This section of the website provides a history of the development of the medical field of expertise initially known as Casualty in Ireland. This field of medical practice later developed into the specialty of Accident & Emergency (A&E) Medicine which was ultimately retitled Emergency Medicine in 2000.
The development of Casualty, Accident & Emergency Medicine and later Emergency Medicine in Ireland closely parallels the development of the specialty in our nearest neighbour, the United Kingdom, and the milestones in both jurisdictions are intertwined. The specialty also developed over broadly the same period in the United States, Canada and Australasia although arguably achieved a greater degree of progress and recognition within the medical community in the latter more quickly. Reference is made to key developments in these countries in the Milestones section.
This section documents the history of the Irish Accident & Emergency Association (IAEA) which later became the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM). The Association was founded to advance the care provided in Accident & Emergency Departments, later Emergency Departments and to support the development of the medical specialty of Accident & Emergency Medicine, later Emergency Medicine.
The History section will be progressively added to and further archival material uploaded during 2013.
The history of Irish Emergency Medicine is divided into the following sections:
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