European EMS Championship 2017
Let the games begin
During the EMS2017 you will we be able to challenge yourself and your team of EMS colleagues in the competition: European EMS Championship.
European EMS Championship is a fun, challenging and educational experience for emergency medical personnel. The competition is all about team work, skills, experience and the ability to find a solution, when challenged. The competition will be scenario-based events. The championship will test your team’s ability to manage patients in various circumstances with common critical medical conditions and trauma.
Teams will compete in two rounds. The first round will identify the finalist teams that shall compete in the final round. The final round will take place 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:
Frequently asked questions
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 as a minimum, the team leader must be able to communicate in English, the team members must understand English.
Registration for the EMS2017 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 May 23. The competition will take place indoors.
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.
EMS2017 will provide additional equipment including monitor/defibrillator for all teams to use throughout the competition.
What will the scenarios be like?
During the preliminary round there will be two simulated scenarios – one will be a CPR scenario and the other will be a medical condition/trauma scenario. Each scenario will be assessed by judges who will present the clinical setting and assess the performance and the teamwork.
What are the rules for the competition?
You can download the rules for the competition here: European EMS Championship Rules
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 EMS2018.