Burnout in emergency medicine professionals after 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic: a threat to the healthcare system?

27 May 2022

For EM Day we conducted a survey with the objective to evaluate the level of burnout in the different professionals of emergency medical services. Based on the results a scientific paper and an editorial were written and published in the European Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Read the paper here

Read the editorial here

 

EM-Day 2022 campaign video

26 May 2022

We proudly present the Emergency Medicine Day 2022 Campaign video. WE TAKE CARE OF YOU, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF US.

Please share it through your channels!

Also join the webinar on May 27 at 14:00 CEST to discuss possible solllutions to improve the current working conditions and lower the level of burnout. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXJyl41kSO2QYnbZXRLt3A

EM-Day webinar: Burnout in EM professionals: Now it's time to take action!

05 May 2022

May 27 at 14:00 CET

While professionals working in every medical speciality can claim to have been pushed to their limits by the Covid-19 pandemic, those working in EM have suffered particularly from stress. This year’s EM Day webinar will present the results of a survey into burnout among EM professionals and discuss how the situation could be improved. The survey not only shows high levels of burnout, but also highlights the alarming lack of mental health support available to those suffering from it. We welcome your participation and look forward to hearing your ideas on this subject, which is vital to our future in EM, as well as that of patients.

Check the programme

The short biographies of the speakers are on the registration page.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXJyl41kSO2QYnbZXRLt3A

 

Article about the needs of the Danish EMS

28 May 2021

On the occasion of Emergency Medicine Day I have written a feature article together with Henrik Ømark and Annette Jakobsen about emergency medicine in Denmark. At home, as in the rest of the world, skilled emergency doctors and emergency nurses have been crucial to hospitals' handling of the COVID pandemic. It has created respect for our young specialty and shown us the need. But it has also shown us the vulnerability. We didn't cancel anything under COVID, but took care of all emergency patients who came to us. COVID or not. In a system at the capacity limit, each new task will take something from someone else. We need robust staffing of our emergency departments and, in particular, the need for specialist doctors is critical. With the Danish Health and Medicines Authority's proposal for a dimension plan, we will not achieve the necessary number of specialists in emergency medicine for many, many years.
 
Christian Skjaerbaek
 

Recognition of child maltreatment in ED's in Europe

27 May 2021

Child maltreatment is a worldwide threat to a child’s individual physical and psychological health and has a huge impact on the socio-economic level. Emergency departments (EDs) are the main entrance to acute health care and systematic screening at the ED has shown to increase the detection rate of child maltreatment.

On EM-day we proudly present to you the results of a survey performed in 2018 & 2019 to evaluate screening of child maltreatment in EDs in Europe to define areas of improvement. The survey was kindly distributed through EUSEM, REPEM, and EuSEN key members. Hospitals were scored based on the NICE guideline on child abuse & neglect.

Click here to read the full article.