The IFEM Task Force on ED Crowding and Access Block has developed a critical guidance for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the safety and integrity of emergency departments around the globe.
Topics covered range from PPE preservation, ED design strategies, advocacy opportunities and caregiver well-being and psychological support.
This critical guidance was launched in a global town hall webinar on 25 March 2020.
Watch the webinar
A second webinar was held on 8 April 2020. This webinar focused on mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in high and low and middle-income countries.
This global response is currently being translated into other languages. As these are completed they will be added below:
Réponse mondiale du groupe de travail IFEM pour les systèmes et professionnels de médecine d’urgence relatif à la surpopulation et aux difficultés d’accès aux urgences causées par Covid-19
Wishing you wellness and safety in these uncertain times,
Arshia Javidan, Kim Hansen and Eddy Lang (Task Force leads)