Main Article Content
What is Emergency Medicine and who are the Emergency physician? These may be questions in many people’s minds, not just amongst medical personnel but also patients. If we look back 5 years, Emergency Medicine was far from our thoughts and understanding. As we all can imagine, Emergency Departments (ED) in Thailand are mostly chaotic places with lots of patients and physicians who were assigned to attend ED in addition to their daily jobs, on a part-time rotating basis. Those physicians might range from inexperienced extern to boarded physician, and might include specialists from internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology and otolaryngology, depending on each hospital’s policy.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
2. Accidental Death and Disability: The neglected disease of modern society : National Academy of science National research council Washinton DC, September 1966.
3. Kleindorfer D, Khoury J, Broderick JP, Rademacher E, Woo D, Flaherty ML, Alwell K, Moomaw CJ, Schneider A, Pancioli A, Miller R, Kissela BM. Temporal trends in public awareness of stroke: warning signs, risk factors, and treatment. Stroke 2009;40:2502-2506
4. Jones SP, Jenkinson AJ, Leathley MJ, Watkins CL. Stroke knowledge and awareness: an integrative review of the evidence. Age Ageing 2010;39:11-22
5. Calle PA, Lagaert L, Vanhaute O, Buylaert WA. Do victims of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest benefit from a training program for emergency medical dispatchers? Resuscitation 1997;35:213-218
6. Emergency medical dispatching: rapid identification and treatment of acute myocardial infarction. National Heart Attack Alert Program Coordinating Committee Access to Care Subcommittee. Am J Emerg Med 1995;13:67-73
7. Culley LL, Clark JJ, Eisenberg MS, Larsen MP. Dispatcher- assisted telephone CPR: common delays and time standards for delivery. Ann Emerg Med 1991;20:362-366
8. Berdowski J, Beekhuis F, Zwinderman AH, Tijssen JG, Koster RW. Importance of the first link: description and recognition of an out-of hospital cardiac arrest in an emer- gency call. Circulation 2009;119:2096-2102
9. Steg PG, Bonnefoy E, Chabaud S, Lapostolle F, Dubien PY, Cristofini P, Leizorovicz A, Touboul P. Impact of time to treatment on mortality after prehospital fibrinolysis or primary angioplasty: data from the CAPTIM randomized clinical trial. Circulation 2003;108:2851-2856
10. Hacke W, Kaste M, Bluhmki E, Brozman M, Davalos A, Guidetti D, Larrue V, Lees KR, Medeghri Z, Machnig T, Schneider D, von Kummer R, Wahlgren N, Toni D. Thrombolysis with alteplase 3 to 4.5 hours after acute ischemic stroke. N Engl J Med 2008;359:1317-1329
11. Lee H.Schwamm et al, Recommendation s for the Imple- mentation of Telemedicine within stroke systems of care: A policy Staement From the amercan Heart association: Stroke 2009;40;2635-2660
12. Duchesne JC, et al. J Trauma 2008;Jan;64(1):92-97