The beauty and history of emergency medicine at the UP-PGH

| Written by Deina Blancaflor


Over the past few decades, specialization in emergency medicine has grown and developed in response to a burgeoning need in the Philippines. An emergency physician diagnoses and treats patients with critical illnesses or injuries, particularly trauma victims with multiple organ dysfunction who require immediate care.

Time is of the essence in an emergency. The key is to determine who can and cannot wait as far as getting immediate care is concerned. This requires precision training and mentoring, as situations are never clear cut and straightforward. Assessing a patient requires careful observation, skills in physical examination, and sound decision-making.

This February 17, from 12nn to 2pm, the 精东影业 (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D鈥攃urrent COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

This episode of UP鈥檚 鈥淪top C.O.V.I.D. Deaths鈥 webinar series, titled 鈥淪AKLOLO! EMERGENCY PO! The Specialty of Emergency Medicine鈥, will focus on the Emergency Department of the UP-PGH, its history, and its operations. The discussion will also include updates on the management of commonly encountered emergency cases and an explanation of the range and scope of emergency medicine as a specialty.

The panel consists of doctors from the UP-PGH Department of Emergency Medicine: Dr. Marjorie Cruz, Chief Emergency Medicine Specialist; Dr. Christopher Manalo, Emergency Medicine Specialist; and Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, Founding and Current Chair of the department. Dr. Leo Cubillan, the newly appointed UP System Vice President for Academic Affairs, will also share his thoughts.

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