Pandemic Flu Guidelines for Emergency Medicine

The response to any disease outbreak must be an integrated effort involving the entire
medical community. The (Emergency Department) ED environment presents its own
unique set of variables, owing to the diverse mixture of often non-specific signs and
symptoms, a high risk of exposure from resuscitative and other invasive procedures,
and the EDs vital role in limiting transmission by maintaining a high index of suspicion,

IFEM Curriculum in Emergency Medicine for Undergraduates

There is a critical and growing need for emergency physicians and emergency medicine resources worldwide. To meet this need, physicians must be trained to deliver time sensitive interventions and life-saving emergency care. Currently, there is no internationally recognized, standard curriculum that defines the basic minimum standards for emergency medicine education. To address this deficit, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) convened a committee of international physicians,

How to Start and Operate a National Emergency Medicine Specialty Organization

A national Emergency Medicine (EM) specialty organization is as vital for a country first
developing the specialty of EM as it is in a country where the specialty is well established.1 This
manuscript presents some of the considerations that founders of a new organization of EM
practitioners must address as they develop their own organization and then continue to operate

An Updated Framework on Quality and Safety in Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine has been in existence for over 50 years; its rise and spread across the
globe occurred through an almost simultaneous development in the IFEM founder nations of
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States, and the United Kingdom.
Emergency Medicine is increasingly established in developed and developing nations,
reflected by the increased membership of the International Federation to 64 member
Organisations and over 80 countries in 2018.