White Paper on the Care of Older People with Acute illness and Injury in the Emergency Department

This White Paper is the product of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (GEMSIG) of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM).  It highlights that older people are the fastest growing demographic in most countries; that they access emergency services for many different reasons; and that it is essential to consider their multiple needs when developing emergency care systems.  

Report from the IFEM Emergency Department Crowding and Access Block Task Force June 2020

Emergency Department (ED) crowding and access block represent potentially the greatest threats to the core mission of emergency care across the world. The problem is pervasive, massive in scale, and amounts to a public health emergency with potentially lethal consequences. At its core, crowding and access block overwhelm ED resources and prevent the delivery of timely and effective care for patients.

White Paper on Guidelines for the development of International Trauma Systems

Executive summary of the White paper:
This White Paper has been produced by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Trauma Special Interest Group (SIG) in order to provide a framework for the assessment and development of Trauma systems. This paper is based on best current international evidence which shows that well developed Trauma Systems improve patient outcomes.