Emergency Medicine

A section of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X).

Section Information

“Emergency Medicine” is a medical specialty caring for unscheduled and undifferentiated patients with trauma or acute illnesses requiring immediate medical attention. Emergency physicians usually work in the prehospital setting (emergency medical service, EMS) or in hospitals, and undertake acute diagnostic investigations and interventions to resuscitate and stabilize patients. Moreover, they arrange for disposition (admitting to the hospital or discharge in ambulatory care) and also provide episodic primary care. Therefore, the emergency physician requires a broad field of knowledge and procedural skills including surgical procedures, advanced trauma and cardiac life support, airway management, management of stroke, disaster management and much more. Last but not least the emergency physician has to care for the structure and organization of their multidisciplinary and interprofessional environment to support top-quality immediate emergency care.

The section “Emergency Medicine” of the journal Medicina is devoted to the propagation of novel findings and state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of emergency and acute care medicine. Major aims are to advance the growth of high-quality emergency medical care and knowledge; establish collaborations and networking among emergency physicians, nurses, and EMS personnel; and create an inspiring and nurturing platform of know-how and ideas.

  • Basic and clinical research in emergency medicine;
  • Continuing medical education;
  • Emergency care and disaster preparedness;
  • Organizational, legislative, and regulatory frameworks;
  • New ideas, out-of-the-box thinking.


• disaster management; education, economics, and organization; emergency care; ethics in emergency medicine; evidence-based emergency medicine; leadership in emergency medicine; palliative care; prehospital care

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