‘Urgenciologist’, a specialty in emergency medicine as a future guarantee against a pandemic like that of coronavirus

It is a recurring claim by the group of emergency medicine and nursing; an own specialty, that of “emergency doctor” They assure that it would be a guarantee of future for them and also for society in general. In addition, it must be remembered that in all the countries of Europe it exists, except in Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. And, curiously, in Spain, it does exist within the military medical regime.

Tato Vázquez Lima, Vice President of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES), reveals a claim that comes from behind, but that becomes more current with the health crisis we are experiencing. In addition to a guarantee of future for the professionals of this key service in the pandemic, it would also be “a lever for its organization, structure and final homogenization, and an impetus for its training and research work,” he says.

It exists in the military medical regime, but not in the civilian

The situation has less explanation, if possible, if we take a look at the military medicine. The Official State Gazette (BOE) has released this week the first MIRs who have chosen the specialty of emergencies in the military field, since here it is approved. For this group this differentiation between the civil and the military is an inconsistency.

The vice president of SEMES, and president of the Company in Galicia, also recalls that approval in this area was approved in Congress and in the Senate without any vote against. “We believe that the creation of the specialty of emergency medicine as it exists throughout Europe, in the western world and in Latin American countries is timely. It would also be consistent with the PNL (non-law proposal) approved in 2018 in the Congress of Deputies and with the motion approved in the Senate in the same year, and also recommended by the report of the Ombudsmen of the year 2015 ”.

At the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic

A group, the one of urgencies and emergencies, that has had a fundamental work against the coronavirus pandemic. They are the first to receive and manage suspected coronavirus cases, are those who face the initial assessment of changing symptoms and those who have a fundamental role in the early care of these cases, as well as their classification and care in the first hours. They have been key since the beginning of this coronavirus health crisis.

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