IAEM Publications 2006 – 2012
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine develops position papers on issues of importance to Irish Emergency Medicine which are published periodically. These can be viewed below, arranged by year of publication.
Also accessible are the Association’s submissions on matters of national importance relevant to Emergency Medicine.
20th January 2012 ICEMT and IAEM Proposal for the development of the Staff Grade in Emergency Medicine
19th June 2012 Report of the National Emergency Medicine Programme
26th September 2011 IAEM Position Paper on the role of the Full Capacity Protocol (FCP) in the management of Emergency Department overcrowding
13th August 2011 IAEM Submission on proposed Mental Capacity Legislation Review to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality
5th April 2011 IAEM Academic Committee: Development of Clinical Guidelines – A Guide for Clinicians April 2011
24th June 2010 IAEM Academic Committee: Research Strategy for Emergency Medicine in Ireland
4th October 2010 The Development of Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Ireland
18th February 2009 The Emergency Department Assessment of Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome
11th March 2009 IAEM Position Paper on access to out-of-hours Social Services
16th March 2009 IAEM submission to Protecting Our Future – the Report of the Working Group on Elder Abuse 2002
23rd March 2009 IAEM submission on Prevention of Intravascular catheter-related infection in Ireland, Draft Guidelines February 2009
10th June 2009 IAEM Patient Information – What you should know about Emergency Departments
19th June 2009 IAEM submission to Expert Group on Resource Allocation & Financing in the Health Service
20th July 2009 IAEM submission to Hospice Friendly Hospitals Draft Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospitals – a Consultation Document
21st January 2008 IAEM Position Paper on Reconfiguration and/or Regionalisation of Emergency Services
31st January 2008 IAEM submission to National COPD Strategy
28th February 2008 IAEM submission to Mental Health Commission on the workings of Part 2 of Mental Health Act 2001
21st November 2008 IAEM Position Paper on On-call arrangements for Consultants in Emergency Medicine
22nd January 2007 Standards for Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injury Units for Ireland
12th June 2007 Health & Safety Standards for Emergency Departments in Ireland
15th June 2007 Provision of Emergency Medical Services for children in the Greater Dublin Area
28th June 2007 IAEM submission to HSE on National Stroke Strategy
17th September 2007 IAEM Position Statement on Access to Community CPR and Defibrillation
30th September 2007 Standards for Emergency Department design and specifications
21st November 2007 Educational Opportunities for Interns in Emergency Departments
3rd March 2006 IAEM Position Paper on Acute Medical Units
31st March 2006 IAEM Position Paper on Overcrowding in Emergency Departments
23rd November 2006 Staffing needs for Emergency Departments in Ireland
7th December 2006 Implementation of 2001 Mental Health Act – Important issues for Irish Emergency Departments
A number of other publications that have involved IAEM or its members are included here:
- In November 2003, a Working Party of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland produced Clinical Guidelines for the Initial Management of the Severely Injured Patient Clinical Guide. This working party was chaired by Dr LC Luke, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital and was contributed to by a number of IAEM members.
- In Spring 2009, a Working Group on Traumatic Brain Injury produced The Phillips Report; National Report on Traumatic Brain Injury 2008. This report was contributed to by Dr NC Collins on behalf of Emergency Medicine.
- In September 2012, a Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (which included Drs Tomas Breslin and Una Kennedy, Consultants in Emergency Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St. James’s Hospital respectively) produced Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Injuries (where there is a risk of the transmission of bloodborne viruses and other infectious diseases). Also available are a Teaching Resource for EDs in both PDF and Powerpoint formats.
As a full member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine since 2003, IAEM is party to a number of IFEM Documents and Standards:
IFEM Framework for Quality & Safety in the Emergency Department 2012
Undergraduate Curriculum for Emergency Medicine 2009
Model Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Specialists 2010