Sarah is treated for a broken arm in the ER

Emergency medicine is a medical specialty in which physicians care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries which require immediate medical attention. While not usually providing long-term or continuing care, emergency medicine physicians diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake acute interventions to resuscitate and stabilize patients. It has been described as the front-line defense in treating patients.

Emergency medicine physicians practice in hospital emergency departments and the intensive care unit.

Notable Emergency Medicine PhysiciansEdit

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Emergency medicine physicians are also known as E.R. doctors.
  • Most emergency medicine physicians at the attending-level are also known as E.R. attendings.