Emergency medicine in Ukraine: challenges in the post-Soviet era.

  title={Emergency medicine in Ukraine: challenges in the post-Soviet era.},
  author={Stewart W. Wright and Lawrence B Stack and bullet Mcmurray and S Bolyukh},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={18 7},
The practice of emergency medicine in Ukraine is markedly different from the practice in North America. The emergency physician counterpart in Ukraine attends 6 years of medical school then 18 months of prehospital physician training at an EMS base station. Once trained, prehospital physicians work 160 hours/month in 24-hour shifts at the base station as part of a physician-nurse team which answers ambulance requests. Most patients are seen and treated on site of the ambulance call. Patients… CONTINUE READING