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 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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“All of us got into this business because we wanted to help people,” said Dr. Hugh Hill, an emergency physician and former Democratic District 16 Senate candidate who lost in the primary. “(It was) the sense and duty of not sitting on the sidelines and ...
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Jean-Herve Bradol, a former director of medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (known by its French acronym MSF) and an emergency physician with experience of working in Africa, said the goal of visiting every home in three days was "highly ...
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I don't really know if you need to be admitted,” said Dr. Blair Cote, an emergency physician. She had a new option for Winship. He was taken to the clinical decision unit, an observation unit. “It can answer these questions or give these treatments in ...
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Jean-Herve Bradol, a former director of medical aid group Medecins sans Frontiers (MSF) and an emergency physician with experience of working in Africa, said the goal seemed "highly unrealistic". "The country doesn't have the capacity to visit every ...
2 Minute Medicine
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This study randomized patients who presented to emergency departments with suspected renal calculi to one of three initial imaging modalities: point-of-care ultrasound by emergency physician, ultrasound by radiologist or CT scan by technician ...
International Business Times
International Business Times
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:20:45 -0700
... expressed their support for his efforts on Wednesday. "A must-read: @Scott_Wiener brave & insightful piece on taking #truvada to prevent #HIV," Dr. Helen Ouyang, an assistant professor and practicing emergency physician at Columbia University, tweeted.
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Joe is a practising emergency physician, founder and director of the GeoHealth Directory and recent clinical Director of the Australian Centre for Health Innovation. Mark McWilliams, director of investments at Datacom said: “We are looking forward to ...
WebWire (press release)
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He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Previously, Dr. Lann worked as an emergency physician at one of First Choice Emergency Room's Texas facilities. Dr. Lann is board-certified in emergency ...
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