Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP, Sharon Bord, MD

Emergency medicine is a specialty that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of unforeseen illness or injuries. Its main playing field is the emergency room, or ER, as it’s commonly known—a vital part of any healthcare institution. Medical emergencies are broadly defined as any condition that immediately jeopardizes a person’s survival. These conditions involve every system and medical specialty. During a single night shift, a normal cohort of patients can include cases of myocardial infarction, traumatic brain injury, biliary colic, renal colic, appendicitis, fractures, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe intoxication, and suicidal attempts, just to name a few.

For optimal comprehension, the medical student needs to be familiar with cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurologic physiology; the mechanisms of anaphylaxis and thermoregulation; the basics of acid-base balance and electrolytes; and the basics of ultrasound imaging. They should also know how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG), and knowledge of commonly used substances of abuse is encouraged.

Understanding emergency medicine is important for pursuing a medical career, as well as for the field in general. The field may seem intimidating at first, but emergent conditions can be very quickly identified based on key findings. A competent physician needs to be aware of the most common emergencies in their area of work and the adequate pathways of attention in the healthcare setting in which they find themselves. Above all else, the greatest virtue for a physician in emergency situations is the ability to ask for help when in doubt.

Course Details

  • Videos 200
  • Duration 18:58 h
  • Quiz questions 580
  • Concept Pages 104


Your Educators of course Emergency Medicine

 Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

Dr. Julianna Jung is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.
She obtained her MD at Johns Hopkins University in 1999. Since 2006, she is the Director of Medical Student Education in the Emergency Medicine Department, and she was appointed the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in 2011.
She directs several major educational initiatives for medical students at Johns Hopkins, and her work has been recognized with several teaching awards, including the prestigious George J. Stuart Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Jung teaches courses on Emergency Medicine.

 Sharon Bord, MD

Sharon Bord, MD

Dr. Sharon Bord is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA.
She obtained her MD at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2004 and then completed residency training at Boston Medical Center.
She has a focus on both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and is a member of the Teaching College, a group of faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine dedicated to educational endeavors for residents and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Bord teaches courses on Emergency Medicine.

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Dr. Sharon is a great lecturer.
By Amirhossein J. on 19. November 2022 for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

What a great lecturer. Very confident and clear to the point.

This was created for medical students not nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Respiratory Distress: Examination

This was created for medical students not nursing students. A lot of this info is obsolete or incorrect in reverence to nursing. You can not throw the medical videos into the nursing section. It does not work like that. Nursing interventions are different than interventions a doctor would perform.

Great work
By Mark F. on 13. October 2022 for Sepsis and Septic Shock: Sources & Diagnosis

This is an excellent presentation, better than what many of us get in school

Does not keep interest
By Jennell L. on 11. October 2022 for Sepsis and Septic Shock: Treatment

I think these videos were made for the medical section of Lecturio and then just thrown into the nursing section. She uses some unfamiliar words and more complex concepts and her lectures are just not very engaging. I do not recommend this lecturer.