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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine includes any medical conditions that require emergency medical treatment or emergency medical surgery.

Our Emergency Medicine Department

In times of crisis, Medcare Dubai and Sharjah is fully equipped and ready to host any emergency that requires immediate medical assistance. You can rely on us. Our emergency medical clinic in Dubai and Sharjah stands as one of the best in swiftly yet attentively attending to any condition that requires urgent intervention.

When should you visit the Emergency Unit?

Below is a list of various conditions that require immediate consideration.

Respiratory Emergencies:

  • Acute airway obstruction (complete or partial blockage of airway which prevents breathing. Caused due to swallowing or inhaling foreign objects, allergic reactions, asthma, etc)
  • Acute asthma (breathing difficulty)
  • Acute respiratory failure (breathing difficulty)
  • Exacerbation of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Cardiovascular (CVS) Emergencies:

  • Heart failure
  • Acute Coronary syndromes (anything that causes reduce blood flow to hurt; heart attack)
  • Myocarditis / Pericarditis (irritation /swelling of heart muscles).
  • Post cardiac surgery complications

General symptoms of CVS emergencies include shortness of breath, unexplained tiredness, pain radiating to left side, abdomen, neck, back, feeling nausea

Gastrointestinal (GI) Emergencies

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Food poisoning
  • Hematemesis (Vomiting Blood)
  • Bleeding per rectum (Rectal bleeding)
  • Melena (dark stools with offensive smell, maybe caused due to upper GI bleeding)
  • Hepatic failure (Liver failure)
  • Abscess (collection of pus-normally bacterial infection)
  • Acute cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder, sharp pain on upper right-side of abdomen)
  • Acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)

Neurological Emergencies

  • Seizure disorders
  • Head injury
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)- Stroke
  • Spinal injury
  • Acute rise of ICP (Intra-Cranial pressure)- pt. complains of headache, vomiting, less alert, sleepiness.
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Acute pain presentation

General symptoms of any neurological emergencies would present with sudden onset of sever headache, loss of feeling or tingling sensations, muscle weakness, blurred vision, lack of coordination, slurred speech. Must advice pt. to seek immediate medical help.

Genitourinary Emergencies

  • Acute urinary obstruction (pt. says pain in abdomen, fever, frequent urination, difficulty urinating)
  • Acute urinary retention-Inability to pass urine
  • Renal colic- pain caused when stones block the urinary tract. Pt complains of pain radiating from lower back to lower abdomen. Refer to Urology
  • Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
  • Genitourinary trauma
  • Torsion testes (commonly pt. says sudden sever pain and swelling of the scrotum-Males)


  • Thermal injury
  • Motor vehicle accident/falls/work injuries. etc
  • Explosion injury
  • Orthopedic fracture
  • Chemical exposure


  • Precipitous Delivery (Rapid onset of childbirth labor)
  • Abortion
  • PV hemorrhage (per vaginal bleeding)- Vaginal bleeding which also includes bleeding other than non-uterine bleeding.

Metabolic Crises

  • Hypoglycemia - low blood sugar levels
  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic nonketotic hyperglycemia- High Blood sugar levels
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)- (high blood sugar level, low insulin, pt. complains of excessive thirst, frequent urination, mental confusion, fatigue, nausea)
  • Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism

Specialized services offered by our Emergency Unit

Medcare’s emergency unit operates 24/7 with facilities that allow for immediate intervention and care. The unit is operational with state-of-the-art medical equipment that allow for vigilance in delivering the needed support for patients. The medical machinery is internationally renowned and is of the most technologically advanced.

Emergency Medical Staff in Dubai and Sharjah

Our medical staff and emergency doctors and surgeons in Dubai & Sharjah are highly qualified and trained and possess great degrees of agility in responding to or performing under crises. Medcare’s team of experts are specialized in

  • Rapid sequence intubations
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Defibrillation
  • Synchronized Cardio version
  • Provision of Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Provision of Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Hemodynamic support: inotropes, anti-arrhythmic
  • Emergency Nursing Process
  • Primary Survey and Secondary Survey
  • Initiation of life-saving measures
  • Articulation of Trauma Nursing Process
  • Ongoing assessment of nursing care
  • Review of nursing efficacy
  • Patient advocacy
  • Cardiac monitoring and rhythm interpretation
  • Recording of -lead ECG’s
  • IV cannulation
  • Management of intravenous therapy including blood transfusion
  • Placement of chest tubes
  • Initiation of cervical immobilization and spinal precautions
  • Placement of nasogastric tubes
  • Placement of urethral catheters
  • Ongoing nursing management of critically ill patients, when unable to transfer to CCU/ICU
  • Family health education
  • Acute/acute-on-chronic pain management
  • Emergency childbirth

Procedures under the Emergency Unit

Regardless of the condition, emergency intervention is key in ensuring that patients make it through their traumatic experiences with the least possible damage. Timing is essential, and our emergency medical staff and doctors, at Medcare Dubai and Sharjah, have a track-record of racing against the clock and securing the patient’s well-being at all times. Medcare is by your side through thick and thin!

These physicians are driven by the sole purpose of ensuring that the patient receives all the necessary care to make it through the crisis. Our approach, at Medcare, involves initiating resuscitation and stabilization followed by meticulous investigation and intervention to treat the illness.

Why Choose Medcare for Emergency Medical Care?

Medcare has a top-tier reputation in attending to emergencies efficiently and with care.

Our Emergency Unit operates with facilities that meet and exceed internationally renowned standards and that allow for swiftness in attending the crisis at hand.

Our emergency doctors and medical staff synchronize tasks to ensure that the most amount of work is done in the least time possible, guaranteeing the safety of the patient. They are well-trained and equipped in responding to crises.

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Last update date: 21-03-2023

Dr. Nadine Aoun is a clinical dietician with special expertise in managing heart disease, hypertension and sports nutrition. She has completed her BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and is DHA licensed.

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