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Emergency medical systems and critical care: what are the challenges?

Safety and security incidents, such as terroristic attacks, armed conflicts, and infectious diseases may have an international, if not a global impact. Therefore, the response and management of these scenarios involves the coordination of a number emergency services and medical practitioners across countries.

Differences in organisational set ups, tools, decision-making processes, infrastructure and approach can result in poor emergency medical care. For example, the fragmentation of actors responding to security related incidents, lack of communication between practitioners and suppliers and lack of standardisation can lead to extended response times, which, in an emergency scenario, may mean loss of lives.

Improving emergency medical systems and critical care

How can we improve Emergency Medical care across organisations both between, and within countries?

The NO-FEAR project will create a long-lasting pan-European network of practitioners, decision and policy makers, suppliers and academia to support emergency medical care by:

  • Fostering deeper understanding of unique challenges faced by each body, and pinpointing areas for future research
  • Developing a platform featuring a dynamic catalogue of highly relevant products, services, prototypes, projects and innovations
  • Hosting networking events every six months including workshops, demonstrations, and exercises
  • Issuing policy and regulatory recommendations for standardisation

Enhancing Impact: creating an emergency medical care network

Trilateral works on enhancing the project findings by creating a network including first responders, emergency medical services, international and national health networks (e.g., WHO), policy makers, suppliers and volunteer services.

Trilateral will amplify NO-FEAR’s results, encouraging uptake of the NO-FEAR platform as well as collaboration and cooperation between practitioners, academia and industry, in order to improve emergency medical services and create synergies with existing European, national and sub-national networks of practitioners.


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The NO-FEAR project - Network Of practitioners For Emergency medicAl systems and cRitical care - has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786670