Events with sudden onset and threatening viability or life integrity of the subject are referred as emergency health conditions. According to International Federation of Emergency Medicine, acute diseases or injuries are referred as conditions requiring intervention of emergency medicine, but the common problem of many countries is the patient density in emergency medicine department.
The period of regression of Ottomans, starting with Vienna defeat in 1683, raised the question about the idea of forming a new army in 19th century. As a result of the idea of raising a well-trained doctor in line with the needs of the era, reducing the loss of lives at the highest level and meeting the needs of the new army, II. Mahmud appointed the Chief Doctor (hekimbaşı) Mustafa Behçet Efendi to this mission.
It is not only possible to prevent pediatric diseases with therapeutic medicine. Preventive medicine has been gaining gradually more importance all around the world. Preventive medicine is an ongoing process, ranging from intrauterine life to the end of 18 years of age.
Yes! Many diseases can improve, can start simple and become complicated, even can threaten the life although we do not have the feeling of pain or pain does not warn us... Of course, pain is not a pleasant feeling, it may knock you up, you may say "I will get away somehow if I die", it may be difficult for you to do your daily work, we may become inoperable, but the earliest warning system for problems that occur in our body is our "pain" feeling.
The goal of modern medicine is to ensure the health of people with the necessary precautions, before as the disease comes out. Because, after the occurrence of the disease, treatment becomes much more expensive, and the health deteriorates.
Emergency services are dynamic areas where not only tragic but also funny events often take place. Following my graduation from the Medical Faculty of Ankara University, I experienced numerous funny events within the five year period of my employment as an Assistant Attending Physician of Emergency Medicine in my hometown, Trabzon, between 1999 and 2004.