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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
285 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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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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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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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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What is urgent care vs emergency medicine?

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 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 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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