Newsletter European PEM

The PEM branch from EUSEM wants to update you on all the activities of the last year from the different Special Interest Groups.

Even though it was a rough year, we can look back with a satisfied feeling of all we have accomplished.

Please find the newsletter here

We can start 2021 fresh and energized with a lot of motivation to continue with ongoing and new initiatives. 

Warm wishes from the PEM-board, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!


Standards of Care for Children in Emergency Departments

EUSEM is endorsing the document: “Standards of Care for Children in Emergency Departments” written and published by members of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (PEMSIG) of IFEM, which involves some members of the EUSEM pediatric section. (PEM).

EUSEM carefully balanced the global need for these Standards versus the applicability in the European setting and the involvement of EUSEM (and its members) in the development. We recognised the careful editorial process and contributions from many leaders in the field that resulted in this excellent document. 


JOIN First Aid Guidelines

For the very first time, a set of common European-wide First Aid Guidelines has been successfully produced. Developed by an international team of experts, who form the JOIN Clinical Working Group, the Guidelines promote the importance of First Aid in daily situations at home, at work, and in daily life. They are designed to apply in every European country, also providing a solution to some cross-border health issues and helping to foster international cooperation.

The JOIN Guidelines are intended for First Aiders, the general public, as well as health professionals and, are available to all users for free. They are currently available in thirteen European languages: Dutch, English, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and also Arabic. For free download, please go to



Free webinar on demand: management of the 2nd COVID wave

Last Friday November 27, heads from ED from Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Lithuania, Belgium, Poland and Spain shared their experience about the management of suspected COVID patients during the 2nd wave. 

You can watch it on demand freely accessible here:

Don't miss it, because there is a lot more clear information now than in the first wave about differences and similarities, and so many important perspectives. 

What about Robert Leach's Lille criteria and Paulo Groff's approach to out of hospital management including the Swedish 'pox walk'. 

Check it out!


PhD Publication - Childhood Pneumonia - Clinical decision support in the ED

Please find this great PhD publication from one of our Young EM Doctors, Josephine van de Maat.

Childhood Pneumonia
Clinical decision support in the emergency department

Do you also want to publish your PhD on the Young doctors section page?, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Help us keeping the EUSEM Academy up-to-date

As you might know we developed the EUSEM Academy,, an educational platform, based on the topics of the EM curriculum.  

We need your help to keep the Academy content up-to-date

The content on the platform needs to stay up-to-date and also needs to be complemented, because there are still subtopics that don't have any content yet. For this task EUSEM needs the help of her members. It are the people in the field that know what are new guidelines or changes of view, and it is also you that can recommend useful open free sources that helped you in your carreer.

You can become a part of the Academy editorial board by becoming responsible for a sub-topic. You can choose a topic from the list accessible through this link. Click on it and open it in Google sheets. Fill in your name behind topics that have no name behind it yet, or reply to this email which topic you would like to take under your wing. You will be contacted by EUSEM office with more instructions, about reviewing and adding existing content, on the email address that we have in our system.

We will organise editorial meetings 4 times a year to discuss your findings. The Academy will be updated accordingly.

Please note that:

Some curriculum topics are taken out of the file, because a EUSEM Section or Committee is already taking care of it.
In the topic file, the light blue marking means there is no content on that (sub-)sub-topic yet.
The sub-sub-topics without content are invisible on the Academy.
Go to the topic tree on the Academy, to see how much content is there yet to review within specific topics.
There is a demo in the google drive if you want to know more about the functionality of the Academy.

If you have any questions before putting your name down, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.