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Welcome to WikEM
the Global Emergency Medicine Wiki
with 1,578 medical articles written by and for the global medical community


WikEM, The Global Emergency Medicine Wiki, is a point of care reference that can be accessed on the web or downloaded to your mobile device. An international cadre of volunteer medical practitioners keep WikEM current, supported by close editorial oversight.

WikEM is intended for clinicians and not directly for patients. If you are a medical practitioner, please consider joining our contributor community.

Recent Activity

Priapism - Ostermayer
Anthrax - Rossdonaldson1
Lev - Rossdonaldson1
Procedures in Patients with Coagulopathies - Rossdonaldson1
Priapism - Ostermayer
Hallucinations - Josgood
Mediastinitis - Josgood


Resident Editor: Jonathan Osgood
Congrats to Dr. Jonathan Osgood, from Harbor-UCLA for achieving Resident Editor status!
Editor Spotlight: Joel Miller
Joel Miller, MD MPH joined WikEM within the last year but quickly became involved on the site, especially in the Toxicology section where he now serves as one of the section editors. Joel graduate...
WikEM News: GEMC
Here is our latest newsletter announcing mobile access to the GEMC project on all iOS devices.  An android version will be in the works soon and you can always access the GEMC on the Web Newslette...

New Articles

Mediastinitis - Josgood
Fungal Infections - Rossdonaldson1
Hyperphosphatemia - Josgood
Isolation Precautions - Rossdonaldson1
Cat Scratch Disease - Rossdonaldson1
Harbor:C-Team - Rossdonaldson1
Stone Heart - Ostermayer
Necrotizing Cellulitis - Rossdonaldson1
Necrotizing Myositis - Rossdonaldson1
Sporotrichosis - Rossdonaldson1


The information on this site and the related mobile software has been, and continues to be, compiled from multiple sources and multiple authors. It is intended for clinicians only and not directly for patients. It can be edited by numerous individuals given access to the site, which produces constantly changing content. As such, the accuracy and completeness of this work cannot be guaranteed. The information contained herein is intended as a quick and convenient reminder of information you have already learned elsewhere. The contents are to be used as a guide only; health care professionals should always use sound clinical judgment and individualize patient care. This information is not meant to be a replacement for training, experience, continuing medical education, or studying the latest literature and medical information. OpenEM Foundation, the site managers, editors, contributing authors, and other people and organizations related to this site make this information available without warranties of any kind, express or implied. We disclaim any liability, loss, or damage caused by the contents. If you do not wish to be bound by the foregoing cautions and conditions, please do not use this site or downloaded mobile software.