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Four French physicians with a passion for fine watches put their heads together to form Doplr, a Swiss-made watch with old school medical functionality. Doplr founder Vincent Azzola shares the story.
Is analgesia in the ED helping our patients?—or killing them?
Healthcare systems resemble microclimates, with a unique set of functions, resources, patients, vulnerabilities, and strengths. There is, however, a template for ED design that can account for these many variables, and guide all the stakeholders through the process of building an effective and efficient ED.
An artist, an accident researcher, and a trauma surgeon joined forces to put a surprising spin on an Australian traffic safety awareness initiative.
In the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, at the Azadi Teaching Hospital, in Duhok, a native son of the region established a successful international collaboration to teach surgery and transplant medicine in a region still climbing out from under decades of political oppression.
Lee Wallis, president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) serves on a newly formed Lancet Commission, which has 23 commissioners across a range of specialties. Their task? Examine how the effects of non-communicable diseases differ around the world, particularly between high and low income countries, and promote pathways for better healthcare. EPI caught up with Dr. Wallis to learn more about this initiative, as well as his thoughts on ‘technology leapfrogging’ and drones delivering healthcare supplies in Rwanda.
Omni Pro packs 11 medical devices—including a stethoscope, oto/opthalmoscope, audiometer, tuning forks, and an examination light—into a single device weighing 145 grams. Learn more at
In the aftermath of the worst Ebola epidemic in history, this West African country is working hard to apply hard-earned lessons and international resources to strengthening its health surveillance systems, and slowly easing access to timely care through the ED.
Between 2005 and 2007, four new EM training programs began in Trinidad and Tobago, creating an explosion in new training and widespread coverage of qualified EM physicians.
After building 10 new EDs with EU grants, Slovenia is slowly adopting a more standardized emergency care system, and a new organization, SEMA, is focused on streamlining EM training.
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