Emergency Medicine


Who deals in Emergency Medicine?

A physician or a doctor who specializes in Emergency Medicine focuses on the quick decision making and action essential to stop death or any additional disability both in the pre-hospital setting by guiding emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. This specialist doctor or physician gives instant recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization and disposition of a normally expanded population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury.

Emergency medicine is an additional home to many subspecialties, which includes the following:

• Anesthesiology critical care medicine
• Emergency medical services
• Hospice and palliative medicine
• Internal medicine / Critical care medicine
• Medical toxicology
• Pain medicine
• Pediatric emergency medicine
• Sports medicine
• Undersea and hyperbaric medicine

There is a limited details description of subspecialties category:

Emergency Medical Services
An Emergency Medicine physician or doctor specializing in Emergency Medical Services has extraordinary knowledge and abilities for the delivery of medical care of the acutely ill or injured patient within the pre-hospital setting. This care contains the initial patient treatment, stabilization and transportation in specifically equipped ambulances and medical helicopters. The initial care for conditions like a heart attack or stroke might come in patient homes, public places and wilderness settings. These medical specialists perform life-saving strategies outside the hospital setting, sometimes when people are still trapped in cars or buildings.
Sports Medicine
An Emergency Medicine physician or doctor who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries associated with participating in sports activities and/or exercise. In addition to the study of these fields that specialize in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries, sports medicine also deals with illnesses and diseases that would possibly have impacts on health and physical performance.
Pain Medicine
An Emergency Medicine physician or doctor who specializes in Pain Medicine gives care for patients with acute, chronic, and/or most cancer pain in an emergency department setting while coordinating patient care requirements with other specialists.