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Emergency medicine

Emergency medicine known as accident and emergency medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Emergency physicians care for undifferentiated patients of all ages; as first-line providers, their primary responsibility is to initiate resuscitation and stabilization and to start investigations and interventions to diagnose and treat illnesses in the acute phase. Emergency physicians practise in hospital emergency departments, pre-hospital settings via emergency medical services, intensive care units, but may work in primary care settings such as urgent care clinics. Sub-specializations of emergency medicine include disaster medicine, medical toxicology, critical care medicine, hyperbaric medicine, sports medicine, palliative care, or aerospace medicine. Different models for emergency medicine exist internationally. In countries following the Anglo-American model, emergency medicine was the domain of surgeons, general practitioners, other generalist physicians, but in recent decades it has become recognised as a speciality in its own right with its own training programmes and academic posts, the specialty is now a popular choice among medical students and newly qualified medical practitioners.

By contrast, in countries following the Franco-German model, the speciality does not exist and emergency medical care is instead provided directly by anesthesiologists, specialists in internal medicine, cardiologists or neurologists as appropriate. In developing countries, emergency medicine is still evolving and international emergency medicine programs offer hope of improving basic emergency care where resources are limited.. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development; the field of emergency medicine encompasses care involving the acute care of internal medical and surgical conditions. In many modern emergency departments, emergency physicians are tasked with seeing a large number of patients, treating their illnesses and arranging for disposition—either admitting them to the hospital or releasing them after treatment as necessary, they provide episodic primary care to patients during off hours and for those who do not have primary care providers.

Most patients present to emergency departments with low-acuity conditions, but a small proportion will be critically ill or injured. Therefore, the emergency physician requires a broad field of knowledge and procedural skills including surgical procedures, trauma resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support and advanced airway management, they must have some of the core skills from many medical specialities—the ability to resuscitate a patient, manage a difficult airway, suture a complex laceration, set a fractured bone or dislocated joint, treat a heart attack, manage strokes, work-up a pregnant patient with vaginal bleeding, control a patient with mania, stop a severe nosebleed, place a chest tube, conduct and interpret x-rays and ultrasounds. This generalist approach can obviate barrier-to-care issues seen in systems without specialists in emergency medicine, where patients requiring immediate attention are instead managed from the outset by speciality doctors such as surgeons or internal physicians.

However, this may lead to barriers through acute and critical care specialties disconnecting from emergency care. Emergency medicine can be distinguished from urgent care, which refers to immediate healthcare for less emergent medical issues, but there is obvious overlap and many emergency physicians work in urgent care settings. Emergency medicine includes many aspects of acute primary care, shares with family medicine the uniqueness of seeing all patients regardless of age, gender or organ system; the emergency physician workforce includes many competent physicians who trained in other specialties. Physicians specializing in emergency medicine can enter fellowships to receive credentials in subspecialties such as palliative care, critical-care medicine, medical toxicology, wilderness medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine, disaster medicine, tactical medicine, pain medicine, pre-hospital emergency medicine, or undersea and hyperbaric medicine; the practice of emergency medicine is quite different in rural areas where there are far fewer other specialties and healthcare resources.

In these areas, family physicians with additional skills in emergency medicine staff emergency departments. Rural emergency physicians may be the only health care providers in the community, require skills that include primary care and obstetrics. Patterns vary by region. In the United States, the employment arrangement of emergency physician practices are either private, corporate, or governmental. In the United Kingdom, all consultants in emergency medicine work in the National Health Service and there is little scope for private emergency pra

Glenn Wilson (tennis)

Glenn Wilson is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand. Wilson is from the small farming town of Rai Valley in Marlborough, he and his brother would practice on a floodlit asphalt court their parents had installed on their property. In 1987 to played collegiate tennis for three and a half years, he began playing professionally in the early 1990s and specialised in doubles, in which he reached 160 in the world. His only main draw appearance as a singles player came at the 1994 Tel Aviv Open, where he made it through qualifying, before losing to Andrei Cherkasov in the first round, he had his best year on the doubles circuit in 1995 when he won the Prostějov Challenger with Andrei Pavel and reached the quarter-finals at the ATP Auckland Open, one of four main draw appearances he made in that tournament. In 1997 he represented New Zealand in a Davis Cup tie against Indonesia in Jakarta. Wilson, aged 29, debuted in the reverse singles, a dead rubber which he won in straight sets over Suwandi Suwandi.

This remained his only Davis Cup court appearance. From 2000 to 2003 he acted as non playing captain of New Zealand's Davis Cup team. List of New Zealand Davis Cup team representatives Glenn Wilson at the Association of Tennis Professionals Glenn Wilson at the Davis Cup Glenn Wilson at the International Tennis Federation

2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group F

Group F of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tournament is one of the 12 groups that will decide the teams which qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament. The group consist of four teams: Cameroon, Cape Verde and Rwanda; as the hosts of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon will participate in the qualifiers with the team guaranteed a spot in the finals regardless of its ranking in the group. Their matches and results will count in determining the qualification of the other teams from their group; the teams will play against each other in home-and-away round-robin format between November 2019 and September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches of matchdays 3 and 4 scheduled for March 2020 had been postponed until further notice. There were 7 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 1.75 goals per match. 2 goals 1 goal