Emergencies, injuries and poisoning

Emergency Medicine was defined by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in 1991 as:

“A field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.”

This section will contain applications related to all aspects of emergency medicine in primary and secondary care, major incidents etc. At the launch of Repertoire all applications are intended to have only demonstration value and should not be regarded as representing the current state of medical knowledge or practice.

Blunt trauma

Diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with suspected blunt trauma

EDACS Decision Support for Chest Pain

A demonstration of the Christchurch Hospital 2014 Chest pain pathway using the EDACS score

Head Injury (NICE UK)

This guideline is based on NICE head injury guidelines as accessed in June 2013 and is intended to demonstrate the use of the OpenClinical platform in Emergency Medicine.

Head Injury (Oxford U IBME)

Management of head injury in the community, including an outline of the out of hospital resuscitation by paramedical or medical staff using advanced equipment and techniques

Knee Injury (NZ)

This guideline is based on ACC Knee Injury guidelines as accessed in December 2013 and is intended to demonstrate the use of the OpenClinical platform for the multi-disciplinary care of skeletal injuries

NASA Seizures V7

Management of seizures on the space shuttle and ISS (NASA)