Locum Emergency Medicine- A learning Experience
Locum emergency medicine is presented with multiple challenges â€“ diagnosing the case, treating the case and proper referral of the case. Due to these challenges physicians prefer emergency medicine locums in all disciplines of medicines and surgery. Locums related to emergency medicine are widely needed by many physicians in all disciplines of medicines and surgery. As the work in emergency medicine is abundant in scope, is tough, gives a first-hand experience of a variety of patients and their problems and is potentially unlimited in demands. Emergency medicine locums are readily available in most hospitals all over the country. Mainly because many patients cannot afford to have a primary physician, thus many of the patients seek the emergency room as their primary care facility. All over the country, emergency rooms are packed with patients. Almost every emergency room today caters to every type of patient. These may range from severe to not so severe - from routine colds, trauma, acute surgical problems, heart attacks, children's disease, and pregnancy cases to the elderly.
A locum tenens gets to attend to those who have never been to a physician as such. He or she would not have anticipated falling sick or the illness and the visits never come under scheduled visits unless it is as minor as a wound change. In most of the cases, patients are brought to the emergency room because of a chance encounter due to some acute illness or trauma. In many cases, patients do not arrive in the emergency room prepared, many do not even have a list of the medications or know the exact details of what kind of medications they have been taking or even know the exact details about their illness. Some are even not able to recount their history while others need immediate admittance into the emergency for life support.
Emergency rooms today have become a lifeline for many patients who have no medical insurance and no one wants to care for them. For a locum tenens this may be a daunting task and also stressful, congested and demanding. But the discipline one experiences as a locum tenens is one of the most gratifying in all of medicine. It is not often that one gets the chance to save the life of a patient. What could be gratifying to many is that emergency medicine locums are well reimbursed and the opportunities that one gets are vast as they are attached to the emergency services for the temporary period that they are aligned to. This could be a life enriching career. The best divisions that one could opt for as a medical aspirant are anaesthesiology, radiology, emergency medicine, CRNA, psychiatry and many more.
Published on Jun 2, 2011