06 March 2020
Since the end of January, the world is facing an outbreak of a novel virus. Europe is in the heart of this epidemy and our Emergency Departments are overwhelmed by an exceptional workload and emotional commitment.
Doctors and nurses are requested to work double or triple shifts looking after patients infected by Covid-19. Directors of EDs are involved in the decisions taken by the crisis units which will affect the life of thousands of citizens.
Exceptional organizational solutions have been taken and surge capacity increased, and the screening of hundreds of patients is done outside the EDs, with professionals wearing PPE all day long, in complex environments.
ED personnel is responding with courage, resilience and great solidarity. We would like to applaud and thank all the healthcare professionals involved: doctors, nurses, paramedics and all personnel, for what they are doing. Emergency Medicine proves once again to be the cornerstone of any healthcare system, especially in periods of disease outbreaks and major disasters. Having a good emergency care system is mandatory and should rely on a medical dispatch center and a strong out of hospital medical system.
13 February 2020
We are busy with the preparations for EM-Day 2020. The EM-Day workgroup is working on an app to create your own EM-Day portrait Like this one, that was sent in by Dr Aman Sharma, our loyal supporter from India. The app will be released in the beginning of March.
We are planning a social media campaign and also a short video will be launched. Work in progress....
04 June 2019
Emergency Medicine Day was a big success. We got so many stories, initiatives and shares from all over the world. From Mexico to Yemen to India. This is exactly how we intended it to be and we want to give you a big thank you. It makes us feel united.
31 May 2019
Please find a slideshow of the results of the photo competition of the Mexican Society of Emergency Medicine.
31 May 2019
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