A Curriculum for Geriatric EM

The two disciplines of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine have produced a defined and validated curriculum on Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
You can find the paper here in Science Direct, or more information below
Older people represent a growing proportion of attendees in Emergency Departments across Europe. Traditionally Emergency Departments have not focused on care for older people, especially those with frailty. Similarly, geriatric services have not traditionally focused upon the care of older people in Emergency Departments. This work seeks to bring together the two disciplines of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine through a defined and validated curriculum on Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Domains and items for inclusion in the curriculum were derived through a combination of literature reviewing and a nominal group workshop. The domains and items underwent validation using a Delphi technique involving the European Societies of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine. In the development stage, 100 individual learning outcomes were identified, reflecting 16 domains; following the stage 2 validation process, 98 items remained. All items were approved by the relevant EU societies. In the final validation step, the curriculum was formally approved by the UEMS sections for Geriatric Medicine and Emergency Medicine (responsible for curriculae in the respective disciplines).

Download the curriculum from here


Survey on IHI Global Trigger Tool

The aim of this survey is to establish if European hospitals and in particular their Emergency Departments are using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Global Trigger Tool as an instrument of risk management and clinical governance for evaluating and reducing errors and adverse events.

I would be most grateful if you can spare a little of your time to reply to the questions before 20th May 2016.

Thank you in advance

Dr Roberta Petrino
Chair, EUSEM Education Committee
President-Elect, EUSEM


EUSEM Young Doctors fellowship on non-invasive ventilation

We wish to invite EM trainees and young EM specialists from across Europe to apply as a candidate for our EUSEM Young Doctors 2 week fellowship in non-invasive ventilation. During these 2 weeks the participants will get profound teaching in non-invasive ventilation through high-quality theoretical sessions and live teaching on emergency department patients.

It will take place in autumn or winter 2016 in Andrea Hospital Vercelli, Italy, under the auspices of prof. dr. Roberta Petrino, president-elect of EUSEM. Dates will be chosen in consultation with the participants.

2 participants will be chosen after a selection process.

See here for more details