As part of an effort to improve emergency medical care, the Ministry of Health and the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, in cooperation with the NGO Health Frontiers, launched the Lao Emergency Medicine Residency program. The first class of 8 residents started their 3-year training in September 2017 with the second class of 9 residents starting in September 2018.
Ghana has had a turbulent decade, but the growing specialty of emergency medicine has stood as a beacon of stability, and a training ground for West African healthcare providers.
On December 18, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) shared its first Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments. The statement was created by IFEM’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group and published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
An emergency physician recalls the medical elective that introduced him to medical Spanish, as well as to the vibrant medical culture of the Mexican people.
Violence against EMS workers is a growing problem. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Department of Emergency Medical Sciences got together with the National Department of Health and Western Cape Government (WCG) to discuss solutions. Here is the position paper that resulted from that meeting.
Physician Kass Thomas gives a first person narrative of the 2015 bombing of the Kunduz Trauma Centre in Northern Afghanistan and explains the genesis of The Columbo Declaration, a document decrying the weaponization of healthcare.
In part 2 of this series, we’ll continue our conversation with the president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and talk about the unique opportunities and challenges faced by the organization.
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.
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.
The president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine talks about the greatest challenges and opportunities ahead as the global organization switches into a new gear.
Alfred Emergency Education is pleased to announce the details of our annual program of continuing medical education events at the beautiful Monash University campus in Prato, just 40 minutes from Florence, Italy.
In August the 2nd Pan-American Forum in Emergency Care and Global Health will be held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a World Heritage Site that Travel and Leisure magazine has named the Best City in the World. Twice.