At this June's ICEM meeting in Mexico City, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine elected a new round of leaders, including incoming president Sally McCarthy.
No longer the 4-member old boy’s club of its youth, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) must enter into a new era, growing in scope and capability.
The International Conference for Emergency medicine (ICEM) meetings are very special to me, as I have a 30 year association with the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) going back to the second ICEM in Brisbane 1988. This month’s ICEM meeting in Mexico City gave me great cause for optimism. Here’s why.
The most watched political meeting of the year, the first ever meeting between the President of the United States Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, took place in Singapore on Tuesday, 12 June 2018. This momentous summit was arranged on short notice. The local medical support arrangements for the event were a prime example of close cooperation between the visitors and the local healthcare system.
An artist, an accident researcher, and a trauma surgeon joined forces to put a surprising spin on an Australian traffic safety awareness initiative.
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.
Is analgesia in the ED helping our patients?—or killing them?
Every day it seems that emergency departments become more hazardous places to work. But there are proven design strategies that can help create a safer zone for patients and providers.
Sometimes tech advances in healthcare feel like a step in the wrong direction.