Abdominal and gastrointestinal disordersEdit

Cardiovascular disordersEdit

Cutaneous disordersEdit

Disaster medicineEdit

Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disordersEdit

Environmental disordersEdit

Head, ear, eye, nose and throat disordersEdit

Hematologic disordersEdit

Immune system disordersEdit

Infectious disordersEdit

Musculoskeletal disorders (non-traumatic)Edit

Nervous system disordersEdit

Obstetrics and gynecologyEdit

Renal and genitourinary disordersEdit

Thoracic-respiratory disordersEdit

Toxicologic disordersEdit

Traumatic disordersEdit



Lab InvestigationsEdit

Point of Care TestingEdit





Other TreatmentEdit

Special populationsEdit

Practice and administrationEdit

Knowledge and communicationEdit

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