European EMS Championship 2018 – let the games begin!
Let the games begin
During the European EMS2018 Congress you will we be able to challenge yourself and your team of EMS colleagues in the competition: European EMS Championship.
The European EMS Championship will be a fun, challenging and educational experience for emergency medical personnel. The competition will be all about team work, skills, experience and the ability to find a solution, when challenged. The competition will be scenario-based events that test each team’s ability to manage patients in various circumstances with common critical medical conditions and trauma.
The teams will compete in two rounds. The first round will identify the finalist teams that shall compete in the final round Tuesday afternoon at a spectacular plenum setting in the congress hall.
The number of teams is, due to logistic restrictions, limited to a total of 12.
The European EMS Championship is organized by Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) and EMS Copenhagen and sponsored by Laerdal Medical, Falck Emergency and iSimulate.
Frequently asked questions
How to apply?
All interested teams must send a short application to EMS2018@regionh.dk no later than 15 December 2017.
- Applications must be submitted in English
- The application must not exceed 250 words
- The application must be accompanied by an official letter of support from the organisation e.g. the medical director
- The application must contain organisation, country and motivation for participation
The application will be reviewed by the Championship Committee. Sponsors will not participate in the selection. All teams will receive an answer in the middle of January 2018 in due time to register for the early bird congress rate.
Teams that have not registered for the congress before 31 January 2018 will be excluded from the competition. Instead the first team on a prioritized waiting list will get the possibility of competing.
All accepted teams will be provided with a special link to register their team at the early bird congress rate.
Who can participate?
Prehospital healthcare professionals from around the world can sign up for the competition European EMS Championship. All teams must include a team leader plus two additional team members. All team members must be registered doctors, paramedics, EMTs, nurses or allied health care professionals. As professional EMS providers please consider a backup option for your team members. The championship language is English and the team leader must be able to communicate in English, team members must understand English. Furthermore we strongly encourage that teams communicate in English amongst the team, thus to enable the judges in their assessment.
Registration for the EMS2018 in Copenhagen and the Gala Dinner is mandatory for participation in the competition. There are no additional costs for entry into the competition.
What should you bring?
All team members are required to wear uniforms during the competition and at the award ceremony. The award ceremony will be held during the Gala Diner on April 17.
Each team can bring their own prehospital kits/ bags. Medications (real drugs or placebos) must be labeled with the correct medication name and dosage. Please remember to bring extra medications and supplies to replenish kits/ bags after the preliminary competition.
EMS2018 will provide additional equipment including monitor/defibrillator for all teams to use throughout the competition. A list with the exact equipment will be provided for all teams.
What will the scenarios be like?
During the preliminary round the teams will compete in two simulated scenarios, both of these will be within the area of what prehospital healthcare professionals can encounter in a real life scenario. An experienced simulation instructor will present the clinical setting and conduct the scenario. Each scenario will be assessed by judges who will assess the medical as well as the teamwork performance based on standardized assessment forms.
The final round will be a full scale simulated scenario with more complex challenges in the congress hall.
What are the rules for the competition?
Who will be the judges?
The judges will be experienced healthcare professionals who either work prehospital or with advanced medical education. The judges will be selected to avoid a conflict of interest with the participating teams.
What can your team win?
All participating teams will have the honor of being brave and will learn from this experience. The winner team will have the honor of being the best EMS team of the year and take home the EMS Championship trophy as well as free congress passes for the EMS2019.