International emergency medicine: how to train for it.
Authors: Sistenich V,
Address: Emergency Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia. email@example.com
Journal: Emerg Med Australas.
Publication: 2012 Aug;24(4):435-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01563.x. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
This article provides background information about the emerging field of International emergency medicine (IEM) and how emergency physicians in Australasia can participate in its practice and development. It reviews the seven key areas of knowledge and skills involved in the practice of IEM as put forward by US fellowship programmes: (i) Emergency Medicine Systems Development; (ii) Humanitarian Relief; (iii) Disaster Management; (iv) Public Health; (v) Travel and Field Medicine; (vi) Programme Administration; and (vii) Academic Skills. Current obstacles to the development of similar programmes in Australasia are explored and identified as primarily financial. Means by which individuals can fund and engage in IEM activities are proposed. This article provides a reference of domestic and international IEM training resources that can be obtained by Australasian emergency physicians and trainees today.
© 2012 The Author. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
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