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Welcome to WikEM
The Global Emergency Medicine Wiki
4,258 pages and 25,652 edits by 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. A project of the OpenEM Foundation, WikEM is supported by contributions from its users. Visit our Donation Page and help make free and open access to medical knowledge possible.

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September Journal Club: HACA Trial
This month we are going to be reviewing the original hypothermia trial, the HACA: Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest Trial. This trial started it all, along with the Bernard Trial back in 2002.  Ju...
Mobile Reviews
Thank you for the great mobile reviews.  Comments from the community are important for us gaining visibility in the app stores and also to help us continually improve the user experience. Here are...
WikEM is now Mobile Friendly
Finally!  We know it has taken us a long time to go live with the mobile version of the website.  We have had mobile apps for awhile, but needed some extra time before making the web fully mobile...

Featured Pages

September 17, 2014: White phosphorus
September 16, 2014: Burns
September 16, 2014: Enterovirus D68
September 16, 2014: Rabies
September 16, 2014: EBQ:ProCESS Trial
September 16, 2014: EBQ:PECARN Pediatric Head CT Rule
September 16, 2014: ACS - Risk Stratification
September 16, 2014: Cysticercosis
September 16, 2014: Chorioamnionitis


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.