IAEM's Role in the Community
There are approximately 1.3 million attendances at Emergency Departments in the Republic of Ireland every year. The Association has a commitment to reducing attendances at EDs by ensuring appropriate preventative strategies.
As a strategic objective IAEM is anxious to ensure the delivery of the greatest public and community benefit from its members' expertise. Many of our members have special interests that have developed during their practice of Emergency Medicine in Ireland and abroad and have developed links with other emergency services and many statutory and voluntary community groups. In some cases, their involvement predated and possibly influenced their choice of emergency medicine as a career.
Attempts to prevent the emergency happening in the first place are assisted by providing data in relation to common types of emergencies, common locations of accidents and working with the Health and Safety Authority, Road Safety Authority and other relevant groups to re-engineer physical and behavioural factors. Additional work involves optimising the performance of the entire emergency care system, from the prehospital phase to rehabilitation once an emergency has occurred.
Examples of such Community Links include:
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