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FILL IN THE EM-DAY 2023 SURVEY FOR PATIENT ORGANISATIONS

26 January 2023

On the occasion of the Emergency Medicine Day that will take place on 27 May, we want to discuss and draw the attention of the media and politicians to the question of safety and quality in hospital emergency departments (EDs).

In order to do this we are collecting the points of view of emergency department professionals, patient organisations, and patients.

Recently there have been many reports in the general media of critical problems related to ED overcrowding, long waiting times and the increasing burnout of personnel. This situation may become really dangerous, and therefore we feel it is necessary to provide hard data in order to attract attention.

As patients’ organisations we are asking your board, or a representative of it, to respond to this short survey and provide us with information about your views and feelings on this issue.
Confident in the understanding of your organisation of the importance of this issue, we thank you for your collaboration.

YOUR SAFETY - IS OUR PRIORITY

The results of these surveys will be published on the EM day and will be circulated to media and politicians.

Click the link or scan the QR code

QR code S6C3X5F 1

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6C3X5F

The surveys will close on the 27th February

If your organisation has a network of patients and/or other relevant stakeholders, please help us in disseminating the surveys for the different targetgroups so we can get as many responses as possible.
Survey for patients: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBF58DR
Survey for patient organisations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6C3X5F
Survey for EM professionals: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JC3HHMW

FILL IN THE EM-DAY 2023 SURVEY FOR PATIENTS

26 January 2023

On the 27th of May it's Emergency Medicine Day. EUSEM, the European Society for Emergency Medicine, started with this campaign, because there's a lack of staff and resources in the emergency departments (EDs), and a lack of recognition of the importance of a well established emergency care system.

This years campaign is dedicated to patient and professional safety. When a ED is understaffed or the professionals are on the brink of burnout, you can imagine they can't provide the care that a patient needs.

This is really a threat to the health care system in many countries.

YOUR SAFETY - OUR PRIORITY

We strongly believe it is of the utmost importance that we can provide concrete data to the relevant stakeholders to reflect our distress and how this can threaten the safety of both patients as professionals.

We invite you to respond to this five-minute survey and provide us with information about your experience in the ED as patient or the accompanying person of a patient if you or someone in your family has used the ED in the past year.

In parallel to this survey we are sending a questionnaire to patients’ organisation and to professionals, with the hope that the results of the three surveys will describe the situation in an unequivocal way.

The results of these surveys will be published on the EM day and will be circulated to media and politicians.

Click the link or scan the QR code.

PLEASE NOTE: there are several languages available in the upper right corner.

QR code MBF58DR

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBF58DR

FILL IN THE EM-DAY 2023 SURVEY FOR PROFESSIONALS

26 January 2023

This year the Emergency Medicine Day campaign is dedicated to safety. Safety for our patients, who need care, attention and relief from pain and disease. Safety for our colleagues, who need to be able to work in a secure environment, for the right number of hours with the right number of patients in order to be able to give them the right amount of our time and energy.
Only in these conditions are we sure to provide the patient with a safe haven in an emergency.

YOUR SAFETY - OUR PRIORITY

We strongly believe it is of the utmost importance that we can provide concrete data to the relevant stakeholders to reflect our distress and how this can threaten our safety and that of our patients.

We therefore would like to invite you to respond to the following 40 questions, based on a validated survey, about the safety of emergency care in your ED. We hope you can support the EM-Day with 10 minutes of your time.

In parallel to this survey we are sending a questionnaire to patients’ organisation and to individual patients, with the hope that the results of the three surveys will describe the situation in an unequivocal way.

The results of these surveys will be published on the EM day and will be circulated to media and politicians.

Click the link or scan the QR code

QR code JC3HHMW

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JC3HHMW

NHS staff share despair working at breaking point

05 January 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/04/nhs-staff-share-despair-working-at-breaking-point

As the NHS crisis has deepened in recent weeks, frontline staff have posted vivid, troubling accounts on social media of what has been happening in their workplaces. Many have described the NHS, and often themselves too, as “broken”. They have related the difficulty of providing proper care, the impact of acute understaffing and their fears for the NHS’s future.

This is a selection of some of what doctors, nurses and other NHS staff have been saying. READ MORE

EM-Day Policy statement about working safely in the ED is published!

17 October 2022

The EM-Day taskforce has written a policy statement about minimal standards for safe working conditions in Emergency Medicine. It is published in the European Journal for Emergency Medicine. Share it as much as you can so it will be noticed by our policy makers!

https://journals.lww.com/euro-emergencymed/Fulltext/9900/Policy_statement_on_minimal_standards_for_safe.35.aspx