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Critical guidance for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the safety and integrity of ED’s around the globe

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.

Dr Lisa Charles shares her story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Saint Lucia

As a small island in the Caribbean with a population of just 175,000, Saint Lucia faces unique emergency medicine challenges. From the day Lisa stepped off the island to further her studies she knew she would return, and in 1999 she did as a qualified emergency medicine physician. From that point on Lisa has dedicated her life to improving emergency medical care and systems on the island.

Dr Benjamin Wachira shares his story of life as an Emergency Medicine Physician in Kenya

Benjamin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi and the current president of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, an international association aimed at supporting emergency care development across Africa. He is also the Founding Director of the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation, an organization dedicated to ensuring timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.

Message from the President January 2020

Professor Jim Ducharme
President

Welcome to a new year, and a new decade – where will we be 10 years from now?

If we believe projections from scientists, there will be both great and terrible events: individualized treatment based on our DNA, nanotechnology to cure cancer and remove atherosclerotic plaques etc.

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