Emergency medicine

Description

Emergency medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

Alternative labels

care for undifferentiated and unscheduled patients
emergency care

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Emergency medicine is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Paramedic in emergency responses: Paramedics in emergency responses provide emergency care to sick, injured, and vulnerable persons in emergency medical situations, before and during transport to a medical facility. They implement and oversee the transfer of the patient in connection with transport. They provide assistance in acute situations, implement life-saving emergency measures, and monitor the performance of the transportation process. As allowed by national law they may also provide oxygen, certain drugs, the puncture of peripheral veins and infusion of crystalloid solutions and perform endotracheal intubation if needed for the immediate prevention of threats for the life or health of an emergency patient.
Anaesthetic technician: Anaesthetic technicians assist specialised doctors in anaesthetics. They prepare operating theatres and other specialised clinics for anaesthetic procedures, prepare the equipment needed for anaesthesia, and assist with inducing and maintaining adequate anaesthesia and post-anaesthesia procedures. They do so under supervision, following the orders of the doctor of medicine.

Optional knowledge

Emergency medicine is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Specialised doctor: Specialised doctors prevent, diagnose and treat diseases depending on their medical or surgical specialty.

 


 

References

  1. Emergency medicine – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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