About this course

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.




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

Video lectures

01. Abdominal and Genitourinary

  •  46 VIDEOS

02. Cardiovascular Emergencie

  •  29 VIDEOS

03. Emergency Medicine General

  •  4 VIDEOS

04. Endocrine Emergencies

  •  11 VIDEOS

05. Neurologic Emergencies

  •  35 VIDEOS

06. Respiratory Emergencies

  •  25 VIDEOS

07. Toxicologic Emergencies

  •  21 VIDEOS

08. Trauma

  •  27 VIDEOS
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.


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 a program director for the National Institute of First Assisting, INC (NIFA®), and a graduate of Illinois State University and the University of Pennsylvania, John teaches advanced practice nursing students full-time for Rosalind Franklin University for CRNAs and 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.