Emergency Medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury. It encompasses a unique body of knowledge as set forth in the “Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.” The practice of emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple providers, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care.
Emergency medicine encompasses planning, oversight, and medical direction for community emergency medical response, medical control, and disaster preparedness. Emergency medicine professionals provide valuable clinical, administrative, and leadership services to the emergency department and other sectors of the health care delivery system.
Due to the unplanned nature of patient attendance, the department must provide initial triage and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and require immediate attention. The EMD operates 24/7 and it is considered a safety net system for the Kingdom of Bahrain in general and the southern governorate in specific.
The Emergency Medicine Department has specialty and multipurpose areas, ready to manage a wide variety of both urgent and emergent healthcare conditions, including: