Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP, Sharon Bord, MD, John Russell, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CRNFA

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 228
  • Duration 20:33 h
  • Quiz questions 616
  • Concept Pages 133


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.



Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CRNFA is the owner and founder of Skills On Point®, LLC as well as a nurse practitioner/first assistant with practice experience in cardiothoracic surgery. As well as an program director for the National Institute of First Assisting, INC (NIFA®), and a graduate of Illinois State University and University of Pennsylvania, John teaches advanced practice nursing students full time for Rosalind Franklin University for CRNAsand PMHNPs. He aims to simplify complicated concepts into digestible portions and uses fun analogies to make the most complicated concepts come to life for the learner in memorable ways.

Skills On Point, LLC provides dozens of US-based schools with high-fidelity skills training at their locations with a team of over 50 instructors who maintain clinical practice in their expertise. Annually, Skills On Point maintains over 25,000 active students in their training programs and has grown to include training and skills content in nearly all privileges allowed under the scopes of practice of both advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.

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Thorough, practical and rich with practicalities
By Henry L. on 08. April 2023 for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): Management

Thorough, objective and yet rich with practical details. I feel Dr. Bord has led us through the pathway of how to correctly approach this diagnosis and its management. It is filled with little tidbits and potential traps that she interspersed there for us. A great job!

Excellent presentations.
By Iolanda d. on 23. February 2023 for Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies

The content is very well structured and organized, making it easy to understand. Furthermore, the visual information is presented in an objective way, integrating all the important points. The teacher is excellent!

By FERDINAND KEDIAMOSIKO M. on 31. January 2023 for Emergency Medicine: General Topics

Concept are made clear. No clutter. Straight to the point.

Nice content
By Nicolas H. on 23. January 2023 for Sepsis and Septic Shock: Treatment

Content is clear and highlights essential concepts, perfect for people learning the basic concepts of the pathologies reviewd