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  Emergencies



Emergencies

   Situations or conditions having a high probability of disabling or immediately life-threatening consequences or requiring first aid or other immediate intervention.

RELATED TERMS
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Intervention
In healthcare, any attempt (particularly one that is professional), or mode of attempting, to modify a medical situation.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Emergencies, Hospital Service
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency
Sudden occurrence demanding immediate remedy. Symptoms that would constitute a medical emergency include: 1.Difficulty breathing. Changes in skin color; 2.Chest pain, radiating from the breast bone or high in the abdomen to the jaw, neck, shoulder blade(s) or arms. Impending feelings of "doom"; 3.Mental status changes or loss of consciousness. Abrupt onset of a severe headache accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting, or feelings of drowsiness; 4.Fever over 105 any age. Fever over 100,4 in children less than 3 months of age; 5.Bleeding continues after 10 minutes of direct pressure.

Emergency Care
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Care Information Systems
Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.

Emergency Care, Prehospital
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency contraception
The prevention of pregnancy after unprotected vaginal intercourse. Emergency contraception may use drugs related to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. These "morning-after pill" are similar to birth control pills but generally contain higher hormone doses. Another form of emergency contraception uses an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted by a physician within 5 days after intercourse. Emergency contraception is also known as emergency birth control; emergency postcoital contraception; and postcoital contraception.

Emergency department
The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medical and surgical care to patients arriving at the hospital in need of immediate care. Emergency department personnel may also respond to certain situations within the hospital such cardiac arrests. The emergency department is also called the emergency room or ER.

Emergency Health Service
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Health Services
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Helicopter
Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.

Emergency Helicopters
Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.

Emergency Hospital Service
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Hospital Services
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Medical Identification
Cards, bracelets, or necklaces with a written message used by people with diabetes or other medical problems to alert others in case of a medical emergency such as coma. |See the list of companies that sell Medical Identification Products.

Emergency Medical Service
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems
The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.

Emergency Medical Services
This is comprised of all the medical out-of-hospital services designed to provide emergency medical care. This normally consists of Rescue teams, First Responders, EMT's, Paramedics and Air-Evacuation personnel.

Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technicians, are Basic Life Support Personnel with training in early triage, BCLS, patient packaging/transport and advanced first aid. EMT's are traditionally found in an ambulance. Although Paramedics are technically EMT's (EMT-P versus EMT-B) most people refer to them separately.

Emergency medical technician
A person trained in the performance of the procedures required in emergency medical care. You are most likely to find an EMT working with a mobile emergency response team, such as an ambulance or fire and rescue team. Some EMTs are employed in emergency rooms, or are hired to be present at sporting events, camps, or other locations where emergency response might be needed.

Emergency Medical Technicians
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.

Emergency Medicine Technician
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.

Emergency Medicine Technicians
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.

Emergency Mobile Unit
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.

Emergency Mobile Units
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.

Emergency Nursing
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.

Emergency Outpatient Unit
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Outpatient Units
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Paramedic
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.

Emergency Paramedics
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.

Emergency physician
A physician focused on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the prehospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. The emergency physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury.

Emergency Psychiatric Service
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.

Emergency Psychiatric Services
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.

Emergency Room Nursing
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.

Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Service, Medical
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Service, Psychiatric
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.

Emergency Services, Hospital
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergency Services, Medical
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.

Emergency Therapies
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.

Emergency Therapy
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.

Emergency Treatment
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.

Emergency Treatments
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.

Emergency Unit, Mobile
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.

Emergency Units, Mobile
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.

Emergency, Hospital Service
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

Emergicenter
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergicenters
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Emergil
A thioxanthene neuroleptic that, unlike CHLORPROMAZINE, is claimed to have CNS-activating properties. It is used in the treatment of psychoses although not in excited or manic patients. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p595)

Emerging Communicable Disease
Reporting of new and reemerging infectious diseases and studies that seek to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.

Emerging Communicable Diseases
Reporting of new and reemerging infectious diseases and studies that seek to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.

Emerging infectious disease
An infectious disease that has newly appeared in a population or that has been known for some time but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.

Emerging Infectious Disease
Reporting of new and reemerging infectious diseases and studies that seek to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Reporting of new and reemerging infectious diseases and studies that seek to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.

Emerogene
Genes that inhibit expression of the tumorigenic phenotype. They are normally involved in holding cellular growth in check. When tumor suppressor genes are inactivated or lost, a barrier to normal proliferation is removed and unregulated growth is possible.

Emerogenes
Genes that inhibit expression of the tumorigenic phenotype. They are normally involved in holding cellular growth in check. When tumor suppressor genes are inactivated or lost, a barrier to normal proliferation is removed and unregulated growth is possible.

Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a hospital in Concord, Massachusetts (USA).

Emery Dreifuss Syndrome
An X-linked recessive muscular dystrophy that may present in children or adults. The disease is characterized by a clinical triad: (1) CONTRACTURE of the elbows, ACHILLES TENDON, and posterior cervical muscles; (2) slowly progressive muscle atrophy and weakness; and (3) a cardiomyopathy usually presenting as an atrioventricular block (HEART BLOCK). The weakness initially affects the upper arm and chest muscles, followed by pelvic and leg muscle paresis. Sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN, CARDIAC) may occur as the result of the cardiac conduction defect. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1419; Curr Opin Neurol 1997;10(5):421-425)

Emery Dreifuss Type Muscular Dystrophy
An X-linked recessive muscular dystrophy that may present in children or adults. The disease is characterized by a clinical triad: (1) CONTRACTURE of the elbows, ACHILLES TENDON, and posterior cervical muscles; (2) slowly progressive muscle atrophy and weakness; and (3) a cardiomyopathy usually presenting as an atrioventricular block (HEART BLOCK). The weakness initially affects the upper arm and chest muscles, followed by pelvic and leg muscle paresis. Sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN, CARDIAC) may occur as the result of the cardiac conduction defect. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1419; Curr Opin Neurol 1997;10(5):421-425)

Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
An X-linked recessive muscular dystrophy that may present in children or adults. The disease is characterized by a clinical triad: (1) CONTRACTURE of the elbows, ACHILLES TENDON, and posterior cervical muscles; (2) slowly progressive muscle atrophy and weakness; and (3) a cardiomyopathy usually presenting as an atrioventricular block (HEART BLOCK). The weakness initially affects the upper arm and chest muscles, followed by pelvic and leg muscle paresis. Sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN, CARDIAC) may occur as the result of the cardiac conduction defect. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1419; Curr Opin Neurol 1997;10(5):421-425)

Emery-Dreifuss Syndrome
An X-linked recessive muscular dystrophy that may present in children or adults. The disease is characterized by a clinical triad: (1) CONTRACTURE of the elbows, ACHILLES TENDON, and posterior cervical muscles; (2) slowly progressive muscle atrophy and weakness; and (3) a cardiomyopathy usually presenting as an atrioventricular block (HEART BLOCK). The weakness initially affects the upper arm and chest muscles, followed by pelvic and leg muscle paresis. Sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN, CARDIAC) may occur as the result of the cardiac conduction defect. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1419; Curr Opin Neurol 1997;10(5):421-425)

Emery-Dreifuss Type Muscular Dystrophy
An X-linked recessive muscular dystrophy that may present in children or adults. The disease is characterized by a clinical triad: (1) CONTRACTURE of the elbows, ACHILLES TENDON, and posterior cervical muscles; (2) slowly progressive muscle atrophy and weakness; and (3) a cardiomyopathy usually presenting as an atrioventricular block (HEART BLOCK). The weakness initially affects the upper arm and chest muscles, followed by pelvic and leg muscle paresis. Sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN, CARDIAC) may occur as the result of the cardiac conduction defect. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1419; Curr Opin Neurol 1997;10(5):421-425)



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A cardioselective beta-1-adrenergic blocker. It is effective in the management of hypertension and angina pectoris.

EMCV
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Emergencies

Emepronium Bromide
A muscarinic antagonist used mainly in the treatment of urinary syndromes. It is incompletely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier.

Emergencies, Hospital Service
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.

EMD-33512
A cardioselective beta-1-adrenergic blocker. It is effective in the management of hypertension and angina pectoris.

Emepronium
A muscarinic antagonist used mainly in the treatment of urinary syndromes. It is incompletely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier.

EMD33512
A cardioselective beta-1-adrenergic blocker. It is effective in the management of hypertension and angina pectoris.

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