WHAT IS EMERGENCY MEDICINE ?
Emergency Medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of
unforeseen illness or injury.
The practice of Emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment,
coordination of care among multiple providers and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious
medical, surgical or psychiatric care.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ?
An Emergency Department(ED) is a 24/7 365 day medical treatment facility specializing in Emergency Medicine which assesses and treats people with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries ranging from common cold to grade 4 haemorrhagic shock and cardiac arrest.
A dedicated hospital based facility specifically designed and staffed to provide 24 hour emergency care.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN ?
EM physicians have specialist skills in resuscitation and in the diagnosis and management of patients affected by an acute or urgent injury or illness. With a strong belief in evidence-based medicine and a wide range of procedural and technical skills, EM physicians provide care for patients of all ages and coordinate acute care within the health system.