The current EMSSA EPCUS training programme is shown in Fig.
For more information, please contact: emssa.org.za OR www.eci-sa.org/epcus OR www.physiciansonographers.org
ENSSA has been established as a separate organisation under the auspices of EMSSA
, and it will strive to develop and promote emergency nursing in South Africa through leadership, education, collaboration and practice development and research.
Qur protocol is primarily a modification of the emergency airway management algorithm used at the Shock Trauma Center (STC) of the University of Maryland (Baltimore, USA), as well as incorporating elements of the EMSSA
M Botha, M Wells, R Dickerson, L Wallis, M Stander; the ARREST Special Interest Group of EMSSA
M Stander, L A Wallis, on behalf of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA
) Division of Emergency Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, W Cape M Stander, MB BCh, MMed (EM) L A Wallis, MB ChB, MD, DIMCRCSEd, Dip Sport Med, FRCS (Ed) (A&E), FCEM, FCEM (SA)
Given the less than organised, if praiseworthy, efforts of the two organisations mentioned in the article, it seems to be compounding the issue by suggesting that the future disaster response be placed under the auspices of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA
)--another non-statutory body.
We propose that this falls under the auspices of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA
), an organisation with a large member base from all aspects of emergency care (including doctors, nurses and EMS).
(4) The Emergency Medical Society of South Africa (EMSSA
) recommends daily defibrillator testing as a national standard.
Introductory courses were held in 2007 at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa's (EMSSA
) conference on emergency medicine in the developing world; further courses were held in 2008, and more are planned.