Essay On Emergency Medicine

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Introduction Emergency Medicine is a medical specialty involving care of undifferentiated and unscheduled patients with illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention[1]. In their role as part of the first line providers of care, student nurses are responsible for treating patients in their acute phase which includes resuscitation, stabilization, and administering a variety of emergency medications. Attainment of medication administration skills and competency for student nurses is challenging. Medication errors are common especially in the Emergency Department (ED) where medications are given to patients with little time for a student nurse to make accurate mental and physical calculations. Previous study done to evaluate student…show more content…
These changes in the indigenous population coupled with a rising influx of foreign nationals have heightened the demand for improvements in acute and emergency health care. As a result, there is a growing need for the development of a well-designed and responsive emergency medical system in China[9]. Although emergency medicine in China has undergone tremendous growth since the 1980s, it is still an area of medicine that requires further specialty definition and formalized training. Since the establishment of the Chinese Association of Emergency Medicine in 1986, the specialty of emergency medicine (EM) in China has grown tremendously and now encompasses three main areas i.e. pre-hospital medicine; emergency medicine, and critical care medicine. It is with this background that student nurses attached to the ED are expected to have sufficient knowledge in regard to emergency medications. They should provide evidence based care and exhibit high levels of knowledge and competence in handling emergency

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