Emergency Medicine Guidelines

The Department of Emergency Medicine at MMC aims to provide the highest level of compassionate care to acutely sick or injured patients in our region and state, recruit and train the best physicians in our specialty, and produce high-quality clinical research to shape the future practice of Emergency Medicine. We have enjoyed consistent success in these areas and look forward to a very bright future.

About These Guidelines

The clinical guidelines on this page assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The guidelines translate national recommendations and the best available evidence into local context.

  • Adherence should limit unwanted or unintended variation in practice, but guidelines are not meant to be prescriptive. The clinician retains the responsibility to select the appropriate guideline for a particular patient and to use the guideline to the extent that it serves the individual patient.
  • Any given approach must be carefully considered with each individual patient to ensure that an effective Shared Decision Making process is in place, which reflects the patient’s personal wishes, medical history, and family history.
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