Emergency Medicine

Community

The Stanford University Hospital Division of Emergency Medicine is actively involved in on-going projects at both a local and international community level.  Programs focusing on local outreach into disadvantaged areas are actively being developed and are planned to be commenced in the near future.  currently, the Division of Emergency Medicine is involved in local community based education programs; higher level medical education programs such as ACLS, ATLS, PALS, and NALS; and  members of our faculty act as liaisons with other emergency medical facilities to enhance coordination and cooperation of vital medical services, such as ambulance and helicopter transport, firefighter services, and medical dispatch.  An Emergency Medical Disaster plan and team has been developed for the entire Bay Area region in case of a natural or man-made calamity.  Several members sit on local, county, and national committees which are committed to providing the utmost quality of care in the initial assessment and treatment of people in need.  As the Division expands its Outreach program there will be more opportunities to work in other areas in the community at large.

Members of the Emergency Medicine faculty are also actively involved in programs (in most cases founding and directing programs) which focus on grassroots medical education for communities outside of the United States.  The goals on these programs are to bring the skills and expertise of the Stanford Medical Center to underserved and impoverished people of areas of the world.  Through direct medical care in these poor villages, a directed medical education program for village health aids, and developing their government's medical care system, we have already achieved remarkable progress in regions once thought too isolated or unapproachable to succeed.  Currently the faculty has programs actively working in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Nepal, Mexico, Bolivia, and others planned in China, Tibet, and India.  Further, through the Stanford Emergency Medicine International program, Stanford emergency physicians are training their colleagues in countries such as Uzbekistan, Philippines, India, China, Indonesia, Egypt, and Australia.  As one can see the opportunities to contribute are endless.  As a Division and Faculty, we are committed to providing the best quality care and medical education both locally and abroad.

Stanford Emergency Medicine In The News:

Joint effort to build emergency medical system for India

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