Region Skane, Sweden

Region Skane, Sweden

In 2013, we launched a collaborative project with Helsingborg Hospital in Region Skåne, Sweden. The goal of this project is to advance the emergency care delivery system in the Helsingborg area and position the hospital as a ‘Center of Excellence for Emergency Care’ within Region Skåne.

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Dis Med

Disaster Medicine Projects

Alaska Shield Fellows and BIDMC fellowship faculty were invited by the State of Alaska to function as evaluators and researchers for Alaska Shield, a statewide disaster drill involving local, state, and federal agencies in numerous scenarios designed this year to mimic the 1964 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake. The events had more than 10,000 professional personnel…

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Iceland Case Study

Icelandic Emergency Medicine Initiative (IEMI)

Between 2008-2011, HMFP worked with the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik on several projects: first, the development of a post-graduate, 24-month training program in Emergency Medicine which prepared Icelandic physicians for formal EM residency training programs outside of Iceland; second, the curricula development and implementation of training programs for the 12-month post-graduate EM nursing program;…

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Tuscan Emergency

The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI)

The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI) is a collaborative effort between HMFP and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create standardized training in emergency medicine for the region of Tuscany. Between 2007 – 2009, the program trained more than 625 Tuscan emergency physicians. The training resulted in a transition to a single-provider model of emergency…

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Tuscan Mobile Simulation Project

Meyer Pediatric Trauma Center

HMFP collaborated with the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create a pediatric trauma center (PTC) at the Meyer Pediatric Hospital in Florence, Italy, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston. On June 15, 2009, after a 3-year planning and training period, the PTC officially opened to become the first pediatric trauma center in Italy. The goals of…

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Tuscan Mobile Sim Project

Tuscan Mobile Simulation Project

HMFP collaborated with the University of Florence and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to design and implement a pilot project for a mobile simulation program which would offer emergency department team training to Tuscan hospitals. This two-year project included project planning, curriculum development, logistical support, and simulation instructor training on-site in Italy.  

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TEMSI

Tuscan Emergency Medical Services Initiative (TEMSI)

HMFP collaborated with the University of Florence and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to develop an intensive EMS training program for Tuscan ambulance workers to improve their skill levels so that they are closer in line with those of a US paramedic. This two-year project included curriculum development and management and leadership training in Boston…

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Educational Program in Denmark focused on undifferentiated geriatric patients and clinical nurse leadership

In May of 2014, Barbara Masser, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Needham, traveled to Region Sjaelland in Denmark to conduct a visiting professor program focused on the management of undifferentiated geriatric patients and the development of clinical pathways. A second educational track was led by Claire Riley, RN, who focused her discussions…

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Our Department Hosts Physician and Nurse EM Educators from Sweden

In April of 2014, physician and nursing leaders from Region Skåne, Sweden, traveled to Boston to participate in a two-track strategic planning session regarding a regional emergency medicine residency program and emergency nursing competency programs. The visiting group, the Regional Education Subgroup, is a multidisciplinary, multisite group focused on emergency medicine education in Region Skåne. It…

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HMFP Hosts EM Leaders from Sweden

In February of 2014, a team of physicians and nurses from the Region Skane leadership subgroup visited our Department of Emergency Medicine, at HMFP, to participate in an educational program and strategic planning session regarding emergency department leadership. Various aspects of effective leadership and team communication were discussed. It was a pleasure to host our…

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