Medical Specialist: Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Emergency Medicine awards board certification to doctors who pursue three or more years of additional training in Emergen...

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Medical Specialist: Emergency Medicine

The American Board of Emergency Medicine awards board certification to doctors who pursue three or more years of additional training in Emergency Medicine. Doctors who specialize in Emergency Medicine must make life and death decisions and take actions to prevent disability in the pre-hospital setting and in the hospital. They are experts in stabilizing and managing the care of patients with:

Associated Diseases

  • Acute medical and surgical disorders
  • Emergency pediatrics
  • Acute manifestations of psychiatric disorders
  • Acute manifestations of obstetrical and gynecological conditions
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Heart attack
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Poisonings
  • Accidental injuries
  • Heat emergencies
  • Wounds
  • Falls
  • Head injuries
  • Acute pain
  • Stroke

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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