Terms of Use

International Emergency Medicine (iEM) Education Project is an international project aiming to provide free educational resources and promote emergency medicine in the world. The website is one of the components of the project that aims to utilize content provided by international contributors to increase accessibility globally. The content of this project is entirely free and available in website, iBook, eBook, pdf, and audio formats for every medical student/intern in the world.


This “Terms of Use Agree­ment” is entered between and by “you” as a user of the website, Dr Arif Alper Cevik (the owner, the founder, the director of the iEM education project and editor), Dr Lit Sin Quek and Dr Abdel Noureldin (editors), authors of the content, all contributors of the project and International Emergency Medicine (iEM) Education Project Team.

By access­ing, read­ing or using the website and its content, you agree to terms and conditions explained here. Please read these terms and con­di­tions fully and care­fully. This agree­ment includes dis­claimers and other pro­vi­sions that limit the editors and author’s lia­bil­ity to you. If you do not agree to be bound to each and every term and con­di­tion set forth herein, please exit the website and do not access, read or oth­er­wise use infor­ma­tion pro­vided in this page. Your agree­ment to fol­low and be bound by these terms and con­di­tions is vol­un­tary and is not the result of fraud, duress or undue influ­ence exer­cised upon you by any per­son or entity.


Copyright ©2018 International Emergency Medicine (iEM) Education Project

Resources shared by iEM Education Project through website, ebook, image and video archive are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution in any non-commercial medium. You give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.


The website is licenced with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to provide encrypted secure connection.

The website uses Jetpack and Google analytics, web analytics tools. When you open a website, you will see a consent cookie. Jetpack and Google analytics saves the following data for this action: the title of the page, search term (used by the visitor to find the site), search engines, URLs, number of pages visited, visitor’s location (country), visiting times, duration, page of entry, page of exit, and downloads.

The saved data are used for statistical purposes to improve users experience. The results may be used anonymously for scientific publications and quality improvement reports. By using of this website, users agree to these terms. If you do not want your data being collected, please leave the page immediately after seeing the consent cookie.

Target Audience of iEM Education Project

  • Medical students and Interns
  • First-year residents
  • Emergency Medicine Clerkship Directors
  • Emergency medicine professionals / medical education enthusiasts

This website pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about emergency med­i­cine related to medical students and emergency medicine professionals. The con­tent or discussions found on this website are not med­ical advice and can not be used for this purpose. If you think you need emergency care or any type of medical care, please contact your doctor or call local/national emergency number.

The iEM is a global project and may contain various opinion and approaches in its content. The information or opinion expressed on this web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice, insti­tu­tion, or worldview with which the authors or editors are affiliated.


The content of this website has been prepared by international authors, and the iEM project aims to provide this content to medical students and interns. Editors, authors pro­vides content and any infor­ma­tion, opinions, ref­er­ences, and links to other knowl­edge resources for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. And, they aim to medical students and interns. The editors and authors do not pro­vide any med­ical content on the website for public use.

The iEM project, its’ contributors, and the team have no interest in the physician-patient relationship. Noth­ing con­tained in the website is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment. Again this is an educational website for medical students and interns, and it is not medical care platform. Therefore, you agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained in this website. If you need medical care or advice, you should con­sult a licensed physi­cian in your com­mu­nity healthcare office or hospitals.


Although their main interest is emergency medicine, the con­tent of the website was prepared by international contributors coming from different backgrounds. The medicine itself is changing very fast. Therefore, we can not guar­an­teed providing com­plete, cor­rect, timely, cur­rent or up-to-date information on the website. Sim­i­lar to any printed mate­ri­als, the con­tent may become out-of-date and may be changed with­out a notice. The editors, authors, have no oblig­a­tion to update any con­tent on the website. The editors may update the con­tent at any time with­out notice, based on their absolute dis­cre­tion. The iEM project director, editors reserve the right to make alter­ations or dele­tions to the con­tent at any time with­out notice.

Opin­ions expressed on the website are not nec­es­sar­ily those of the editors, authors or iEM project team. These opinions can­not be applied to an indi­vid­ual case or par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stance. The con­tent should not be used or relied upon for any other pur­pose, includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, use in or in con­nec­tion with any legal proceeding. Some of the topics on the website may con­tain medical-related infor­ma­tion that is sex­u­ally explicit. If you find this infor­ma­tion offen­sive, you may not want to use the website. This website includes medical content, particularly emergency medicine related, for medical students and interns. The some of the content in this website may contain elements that are not suitable for some visitors, readers. Accordingly, viewer discretion is advised, you may not want to use the website.


This website is open to the pub­lic. You should con­sider comments care­fully and do not post any infor­ma­tion or ideas that you would like to keep pri­vate. By upload­ing or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able any infor­ma­tion to the Principal author in the form of user gen­er­ated com­ments or oth­er­wise, you grant the iEM project director and editors the unlim­ited, per­pet­ual right to dis­trib­ute, dis­play, pub­lish, repro­duce, reuse and copy the infor­ma­tion con­tained therein.

You are respon­si­ble for the com­ments you post. You may not imper­son­ate any other per­son through the website. You may not post con­tent that is defam­a­tory, fraud­u­lent, obscene, threat­en­ing, inva­sive of another person’s pri­vacy rights or that is oth­er­wise unlaw­ful. You may not post con­tent that infringes on the intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights of any other per­son or entity. You may not post any con­tent that includes any com­puter virus or other code designed to dis­rupt, dam­age, or limit the func­tion­ing of any com­puter soft­ware or hardware.

By sub­mit­ting or post­ing con­tent on the website, you grant the iEM project director, editors, team, the right to remove any con­tent or com­ment and to mod­ify, adapt, and edit any con­tent.


The iEM Education Project aims to expand medical students interest, knowledge in emergency medicine. Therefore, iEM editors and team continuously search for valuable third party links. The website may con­tain links to other (“third party”) websites. These links are pro­vided solely as a con­ve­nience and not as a guar­an­tee or rec­om­men­da­tion by the editors or authors for the ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opin­ion or any other con­tent on such third party websites or as an indi­ca­tion of any affil­i­a­tion, spon­sor­ship or endorse­ment of such third party websites. If you decide to access a linked web­site, you do so at your own risk. Your use of other web­sites is sub­ject to the terms of use for such sites. The iEM project director, editors, and authors are not respon­si­ble for the con­tent of any linked or oth­er­wise con­nected websites. The iEM project director, editors, and authors do not make any rep­re­sen­ta­tions or guar­an­tees regard­ing the pri­vacy prac­tices of, or the con­tent or accu­racy of mate­ri­als included in, any linked or third party web­sites. The inclu­sion of third-party links on the website does not con­sti­tute an endorse­ment, guar­an­tee, or rec­om­men­da­tion.


Con­tent made avail­able at the website is pro­vided on an “as is” and “as avail­able” basis with­out war­ranties of any kind, either express or implied. Under no cir­cum­stances, as a result of your use of the website, will the iEM project director, editors and authors be liable to you or to any other per­son for any direct, indi­rect, inci­den­tal, con­se­quen­tial, spe­cial, exem­plary or other dam­ages under any legal the­ory, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, tort, con­tract, strict lia­bil­ity or oth­er­wise, even if advised of the pos­si­bil­ity of such damages.


The website content is not suitable for person age below 18. Per­sons under the age of eigh­teen (18) should not access, use and browse the website.


You agree to indem­nify and hold the iEM project director, editors, and authors harm­less from any claim or demand, includ­ing attor­neys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any con­tent posted or made avail­able by you on this website, (2) any vio­la­tion of law that occurs by you through the website, and/or (3) any­thing you do using the website and/or the con­tent con­tained therein.


The editors may mod­ify the terms and con­di­tions of this Agree­ment in whole or in every party at any time for any rea­son with­out any notice to you, based on her dis­cre­tion. Such mod­i­fied terms and con­di­tions shall super­sede these terms and con­di­tions and shall become bind­ing when pub­lished online on the website.


You accept that this “Agree­ment” rep­re­sents the entire under­stand­ing between you and the iEM project director, editors and authors con­cern­ing use of the website.

Created: May 11, 2018.

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