Pre-hospital emergency care is an integral part of emergency medicine and is extremely important as a first link in the chain of survival.
It should be available for all European citizens without any administrative or other barriers.
Pre-hospital emergency care demands specific scope of knowledge and skills from providers based on excellent knowledge and experience from work in Emergency Deaprtments as a clinical base of EM.
Despite different approaches within European countries the EUSEM Pre-hospital Section would like to develop pre-hospital emegency care and ensure the highest quality of performance all over Europe.
Our main goals are:
- to discuss standards of management of medical conditions, diseases and traumas in the field
- to improve quality of providing care including communication, team leadership and ethical considerations specific for pre-hospital care
- to improve mutual knowledge of different systems of providing pre-hospital care and discuss their advantages, drawbacks, effectivity and safety for the patiens and communities
- to develop specific education and training of providers of different levels including physicians
- to impelement pre-hospital topics into European EM examination
- to develop research in the pre-hospital field
- to join the preventive campaigns towards public themes, including teaching first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, trauma prevention and others
- to share knowledge between European countries
- To encourage physicians who practice PEM to participate in EUSEM activities.
- To be fully responsible for the academic programme of the paediatric sessions in the annual EUSEM meetings/congresses.
- To initiate educational activities in PEM through courses, projects and various clinical activities.
Revue, Eric (Co-Chair)
Hogan, Barbara (ex-officio, EUSEM Past-President)
Cimpoesu, Diana (Chair)