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Emergency physician
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Emergency physician's vehicle operated by Copenhagen Fire Brigade.
Occupation
Names Physician, Medical Specialist
Occupation type
Specialty
Activity sectors
Medicine
Description
Education required
Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

An emergency physician is a physician who works at an emergency department to care for acutely ill patients. The emergency physician is a specialist in advanced cardiac life support (advanced life support in Europe), trauma care such as fractures and soft tissue injuries, and management of other life-threatening situations.

In some European countries (e.g. Germany, Belgium, Poland, Austria and Denmark), emergency physicians/anaesthetists[1] are also part of the emergency medical service and are dispatched together with EMTs and paramedics in cases of potentially life-threatening situations for patients (heart attacks, serious accidents, resuscitations or unconsciousness, strokes, drug overdoses, etc.). In the United States, emergency physicians are mostly hospital-based, but they often work on air ambulances and mobile intensive-care units.

When a patient is brought into the emergency department, he or she is usually sent to triage first. The patient may be triaged by an emergency physician, a paramedic, or a nurse; in the United States, triage is usually performed by a registered nurse. If the patient is admitted to the hospital, another physician such as a cardiologist or neurologist takes over from the emergency physician.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Training". Ibtphem.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

http://www.ibtphem.org.uk/IBTPHEM/Training.html


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USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:37:40 -0700

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:22:30 -0700

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:26:15 -0700

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Anderson Independent Mail

Anderson Independent Mail
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

She earned her Master of Health Policy and Management from Emory University in 2003. She has worked as both a hospitalist and emergency physician throughout her career and is excited to provide both services simultaneously at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

KSDK

KSDK
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700

"As an emergency physician, I'm on staff at multiple hospitals and I can tell you —as can most ER doctors and nurses can tell you – that about 85 percent of the patients that we see in the department don't actually need to be seen in the ER," Saggar said.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:14:47 -0700

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