Essential Emergency and Critical Care

reducing preventable deaths worldwide

The lecture duration is 19min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Tim Baker
Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK
Lecture Summary

Globally, critical illness results in millions of deaths every year. Although many of these deaths are potentially preventable, the basic, life-saving care of critically ill patients is often overlooked in health systems. Essential Emergency and Critical Care (EECC) has been devised as the care that should be provided to all critically ill patients in all hospitals in the world. EECC includes effective, low-cost and low-complexity care for the identification and treatment of critically ill patients across all medical specialties. The content of EECC has recently been specified in a global consensus process. Implementing EECC could be an effective and cost-effective strategy for policy-makers, hospital managers and clinicians to reduce preventable deaths worldwide.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses & Doctors
Emergency Medicine Nurses & Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • define the concepts critical illness and critical care
  • describe the approach of EECC
  • outline the components of EECC
Accreditation

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Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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