emergency medicine


Definition of emergency medicine 

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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And, in most cases, the diagnosis falls to a non-specialist, typically a doctor working in emergency medicine. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis," 27 Oct. 2018 Ian Wedmore, the emergency medicine consultant to the surgeon general of the U.S. Army, and Myke Hawke, survival expert, author and founder of Specops, a survival training company made up of special operations veterans. 1. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018 One of the final prosecution witnesses who testified Wednesday was Dr. William Smock, an emergency medicine specialist who is the physician for the Louisville Police Department. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Prosecution expected to rest in murder trial over choking death of Houston man outside local restaurant," 20 June 2018 Sulvetta was evaluated by an emergency medicine doctor and sent for emergency surgery. Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News And Sarah Kliff, Washington Post, "A Baby Was Treated With A Nap And A Bottle Of Formula. The Bill Was $18,000.," 2 July 2018 The health system offers fellowships in emergency medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics, sports medicine and craniofacial surgery. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Nemours to start pediatric residency program," 2 May 2018 This is especially true in emergency medicine, my registry suggests. Pamela Wible, Washington Post, "What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides," 6 Mar. 2018 In emergency medicine, cynicism can be dangerous: Severe intoxication and a head injury look similar. Anchorage Daily News, "An endless loop: Homeless, alcoholic and dependent on Anchorage’s fraying and expensive safety net," 20 Jan. 2016 Emergency rooms became departments of emergency medicine. Paul Seward, STAT, "Emergency departments: the ‘chewing gum and duct tape’ holding together U.S. health care," 3 July 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of emergency medicine 

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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