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Comprehensive collection of medical resources in emergency medicine. General resources, reference materials and teaching cases.  For information in a specific area in emergency medicine use the Category Links at the top of this page.

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General Resources - Emergency Medicine

Adult Critical Care Core Curriculum. A series of case studies (also called patient simulations) developed using patients seen in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics intensive care unit. The intended audience is physicians who evaluate and provide care for patients in the ICU and pharmacists who manage medications commonly used in treating these patients. The cases include complete patient information including appropriate radiographs, cardiograms, and pathology.

American College of Emergency Physicians - Resource List

Clinical Practice Guidelines Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department Planning and Resource Guidelines American College of Emergency Physicians Policy. The purpose of this policy is to provide an outline of, as well as references concerning the resources and planning needed to meet the emergency medical care needs of the individual and the community.

Emergency Medicine Computing at the National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics

Emergency Medicine Case Studies

Emergency Medicine Links

Emergency Medicine Mnemonics

Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Home Page by EMBBS

Emergency Nursing World

Emergency Nurses Association the specialty nursing association serving the emergency nursing profession through research, publications, professional development, and injury prevention.

EMS Startbewijs - Links to ambulance services all over the world.

Fever and rigidity and altered LOC - Jeff Mann EM guide maps

Fever in the returned traveler - Jeff Mann EM guide maps

Finding-the-Path - Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital , Harvard Medical School.  A Problem-based Guide to Diagnostic Imaging Strategies in the Emergency Room. This guide is created for: Emergency room physicians, trainees, Medical students and Radiology residents.

ER test reference

ER Watch

ER world

Florida College of Emergency Physicians - The Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing emergency medicine, disaster management, and out-of-hospital emergency care by providing education and research activities.

Hypertensive Emergencies

Introduction To COBRA - EMTALA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) - Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics

New York State Department of Health - Bureau of EMS web page. Information pertaining to the EMSC program.  EMSC Update are available on-line. Upcoming training opportunities are also listed.

New York State Statistics EMS System 5KB PDF file

New York State EMS Helicopter Calls for 1994 6KB PDF file

Photo Teaching Files Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rehoboth Mc Kinley Christian Hospital Emergency Department Favorite Sites

Repositioning Procedure for Benign Positional Vertigo

Reference On Line ER medicine Guide to the Emergency Services of the World

Research-Database ER medicine

Septic Shock - eMedicine (Article by J Stephan Stapczynski, MD)

Septic Shock Optimal management of septic shock - Postgraduate Medicine

Septic Shock Treating Septic Shock - Critical Care Medicine Tutorials

Signs and Symptoms Web Resources Page: Bibliography for several emergency medicine signs and symptoms.

Syncope - Jeff Mann EM guide maps

The National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Experts in emergency medicine and cardiology developed the NRCPR, sponsored by the American Heart Association, to collect data from in-hospital resuscitation events. The PC-based system follows to the Utstein-style guidelines for reporting hospital resuscitation.

virtual E.R.

Weekly Web Review in Emergency Medicine

WWW Site List Emergency Service

Yahoo Emergency Health Link

Yale University-library Emergency Medicine

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Adult Trauma Triage Criteria & Methodology - Criteria to determine the transport desstination and whether to transport as a trauma (Florida Administrative Code)

Canadian Acuity Triage Scale Implementation Guidelines [PDF 32pp. 173KB]

Disaster Management Central - Wilford Hall Medical Center, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, USAF Includes: Triage of Mass Casualty Situations, Interactive Triage Cases, Medicine and Terrorism and much more.

Emergency Department Triage Document - [PDF]

Five Acuity Category Scale [PDF}

Hospital Treatment Guidelines - Staff roles in response to trauma and other emergencies in the emergency room. (Nortex Regional Advisory Council)

Interactive Triage Cases (Terrorist Explosions)

Mass Trauma Casualty Predictor - In the confusion that often follows a mass trauma event, managing a hospital can be challenging. Past mass trauma events show patterns of hospital use. It is possible to estimate initial casualty volume and pattern after a mass trauma event. Public health professionals and hospital administrators can use this information to handle resource and staffing issues during a mass trauma event. CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Medical Directives - For Diagnostic X-Rays, Diagnostic Laboratory Studies and Medication Administration [PDF 31pp. 279Kb]

Pediatric Trauma Scorecard Methodology - Criteria to determine the transport destination and whether to transport as a trauma (Florida Administrative Code)

Predicting Casualty Severity and Hospital Capacity - Information for Health Professionals. CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Principles of Triage University of Maryland School of Nursing

Protocols for Advanced Triage and initiation of immediate treatment

Provision of Emergency Medical Care for Crowds

Rapid Assessment of Injuries from Mass Trauma Events - This data instrument will help health departments and other decision-makers collect core data useful for investigating the number, type, timing, and severity of injuries associated with a mass trauma event. The instrument was adapted from a tool initially used to collect information about injuries among survivors of the World Trade Center bombing. Its contents or format can be modified to accommodate the circumstances of a particular mass trauma event. CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment: START - Power Point Slides. Newport Beach Fire and Marine Department's START triage technique into a MS PowerPoint file that you can add to your Triage System classes. Available as a PDF file.

Telephone Triage and Telemedicine Nursing Resources - LSUHSC Monroe E. A. Conway Medical Center Library

Terrorism Injuries

Trauma Assessment - Surgical-Tutor.org

Trauma Scoring Systems - Surgical-Tutor.org

Triage - eMedicine by Robert Derlet, MD

Triage - Surgical-Tutor.org

Triage First - An education and consulting firm focused on triage education primarily (conceptual and clinical) and patient flow issues in the ED.

Triage of Mass Casualty Situations

Triage Policy and Procedure - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Triage System Instructor Manual Resource for instructors includes the general information about the program and includes an Introduction, Program Requirements, Objectives, Outline and optional quiz.

Triage System Power Point Slides. Slide program walks you through the tag and the tracking system. Available as a PDF file.

Wallet Cards - Patient Assessment and Triage Algorithms. [156K.jpg and 161K.jpg]


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