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emergency medicine

[ə‚mər·jən·sē ′med·ə·sən]
(medicine)
The medical specialty that comprises the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability under emergency conditions.
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Medical director Mr David Evans at the first day opening of the new Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington
Yorkshire emergency care assistants will be trained to undertake emergency blue light response driving.
There is no current advocacy plan for placing emergency care on the national health agenda.
DECS was finally launched last year but we still have difficulties in emergency care services across Wales.
From now on we are training advanced technicians to become paramedics and introducing the new role of emergency care support workers with the support of our local Unison branch.
It is up to us to work to resolve the crisis in the emergency care system.
HL7's Emergency Care Special Interest Group developed the EC FM for Emergency Department (ED) Information Systems to create an objective standard for the development, refinement, and evaluation of information systems employed in the ED.
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales said it was disappointed that the Delivering Emergency Care Strategy (DECS) had yet to be released.
In recent reports, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has described hospital emergency departments as "bursting at the seams," while the Institute of Medicine (IOM) entitled one of three recent reports on emergency care in the United States Hospital--Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point (IOM, 2006).
Emergency care has its first nurse practitioner (NP) with the accreditation of Michael Geraghty (right) from Auckland City Hospital's emergency department (ED).
8 million to create a "Better Access to Emergency Care Fund", which will reduce emergency room waiting times and improve working conditions for frontline health care workers, enhance critical care capacity in hospitals, and provide $10 million for small and rural hospitals and $30 million to hospitals in areas of high population growth to improve their capacity;
WASHINGTON -- Strained by rising demand and insufficient resources, the nation's emergency care is in a precarious state, an Institute of Medicine expert panel has concluded, and Congress must act to shore up the system.

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