5th Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference

Tuesday, 26 October | Online

Theme: Challenges and opportunities in a pandemic: Exploring both sides of the coin

Online: 25-29 October 2021 | from your office or home

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

(4 Clinical Points)


COVID-19 rapidly shifted the nature of how healthcare is delivered all over the world. As hospitals and health systems emerge from their initial surges, there is a preparation for a “new normal” of emergency care which can successfully meet the high standards demanded by COVID-19 and any future public health threats we may face.

This concise one-day conference is an essential must attend event for all emergency medical services (EMS) professionals who look to become providers of high-quality emergency care centralized around case-based knowledge. The updated standards discussed on this agenda will be of specific relevance to the unique nature of the African pandemic response experience. 

Conference Chair:

Thulani Sibanda, President, Emergency Care Society of South Africa (ECSSA); Lecturer, Emergency Medical Care, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Scientific committee:

David Stanton, Head of Clinical and Education: Netcare 911, Netcare Limited, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Dr Enrico Dippenaar, Director, ECSSA Board; Honorary Research Associate, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 

Kiara Nair, Emergency Care Practitioner, Far East Rand Hospital - Gauteng Provincial Government, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Malusi Mtetwa, Country Operational Paramedic, South Australia Ambulance Service, Adelaide, Australia  

Muhammad Yaaseen Hokee, Emergency Care Practitioner, Gauteng Provincial Government, Johannesburg, South Africa 


Key sessions:

  • Challenges and opportunities experienced in a pandemic on road operations in the EMS in South Africa
  • Research related to COVID-19 with the EMS setting
  • Violence against pre-hospital emergency care personnel
  • The use and effectiveness of the tools designed to reduce emergency medical care personnel workplace stress: A critical analysis.
  • An investigation into the burnout of emergency care providers at a private ambulance emergency medical service in Gauteng
  • Prehospital stroke scales: A systematic review of the three most used stroke scales

Benefits of attending:

  • Discover key strategies to deal with burnout 
  • Discuss the latest updates regarding critical care in the ED post-pandemic
  • Assess the tips and tricks for managing cardiovascular emergencies

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