Emergency Medicine is the specialty focusing on the evaluation, treatment and stabilization of life, limb and organ threatening conditions. Emergency Physicians treat all patients regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic group. In addition they frequently care for patients with less urgent conditions when the patient might not have access to a primary care provider or other healthcare services. Emergency Medicine is the “safety net” of the healthcare systems being available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Emergency Physicians and other emergency care providers, work closely with most other medical specialist to provide and integrated, multidisciplinary team of experts to care for patients with a vast range of diseases or injuries. Emergency Physicians routinely coordinate care with internist, hospitalist, pediatricians, surgeons, cardiologist, neurologists and radiologists.
The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria is to provide safe, effective, evidence-based patient care through outstanding medical education and training, and by contributing to medical knowledge through research and scholarly activities.