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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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 The bride, 32, and groom, 41, are both emergency medicine physicians at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. New York Times, "Anisa Heravian, Bernard Chang," 3 June 2018 Lau, who is interested in emergency medicine, said Mental Health Connecticut was chosen because mental health is a topic relevant to them as medical students. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Students Taking Cross Country Bike Ride For Mental Health Connecticut," 13 June 2018 The guests will include Dr. Jay Falk, an emergency medicine physician in Orlando; Rodolfo Gari, M.D., MBA, Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center in Tampa; Abraham Rivera, M.D., of Tampa; Sheriff Rick Wells, Manatee County; Capt. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Raising Heroin's Children' debuts on Spectrum News 13," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of emergency medicine

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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