Dr Kim Hansen shares her story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Australia

Dr Kim Hansen is an experienced Emergency Physician with a passion for Safety and Quality in healthcare.  Kim graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours and a University Medal, completed her Emergency Medicine training in Melbourne, Australia. She has recently completed an MBA with a Vice Chancellor’s Award and additional training in Medical Administration.

Dr Navadeva Harendra Cooray shares his story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Sri Lanka

Dr Navadeva Harendra Cooray completed his undergraduate training from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has the rare distinction of being amongst the first Emergency Medicine MD and postgraduate diploma in Critical Care Medicine holders from Sri Lanka. He is the acting Consultant Emergency Physician of the ETU Neuro-trauma Centre at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.


Paul Maloney, Ireland

Member of the IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group


Traditionally, in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), all patients are brought to the Emergency Department (ED) following an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) call, unless they decline to travel. The EMS call is activated by dialling 999/112.

ED physician-based nursing home assistance

Claus-Henrik Rasmussen, Nina Andersen, Søren Mikkelsen, Mikkel Brabrand, Annmarie Lassen

As an alternative to ambulance transport to the Emergency Department (ED) and in-hospital evaluation and treatment, we thought it would be possible to conduct acute evaluation and treatment on site in the nursing home.  In our service model this is completed by a trained emergency physician from the local ED in collaboration with a high qualified acute team nurses from the local municipality and can provide an alternative to hospitalization.

Developing a Provincial Emergency Department Delirium Pathway

Britanny Ellis

Delirium is a commonly missed diagnosis in emergency departments throughout the world, and this is associated with poor patient outcomes, and increased health care costs. Studies around the world have consistently demonstrated that a large number (roughly 70-80%) of delirium cases are missed in the ED, and that over 90% of these missed cases are subsequently missed on inpatient units (Han et al,