MEDICA: Intensive-Care and Emergency Medicine

On a mission for life: The world of intensive care and emergency medicine

Image: Portable ventilation device with a screen - emergency medicine in the hospital; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

The main task of emergency medicine in the hospital (and outside) is to ensure the vital functions of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The picture shows a portable ventilator.

Emergency medicine in focus: the crucial role in acute health crises

Image: Head of a dummy at a trade fair stand. An intubation set has been put into mouth and throat of dummy - acute medicine in the emergency department; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

Intubating patients is a life-saving step in many emergencies. This ensures that the person's airways remain clear.

Interdisciplinary power: the structure and organization of intensive, acute and emergency medicine

Image: A white monitor with vital signs of a person - intensive-care unit in the hospital; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

Continuous monitoring of vital signs is one of the most important activities in a hospital intensive care unit. This is the only way to recognize changes in the patient's condition to which the staff must react.

Intensive and innovative: modern therapies in emergency medicine

Image: Head of a dummy wearing a ventilation mask with a tube - intensive-care medicine; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

The most important keys to good intensive care medicine are interdisciplinary cooperation, continuous further training and high quality assurance standards.