S. V. Mahadevan, “What Is Emergency Medicine and How Is It Important?”
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In the event of emergencies, Americans are quick to dial 911 and an efficient, dependable system goes into motion. In developing countries, this concept of emergency care doesn’t exist. Professor S.V. Mahadevan shares important early interventions that can be made in the chain of survival and some of his ongoing work to improve emergency care in Nepal, India and Cambodia.
S.V. Mahadevan is associate professor of emergency medicine/surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and founder and director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first international paramedic training institute, Nepal’s first Emergency Medical Services system and Cambodia’s first emergency medicine strengthening program. He was the lead editor of the textbook, An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine, which received the 2006 American Medical Writer’s Association Award as the top U.S. medical textbook for all specialties. Dr. Mahadevan has received numerous teaching awards including the Council of Residency Directors’ National Faculty Teaching Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award.
This Stanford+Connects micro lecture was filmed on location in Seattle, Washington. Stanford+Connects is a program of the Stanford Alumni Association.