A report on the International Conference in Emergency Medicine and Public Health: Qatar 2016

Pre-conference workshop activitiesThe scientific committee planned the pre-conference workshops to be of relevance to a wide audience consisting of a variety of practitioners in EM, Public Health, and pre-hospital practice. Of specific relevance to paramedic practice were hands-on workshops in the following areas:Advanced Airway Workshop: What to do When You Stop Breathing?Decision Making, Communication, and Resource Management in Emergency Rapid Sequence IntubationPre-hospital Patient Immobilization TechniquesManagement of Catastrophic Haemorrhage in the Pre-hospital SettingEmergency Toxicology: HazChem Workshop (Figure 1)Pre-hospital Clinical Approach and OHCA (Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest)ECGs Made Easy: Everything you Need to KnowManagement of Mass Gatherings: Health PerspectiveFigure 1.Doffing and donning demonstration by HMC Ambulance Service's Specialised Emergency Management team of a level C hazardous chemical protection suit with breathing apparatus. Picture courtesy of Hamad Medical Corporation, 2016.

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