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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Medicine (Overview)

The specialty in medicine dedicated to the rapid evaluation and management of illnesses/injuries that require immediate management to avoid disability or death.


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What is the definition or description of: emergency medicine?

What is the definition or description of: emergency medicine?

Good question: The specialty in medicine dedicated to the rapid evaluation and management of illnesses/injuries that require immediate management to avoid disability or death. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
346 doctors shared insights

Emergency Medicine (Overview)

The specialty in medicine dedicated to the rapid evaluation and management of illnesses/injuries that require immediate management to avoid disability or death.


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Emergency medicine on a knife wound, what to do?

Emergency medicine on a knife wound, what to do?

Med evaluation: Wound may need to be probed, debrieded, sutured. Antibiotics or tetanus may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I locate good emergency medicine in brazil?

SAMU/EMERGENCY MEDIC: It is available everywhere in brazil under name of service de atendimeto movel de urgencia or samu. It is available free of charge in hospitals. ...Read more

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Please start a new category in health called emergency medicine?

Please start a new category in health called emergency medicine?

Already Created: The american board of emergency medicine was created in 1979- and the professional agency is the american college of emergency medicine. http://www.acep.org/ most emergency departments have board certified emergency physicians. ...Read more

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When did they start a new category in health called emergency medicine?

In the early 70's: Er's were staffed by doctors in training usually supervised by an on-call attending. The concept of a separate discipline, separate board and life's committment to this began in the early to mid 70's. It is a recognized medical specialty. ...Read more

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Is emergency medicine the only branch of medicine that works late night shifts/weekends?

No : Surgeons, radiologists, internal medicine and family practice doctors do. Hospitalists and anesthesiologists do also. Pediatricians and obstetricians do. Sorry to ones i left out. Being a doctor is hard work. ...Read more

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What exactly are emergency medicine physicians?

ER docs are: Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training. This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan. ...Read more

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What is urgent care vs emergency medicine?

ER's are for for: Serious problems that may require hospital admission, and tehy are connected to one, ct's, mri's, code teams and trauma centers. An urgent care center can deal with many less serious issues, from school physicals, sore throats, tooth and ear aches even shots for travel. Er's cost a lot, urgent care may demand payment, but always cheaper than er. ...Read more

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Is emergency medicine the only docs in medicine that work night shifts/weekends?

Is emergency medicine the only docs in medicine that work night shifts/weekends?

No: There are many doctors besides emergency medicine specialists that work night shifts and weekends. For example, many family medicine practices are open and have coverage on weekends. There is also usually a specialist on call for certain circumstances. For instance, if a patient comes to the er with a broken bone, an orthopedic specialist will often come in and take care of that person. ...Read more

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What exactly do emergency medicine physicians do?

ER docs are: Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training. This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan. ...Read more

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What are the differences in treating patients as an md or do in emergency medicine?

None: Generally speaking allopathic(md) and osteopathic(do) training are similar and licensing boards, hospitals etc, recognize them as being so. Personally speaking one of my friends in undergrad whent to osteopathic while i was in allopathic and his training was great. Both become doctors. It is the further training/dedication/committment that makes the quality of the doctor, not their md v do degre. ...Read more

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How are the hours for an emergency medicine physician?

ER docs are: Trained in the entire spectrum of medical and surgical illnesses, and need to quickly assess who is in need of admission/observation and who can be sent home, with or wothout the beginning of treatment. Er docs work "shifts". Can be 8, 12, 24 or during my younger days, 36 hrs on a weekend. The shorter the shift; the fresher the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric emergency medicine?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric emergency medicine?

CRITICAL PROBLEMS: Pediatric emergency medicine involves a custom pediatric emergency room with the appropriate equipment and personnel to deal with specifics dealing with urgent and emergent problems in children. ...Read more

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How do emergency medicine physicians like there field of practice compared to any others that you may had the chance to do?

Better: They like it better. That's why they do it. I stopped working in the er 20 years ago as soon as i could afford to do so and still eat after paying my student loan payment. I love the specialty of ophthalmology. That's why I do it. The er docs love the challenge, the excitement, the chance to save lives and make a huge difference immediately. Different strokes for different folks. ...Read more

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What do I need gcse wise to become a doctor in emergency medicine?

ER docs are: Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training. This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan. ...Read more

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What r d diseases doc handle in emergency medicine n critical care?

What r d diseases doc handle in emergency medicine n critical care?

Medical School: This question would require a whole library of textbooks. It is a whole fellowship after medical school and is most likely way beyond the scope of this simple app. Perhaps you can enroll in some courses in college to learn anatomy and physiology and pathology to start to learn the beginnings of answering this question. ...Read more

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Why are headlice common in emergency medicine can anaemia cause lice?

Why are headlice common in emergency medicine can anaemia cause lice?

Improper use of ER: Head lice are common in emergency medicine because the parent did not contact the child's primary physician. This is never a condition that should waste the time and resources of an emergency room. As head lice is a superficial situation, it does not cause anemia. ...Read more

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How to know what is better , a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?

Problem?: Er doctors are physicians trained in diagnosing and treating patients. Pharmacists are experts in the administration of medicine. Both work in conjunction to help the patient. What are your needs? ...Read more

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If we can't do urgent care, is it ok to go to emergency medicine doctor?

If we can't do urgent care, is it ok to go to emergency medicine doctor?

If emergency: Only if it is an emergency. If it is just a medication refill, minor complaint, question about a chronic problem, or something that can seriously wait til the next business morning, do not go to the er. That is a waste and uses resources and personnel that are needed for true emergencies. But if a true emergency, then go to urgent care. If you can't, then er is fine. ...Read more

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