Please check out this webinar, with input from Paul Kivela and David Carr, amongst our loyal panellists from European countries. We all want to know if those curves are bending.
Watch the third paediatric webinar on the EUSEM Academy focused on delayed presentations and PIM-TS and find out how our two speakers, Dr. Damian Roland and Dr. Marilyn McDougall's, answer to some common questions such as:
-Why children with serious illness are not coming to EDs or presenting very late in their disease course. And is this really so or just anecdote?
-Can we expect a spike in late presentations with easing of lockdowns throughout Europe?
-Should the PIMS-TS syndrome alter practice, when to do tests / what tests to do, what the natural disease course is?
Watch the 3rd update webinar on the Covid situation in Europe and beyond.
This time we added some Asian flavours with speakers from China and India. Many more countries are sharing their situation and exit strategies are being discussed.
With updates from:
The next webinar will take place on the 13th of May at 14:00 CEST.
Watch this practical webinar on the EUSEM Academy:
The Covid-19 patient needs oxygen
Practical tips and experiences from the best experts.
- The pre-hospital needs: Just oxygen or something more? Eric Revue (Paris - France)
- 2. Quick walking test, Oxygen and early CPAP: what do I do in the ED- Roberto Cosentini, (Bergamo - Italy)
- 3. When to intubate? How to ventilate - Erwan L’Her (Brest – France)
The theme this year comes from the observation that in many places in the world there is a shortage of specialists in emergency medicine, both because there is no specialty and because the number of doctors with competence in emergency medicine is too small due to economical restrictions and poor awareness of what is needed by public investors.
The same counts for nurses and other personnel and for the resources and the organization of Emergency Services, where in many countries the equipment and pathways are insufficient and unsafe for the population.
We could never even imagine that in a few months, something would happen that put such a big accent on our request.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made this theme appropriate and evident like never before.
In those countries that have been hit hard by the SARS-Cov2, the Emergency medical system, both pre-hospital and emergency departments, had to face a situation of disaster medicine, growing exponentially for several weeks. They had to organize pathways, implement the correct use of PPE, allocate, and manage resources, human and material, manage critical patients, adapting to the events according to safety and efficacy.
It is clear that where there is sufficient personnel, competent in all these tasks, where the structure is well equipped, modern and prepared for unexpected big events, everything went smoother and the outcome was better.
It is time that we and you all make our voice loud to ask for more resources, more doctors, nurses, and structure, for the Emergency Medical System.