The Department of Emergency Medicine was established in August, 1994. It was the first emergency department among the medical colleges in Taiwan. The purpose of establishing the Department was to promote quality of care, research and teaching in the fields of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. After two decades, the Department grew to more than 20 faculty members. The research area expanded beyond general Emergency Medicine, including Resuscitation Medicine, Traumatology, Clinical Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasonography, and Disaster Medicine. Many faculty members have Public Health background and are involved in the government health administration to serve as consultants or officers in health care system regarding the fields of Emergency Medicine. The vision of the Department is to lead the teaching and research of Emergency Medicine in Taiwan and provide first rate service to the patients with acute and critical illness.
Cultivate future leaders and foster advanced research in the Emergency Medicine Since the establishment of the Department of Emergency Medicine, one of the most important missions of its Chairman is to recruit and cultivate talents. All levels of teaching instructors and full-time physicians have increased year by year. Not only the expansion of faculty is realized, the development of different specialties of Emergency Medicine is fully balanced. All of the specialties including Resuscitation Medicine, Pediatric Emergency, Traumatology, Clinical Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasonography, and Disaster Medicine have their leaders in the Department. Many experts are not only leaders in their respective fields in Taiwan, but they are also international known scholars. Our faculty guides the young physicians in the field of research, and cultivates the future leaders of Emergency Medicine in Taiwan.
Provide state-of-the-art care to those with acute illness Emergency Department of National Taiwan University Hospital has changed the traditional management of many acute and critical diseases. To improve the outcome of the critical patients, our emergency physicians collaborate with prehospital Emergency Medical Services and other medical specialties. By cooperating multi-discipline taskforce and using process reengineering and information technology assistance, our Department has successfully improved the outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction and stroke. We continue our efforts in the quality improvement process to provide state-of-the-art care to those with acute illnesses.
Reform the health care system in Taiwan The Department faculty pays close attention to the development of medical and public health systems. Many instructors have master or doctorate degree in Public Health, and possess important position in health administration, serving as advisers, committee members, or official administrators. Many complications in Emergency Medicine are caused by the imbalanced health care system. The reform of health care system is vital for the continuity of the National Health Insurance System. Our instructors are committed to reform the health care system in order to promote the well-being of the people of Taiwan.
Department of Emergency Medicine is located on the first floor and basement of North building of National Taiwan University Hospital. It has 14 rooms, including chairman's office, attending office, administrative staff office, and library, etc. The teaching and research facility includes digital camera, scanner, slide projector, computer, laser printer, teaching video and other audio visual equipment We purchase about 10 emergency related references each year which are kept at medical library, College of Medicine. A small library at the Department of Emergency medicinie also has 100 emergency related references or textbooks and 40 other references.
Emergency Medicine Clinical practice (M7), Emergency Medicine and Practice (M6), Out patient & Emergency Medicine (M5), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (M6), Emergency Medicine A (M6), Emergency Medicine B (D5), Basic Life Support.