Tag Archive for ‘emergency care crisis’
Graduate of the first acute care surgery fellowship program reflects on the experience
The development of the first acute care surgery fellowship and the role that surgeons trained in this discipline can play in alleviating ED overcrowding and general surgery workforce issues are addressed in this article.
Will acute care surgery and surgicalists help to avert an emergency care crisis?
The department of surgery at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, hosted an inaugural Acute Care Surgery Conference last year to examine the role of acute care surgery in addressing the emergency workforce crisis. This article provides an overview of the meeting, discusses its relevance in the context of the emergency care workforce shortage, and makes recommendations on future directions for trauma and acute care surgery.