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 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.
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Dr. Tony Nardi, Emergency Physician - Woodwinds Health Campus
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New York Times
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:09:36 -0700
“It is not just an emergency department, and it hasn't been for 20 years,” said Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann, a senior RAND researcher and emergency physician who is one of the study's authors. The emergency room serves as a place to get immediate care in ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 09:46:09 -0700
Dr. Jesse Pines, an emergency physician and associate professor of emergency medicine and health policy at the university, said more research is needed to figure out how to reduce the amount of time critically ill patients spend waiting in the ...
The Morning Sun
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:33:08 -0700
An emergency physician said on Wednesday that the knife wound that killed a Mt. Pleasant man in November could have punctured his lung, liver, heart and spleen. While McLaren-Central Michigan emergency room physician Greg Hicks did not perform the ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:20:55 -0700
Healthline News spoke with Robert Glatter, M.D., an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “I am not surprised that the data demonstrated higher use of Facebook associated with higher acuity in a busy emergency department ...
The Guardian Charlottetown
The Guardian Charlottetown
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:05:14 -0700
Harper, 28, of Stratford says she owes her life to Bergin, emergency physician Dr. Joanne McGinn and nursing staff. In February 2012 Harper received a shocking diagnosis upon arrival at the QEH Emergency Department. She was athletic, young and in great ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:19:45 -0700
... slipping below the surface, where they won't be seen or heard. North Carolina-based emergency physician Graham Snyder decided that those potential drowning victims needed more attention drawn to their predicament, so he created the Seal system.
Wed, 22 May 2013 11:07:57 -0700
The cause of many cases of recurrent cramps remains uncertain. Gary Payinda, MD, is an emergency physician who would like to hear your medical questions. Email: email@example.com (This column provides general information and is not a substitute for ...
Central Michigan Life
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:11:18 -0700
McLaren-Central Michigan emergency physician Greg Hicks testified on May 15 and said the knife wound that killed Stanley could have punctured his lung, heart, liver and spleen. Hicks said the knife wound under the victim's armpit seemed to go through ...
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