Emergency medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the immediate and urgent care of patients with acute illnesses or injuries. Emergency medicine physicians, also known as emergency doctors, are trained to provide rapid assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory distress, broken bones, and more. They work in a variety of settings, including emergency departments at hospitals, urgent care centers, and in the field (e.g. ambulances).
Emergency doctors are trained to handle a wide range of medical conditions and are skilled in performing a variety of procedures, such as administering medications, inserting intravenous lines, and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). They also coordinate care with other members of the healthcare team, such as nurses, paramedics, and specialists, to ensure that patients receive the appropriate level of care.