Conference themes

Abstracts are invited on the following conference themes by 24 April 2020.

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1. Emergency Care in Different Environments

These abstracts should focus on delivering care in different environments or austere circumstances; an emphasis on learning lessons from these situations or conditions is highly desirable.  Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

Initiatives that have improved care

  • Care in a global environment
  • Disaster & humanitarian nursing/emergency care
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Mass casualties
  • Homelessness
  • Vulnerable populations including refugees and migrants
  • Military nursing emergencies
  • Trauma emergency care
  • Terrorism
  • Toxicological emergencies

2.  Specialties in Emergency care

These abstracts should focus on different patient or client groups and challenges and opportunities they present.  Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Care of the older person
  • Paediatric/adolescent emergency care
  • Mental health
  • Neonatology
  • Resuscitation and critical care

3. Pre-hospital Care

These abstracts should focus on the care given in the field outside of the clinical environment. Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Assessment & treatment of medical conditions
  • Education & training of medical teams-first responders; ambulance professionals; nurses; physicians
  • Medical interventions
  • Physical locations/settings
  • Telemedicine

4. Advanced Practice

These abstracts should focus on advancing practice or new roles in emergency care. Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Emergency nurse/care practitioner development
  • Advanced clinical practitioners in hospital and pre hospital
  • Out reach and in reach services
  • Critical care paramedics
  • Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

5. Research, Service Evaluation and Education

These abstracts should focus on original research, service evaluation, literature reviews or new approaches to education or staff development.  Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Clinical decision making in emergency care
  • Research issues & methodology
  • Evidence based emergency care
  • Simulation in emergency care in hospital /pre hospital

6. Quality, Patient safety and non-technical skills

These abstracts should focus on areas of improvement in patient safety, risk reduction strategies or work related to human factors, crew resource management or other non-technical skills.   Examples of the type of presentations may include, but not be limited to, the following (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Safety Initiatives
  • Medico-legal issues in emergency care
  • Quality and governance in emergency care
  • Prevention
  • Technological issues in emergency care
  • Ethics
  • Cultural competence