Optimizing the Use of a Precious Resource: The Role of Emergency Physicians in a Humanitarian Crisis
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2017.3.32718
Emergency physicians (EP) are uniquely suited to provide care in crises as a result of their broadtraining, ability to work quickly and effectively in high-pressure, austere settings, and their inherentflexibility. While emergency medicine training is helpful to support the needs of crisis-affected anddisplaced populations, it is not in itself sufficient. In this article we review what an EP should carefullyconsider prior to deployment.