According to the CDC, more than 139 million people visit the emergency department annually. As emergency physicians, we invest in research to improve the care of our patients and the practice of our physicians.
A physician who specializes in Emergency Medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. This specialist provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury.
An emergency medicine physician who specializes in Critical Care Medicine diagnoses and treats patients with critical illnesses or injuries, particularly trauma victims and patients with multiple organ dysfunction who require care over a period of hours, days or weeks. These physicians also coordinate patient care among the primary physician, critical care staff and other specialists and their primary base of operation is the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital.
An emergency medicine physician specializing in Emergency Medical Services has special knowledge and skills for the delivery of medical care of the acutely ill or injured patient in the pre-hospital setting. This care includes the initial patient treatment, stabilization and transportation in specially equipped ambulances and medical helicopters. The initial care for conditions such as heart attack or stroke may occur in patient homes, public places and wilderness settings. These medical specialists perform life-saving procedures outside the hospital setting, sometimes when people are still trapped in cars or buildings.
An emergency medicine physician who specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine provides care to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to optimize quality of life while addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family.
An emergency medicine physician trained in Critical Care Medicine has expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and support of critically ill and injured patients, particularly trauma victims and patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This physician also coordinates patient care among the primary physician, critical care staff and other specialists.
An emergency medicine physician who specializes in Pain Medicine diagnoses and treats patients experiencing problems with acute or chronic pain, or pain related to cancer, in both hospital and outpatient settings and coordinates care needs with other specialists.
An emergency medicine physician who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to participating in sports and/or exercise. In addition to the study of those fields that focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries, sports medicine also deals with illnesses and diseases that might have effects on health and physical performance.
An emergency medicine physician who specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine treats decompression illness and diving accident cases and uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat such conditions as carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non-healing wounds, tissue damage from radiation and burns and bone infections. This specialist also serves as consultant to other physicians in all aspects of hyperbaric chamber operations, and assesses risks and applies appropriate standards to prevent disease and disability in divers and other persons working in altered atmospheric conditions.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis provides a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, 60 residents, and a total of 26 specialists of every medical and surgical specialty to treat critically ill and injured adults and children. Our team provides an extraordinary level of knowledge, skill and compassion to every patient we serve at our level 1 Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion. The Emergency Department is prepared and equipped to provide comprehensive and efficient emergency care to patients in need of medical and surgical specialty physicians to treat critical and acute illnesses and injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Global Emergency Medicine (EM) is a subspecialty of Emory Emergency Medicine that deals with, the development of the specialty of EM internationally, provision of emergency care globally, disaster and humanitarian response, global health research
Construction may, at times, require us to direct patient care to different parts of our emergency department. Our goals during the renovation are to minimize work disruptions and to continue to provide excellent hospital care, with a focus on safety and quality for all our patients.
The primary topics of interest in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM) are the pre-hospital and early in-hospital diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of emergency medicine, trauma, and resuscitation. Contributions focusing on dispatch, major incidents, etiology, pathophysiology, rehabilitation, epidemiology, prevention, education, training, implementation, work environment, as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects may also be assessed for publication.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted our lives and the healthcare system in the most recent times.Air ambulance services are facing several challenges when dealing with highly infectious patients.We collect here all most recent research updates on COVID-19 emergency procedures published in the journal to make them easily discoverable to the research community
Emergency airway management both in the emergency dept. and in the pre-hospital phase of care is not only a key intervention but also a cause of much controversy and uncertainty. Rapid sequence induction (RSI) is the method that we use to try to achieve definitive airway control effectively and rapidly. The original descriptions of RSI delivered great consistency for many years but almost every aspect has been challenged. Avery & coll., in this review, reminded us of what was originally described and looked at how and why this consensus has been lost. There are very good reasons why variations occur and this article gives an insight into how emergency anaesthesia is conducted now and what factors are likely to influence practice in the immediate future. SJTREM Editorial Team
Under the direction of Division Chief Vincent J. Wang, M.D., M.H.A., the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division plays a vital role in providing attending physician support, while serving as the primary pediatric emergency medicine educational site for numerous learners in the various stages of clinical training. The Division also sponsors the PEM Talks, providing CME for North Texas physicians and advanced practice providers and the largest board review course for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is also engaged in editorial and authorship roles in the Fleisher and Ludwig 5 Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2017.
In 2015 the Division launched a telemedicine program that connects community ED physicians with a pediatric emergency medicine specialist for consultation. The program has since expanded, and currently provides telemedicine service to 12 hospital emergency departments throughout Texas, 24 hours a day.
In 2019, the UTSW Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine became a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the largest federally funded research consortium for Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the country. The Division also continues to present at meetings and publish innovative research studies to improve the emergency care of children.
We warmly welcome submissions to our Guest Edited Collection, Gamification in Emergency Medicine Education, Guest Edited by Shayne Gue. Educational gamification is a growing field within both undergraduate and graduate medical education settings to motivate learners and provide an interactive, experiential, and social learning environment. Through this collection, we seek to share experiences from around the world to develop best practices in educational gamification within emergency medicine. Open to submissions until 1 November 2023.
The International Journal of Emergency Medicine is a high-quality Open Access journal which aims to bring to light the various clinical advancements and research developments attained over the world, thus helping the specialty forge ahead. It is directed towards physicians and medical personnel undergoing training or working within the field of Emergency Medicine. Disciplines covered include interesting clinical cases, the latest evidence-based practice and research developments in Emergency Medicine, including emergency pediatrics. The International Journal of Emergency Medicine focuses on the practice of Emergency Medicine in a variety of settings, from urban emergency departments and rural clinics in the developing world, to humanitarian and disaster situations. It aims to shed light on international advances in practice, education and research, with a single common goal: to reduce suffering and promote excellence in patient care worldwide.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and the incorporation of resident feedback into every facet of training. The best enhancements in this program are the direct result of resident feedback. Our residents are our greatest asset and have gone on to practice in academic and community settings, as well as fellowship training in critical care, EMS, ultrasound, and wilderness medicine. Our faculty is highly devoted to bedside teaching with unique interests and expertise in resuscitation, sepsis, critical care, geriatrics, EMS/HEMS/critical care transport, rural emergency medicine, telemedicine, international emergency medicine, wilderness and austere medicine, ultrasound, informatics, quality improvement and health care delivery science. Fully half of our faculty has additional graduate degrees or fellowship training. 59ce067264