Update on Emergency Medicine as primary specialty in Spain

On 25 October 2018 the Spanish Senate has supported the establishment of Emergency Medicine as a primary specialty in Spain, the initiation of the official procedure was asked to the Government by the majority of the political parties.

The Parliament, the Senate, majority of the National Communities, the Medical Council and Unions, the international Scientific Societies support the request, only a political decision is needed to start the process.

EUSEM supports World Restart a Heart day (WRAH)

On 16 October 2018, we will be celebrating the first ever World Restart a Heart (WRAH) initiative with events all around the world taking place on or around that date.

To do this, we are using ‘World Restart a Heart’ to increase awareness and encourage training, particularly of school children. This initiative is a development of the already successful ‘European Restart a Heart’ initiative that has run over the last few years.

Principles of WRAH

The following overarching principles of ILCOR WRAH have been agreed:

1) WRAH Day will occur every year on 16 October, commencing in 2018.

2) ILCOR will share resources and enthuse and motivate regional resuscitation councils. Involvement with WRAH will be voluntary for national resuscitation councils (NRCs), and they will be encouraged to develop their own strategies that fit their own countries.

3) It is not essential that all activity has to take place on one particular day (i.e., 16 October) but that it is done as close to that day as possible. It is important that a specific day is kept for the majority of the activity – and we would hope that most people do training on this day – particularly for media activity.

4) We will not limit WRAH activity to school children, although if countries wish to prioritise the training of children then we have many resources to share with them to enable this to happen.

5) We will have a media strategy for WRAH. On this page are examples of good practice from previous years and downloads of materials. This includes media packs, sample letters to schools etc., and all these will be shared.

 

 

2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope

The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of syncope of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed with the special contribution of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Endorsed by: European Academy of Neurology (EAN), European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS), European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM).

EUSEM likes to thank Dr Peter Vanbrabant for his effort on this project.

Go to Guidelines

Ultrasound Workshops 17th of October by IAEM

IAEM 2018 will take place in the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club with pre-conference ultrasound workshops on Wednesday 17 October followed by a 2-day conference covering issues such as changing hearts and minds and female leaders in EM. 

For more info: www.IAEM.ie. Follow the conference on social media using #18IAEM. Watch @AssocEmergMedIE for regular updates.

There are still a few places available on the RUSH workshop. For more information and registration CLICK HERE.