This course provides students with knowledge underlying the care of patients presenting with medical and traumatic emergencies with a review on the underlying patho-physiological processes. Emphasis is on triage, disaster management, basic and advanced life support, primary and secondary assessments, and immediate interventions of common various medical and traumatic emergencies. Poisoning, drug overdose, collection and preservation of evidence, legal and forensic considerations are addressed. Critical thinking and problem solving are both focused in each topic. Co/ Pre-req: NURS207.