Delirium Management in the Emergency Department – an Irish National Approach

Kara McLoughlin, Susan O’Reilly, Louise Martin, Niamh O’Regan, Suzanne Timmons, Rachel Doyle

There is a steady growth in population ageing, with the number of those aged sixty-five and above increased by 31% from 2006 (1). With this, we have seen an increase in frailty, which is present in up to 60% of older attendees in Emergency Departments (ED) (2).  

IFEM celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2021, IFEM celebrates its 30th anniversary. From signing the Charter with 4 founding member countries in 1991, IFEM has grown to over 70 members from a diverse range of countries across all regions of the globe.

To celebrate, we spoke to a few of IFEMs Founding and Past Presidents and asked them what their fondest memories of IFEM were,

Women in Emergency Medicine Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Gender equality is a human right, is essential to the achievement of peaceful societies with full human potential and research has shown that gender balance in the clinical workforce can affect patient outcomes.

President of Myanmar Emergency Medicine Society speaks out

The president of the Myanmar Emergency Medicine Society told the 2021 Global Emergency Care Conference of the complex challenges being faced by Myanmar’s health system and practitioners.

Attendees at the Global Emergency Care Conference were told of the brutality faced by Myanmar’s healthworkers and the collapse of the health system.

Message from the President Professor Sally McCarthy August 2021

When reflecting on the last 12 months, I am always impressed, humbled and deeply thankful for the extraordinary efforts of emergency physicians and emergency care teams in rising to the challenges of providing emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caring for those suffering COVID-19, while themselves being under threat of infection or the not insubstantial chance of suffering severe morbidity or death is heroic.