EMS2016


Below you’ll find the programme from the #EMS2016 conference in Copenhagen May 30th to June 1st. It was the inaugural European EMS conference and was a successful start to what will be an annual international conference. It’s in Copenhagen again next year after which it will come to different cities in Europe.

In our effort to make existing educational material available online the scanFOAM team reached out to the steering committee and, secondarily, the speakers themselves and asked for permission to share audio recordings and slides from the talks as open access content. We are humbled by the support this idea received, especially as the recording of audio was a late development and not advertised to the speakers beforehand. We are sure the #FOAMed #FOAMems community will appreciate this generosity.

The scanFOAM team is small and editing is rather time consuming. We will start to release talks as they are ready and the links in the program will progressively come alive and take you to the content. Not all of the talks will come online. A number was sadly lost to a memory card failure, and some speakers haven’t come back or don’t want to participate.

We hope this will keep you tied over till #EMS2017 hits Copenhagen next summer.

Chair:
Leif Svensson (SE)
Sang Do Shin (KR)

Speakers:
Marcus Ong

Marcus Ong (SG): Obtaining the necessary information from the caller

Maaret Castren Messukeskuksessa.

Maaret Castrèn (FI): Recognizing cardiac arrest through the telephone

Jerry Overton
Jerry Overton (US): Protocol for dispatch centres – what is necessary?

 

Chair:
Hans Morten Lossius (NO)
Jana Seblova (CZ)

Speakers:
• Caroline L. Watkins (UK): Emergency stroke
• Corey Slovis (US): Emergency neurology cases – all you need to know
• Maren Ranhoff Hov (NO): Diagnosis and treatment of STROKE by anesthesiologists – is it feasible?

After the session, the participants will be able to answer the following questions:
• How can stroke be recognized at the dispatch center?
• How can stroke be recognized by the EMS personnel in the patient’s home?
• Can the stroke diagnosis be established by brain imaging in the prehospital setting?
• How soon can thrombolysis be done?
• Which pitfalls must be considered?
• Is it possible to distinguish between intoxication, a neurological emergency and metabolic disease (including hypoglycemia)?
• What is the optimal way to assess level of consciousness by bystanders, dispatchers, and EMS personnel?

Chair:
Peter Kudenchuk (US)
Wolfgang Voelckel (AT)

Speakers:
• Gavin Perkins (UK): Who should treat and where to treat cardiac arrest?
• Paul Gowens (UK): New roles for paramedics
• Stephen Sollid (NO): The physician’s role in the EMS

After the session, the participants will be able to answer the following questions:
• What should be done in the prehospital setting and what should not?
• Task and skills – who should do the job?
• What are the challenges of the different choices of skills?
• Helicopter or ambulance: Which choice when?

Chair:
Andy Newton (UK)
Philip Anderson (US)

Speakers:
• Philipp Schuetz (CH): Can we improve outcomes by improved early patient triage?
• Torben Wisborg (NO): Triage and referral of the trauma-patient
• Andrew Lockey (UK): NICE guidelines for trauma

After the session, the participants will be able to answer the following questions:
• What is the importance of a delay to specialized care?
• How can we optimize decision-making to get the critical patients to the right hospitals?
• Can triage really improve outcome in the Emergency Department?
• Which qualifications are needed in the initial evaluation?
• Can we minimize the drawbacks of transition of care – trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction?
• Which guidelines can aid in the decision where to admit the patient?
• Which patients can stay at home?
• How is patient satisfaction optimized?

Chair:
Freddy Lippert (DK)
Jerry Overton (US)

Speakers:
• Fionna Moore (UK): Fulfilling society’s expectations
• Marcus Ong (SG): Assessments of EMS performance
• Michael Richard Sayre(US): How can we compare different EMS systems?

After the session, the participants will be able to answer the following questions:
• Is it possible to compare performance of ambulance services?
• Which key performance indicators should be used?
• What are the expectations of the society and what are the expectations of the individual patients to EMS?
• How do we best fulfill the expectations of the community and the patients?

Chair:
Hans Morten Lossius (NO)

Speakers:
• David Lockey (UK): Advanced airway management in trauma – for whom and how
• Wolfgang Voelckel (AT): What to do and what not to do in pre-hospital critical care and HEMS
• Per Bredmose (NO): Developing safe and efficient Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transports in HEMS

Chair:
Pierre Carli (FR)
Ramana Rao (IN)

Speakers:
• Steven Bland (UK): Chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) Scene and Casualty Management
• David Zideman (UK): A question of Sport – From Olympic Stadium to Schoolyard Playground
• A.J Heightman (US): Critical Actions Necessary in the First 30 Minutes

Chair:
Lars Rasmussen (DK)
Caroline L. Watkins (UK)

Speakers:
• Roland Bingisser (CH): Why is the elderly patient different?
• Kate Cantwell (AU): Geriatric Falls: Understanding the impact for EMS resource allocation
• Simon Mooijart (BE):Older patients presenting to the ED: who is the most vulnerable?

Chair:
Lars Rasmussen (DK)
Caroline L. Watkins (UK)

Speakers:
• Roland Bingisser (CH): Why is the elderly patient different?
• Kate Cantwell (AU): Geriatric Falls: Understanding the impact for EMS resource allocation
• Simon Mooijart (BE):Older patients presenting to the ED: who is the most vulnerable?

Chair:
Lars Rasmussen

Keynote:
Paris November 2015
Introduction: Region Chief Executive Officer, The Capital Region of Denmark Hjalte Aaberg
Keynote Speaker: Pierre Carli (FR)

Take home messages – what no one should have missed!
• Best session of the day
• Best speaker of the day

Chair:
Maaret Castrèn (FI)
David Zideman (UK)

Speakers:
• Koen Monsieurs (BE): Ten recommendations from the ERC Guidelines
• Leif Svensson (SE): Mobile-Phone dispatch of laypersons for CPR in out-of-Hospital cardiac arrest
• David Lockey (UK): Traumatic cardiac arrest

Chair:
Andrew Lockey (UK)
Peter Dieckmann (DE)

Speakers:
• Doris Østergaard (DK): Dispatch communication with bystanders
• Martine De Bruyne (NL): Communication between different healthcare sectors – why is it so difficult?
• Michaela Kolbe (CH): Communication in teams

Chair:
Erika Frischknecht Christensen (DK)
Philip Anderson (US)

Speakers:
• Erika Vlieghe (BE): Be aware of the rare infectious diseases
• Christopher Lee Hunter (US): Initial treatment of serious infection
• Steven Bland (UK): Transmission of infectious diseases

Chair:
A.J. Heightman (US)
Paul Gowens (UK)

Speakers:
• Stephen Sollid (NO): Safety at the scene
• Andy Newton (UK): Do no further harm
• Anne Bergem (NO): Communication with the combative psychiatric patient

Panel discussion

Chair:
Jerry Overton (US)

Speakers:
• Fionna Moore (UK)
• Pierre Carli (FR)
• Freddy Lippert (DK)
• James Ward (UK)
• Hans Morten Lossius (NO)
• Sang Do Shin (KR)
• Stefan Poloczek (DE)

After a short introduction the participants present their views on the challenges in EMS in Europe.
Plenty of time will be allocated to questions and discussions with the audience.

Chair:
Dan Brun Petersen (DK)
Torben Wisborg (NO)

Speakers:
• Mads Gilbert (NO): EMS in crises and wars
• Ramana Rao (IN): Healthcare in developing contries

Chair:
Doris Østergaard (DK)
Andrew Lockey (UK)

Speakers:
• Andy Newton (UK): New perspectives in the training of paramedics
• Marlies P. Schijven (NL): What to Wear in Healthcare? Embedding wearable technology in training and patient care
• Charlotte Ringsted (DK): How to optimize learning outcome

Chair:
Lars Rasmussen (DK)
Gavin Perkins (UK)

Speakers:
• Ian Maconochie (UK): Identification of the critically ill child. What are the warning signs?
• Anne Bergem (NO): The child’s perspective
• Joost Bierens (NL): Update on drowning with special focus on children

Chair:
Doris Østergaard (DK)

Take home messages – what no one should have missed!
• Best session of the day
• Best speaker of the day

EMS Championship finals

Finalists:
Bolu 112/Turkey (TR)
London Ambulance Service (UK)
Danish Air Ambulance (DK

Jugdes og instructor:
Anne Lippert (DK)
Andrew Lockey (UK)
Christoph Redelsteiner (AT)
Paul Gowens (UK)
Peter Berlac (DK)
Ron Brendel (NL)

Chair:
Sang Do Shin (KR)

Keynote
Resuscitation Academy – Overview
Keynote-speaker: Peter Kudenchuk (US)

Chair:
Leif Svensson (SE)
Koen Monsieurs (BE)

Speakers:
• Christian Terkelsen (DK): Telemedicine and cardiac patient care
• Hiderahu Tanaka (JP): Public access defibrillation
• Peter Kudenchuk (US): Managing the patient with shock-refractory ventricular fibrillation

Chair:
Doris Østergaard (DK)
Torben Wisborg (NO)

Speakers:
• Peter Dieckmann (DE): On what basis do we make decisions?
• Rhona Flin (UK): Situation awareness and influencing factors

Chair:
Erika Frischknecht Christensen (DK)
Jana Seblova (CZ)

Speakers:
• Beth Lilja (DK): The patient’s perspective
• Paul Gowens (UK): Quality improvement in EMS
• Steinar Olsen (NO): Results from the Nordic quality improvement project

Chair:
Mads Gilbert (NO)
Ian Maconochie (UK)

Speakers:
• Tore Laerdal (NO): The Global project “Helping babies and Mothers Survive”
• Ramana Rao (IN): Adapting to low resource countries
• Philip Anderson (US): EMS systems as an element of the larger acute care delivery system.

Closing Ceremony

Chair:
Andrew Lockey (UK)
Doris Østergaard (DK)

Keynote
The future in EMS
Keynote-speaker: Jerry Overton (US), Fionna Moore (UK), Marcus Ong (SG), Freddy Lippert (DK)

Award Ceremony
• Best session of the day
• Best speaker of the day
• Best abstract

Next congress
When and where

/Mads Astvad