The first NO-FEAR Demonstration took place in Rome from November 21 to November 22.
This event focused on two specific gaps: (1) EMS-hospital handover of the patient and hospital preparedness in case of uncertain event and (2) Innovative solutions and cutting edge technologies which are presented by the suppliers and tested by the practitioners. followed by a demonstration event.
And on November 23rd, a joint event with the STAIR4SECURITY project will take place, focusing on standardisation.
The NO-FEAR demonstration kicked-off with an introduction to the project from Project Co-ordinator Francesco Della Corte, CRIMEDIM. Participants then had the opportunity to learn about and interact with different tools available to the Emergency Medical Services including ventilation tools, tools to monitor cardio-pulmonary signs, and tourniquets. In the hands-on tool demonstration session, workshop participants engaged with the tools first-hand, seeing how they work and trialling them.
In the evening, NO-FEAR continued its tool presentation session and followed with a live simulation that saw 9 mock victims, 1 mannequin, 2 ambulances and crew and over 20 hospital staff and press construct a fictional scenario of a radioactive accident. The simulation demonstrated tools in situ, re-enacting as close as possible the emergency medical response to an uncertain event.
The second day of the NO-FEAR demonstration began with a presentation and open discussion on hospital preparedness, featuring expert testimony from invited speakers. This day also saw presentations from related EU projects, PROACTIVE, INCLUDING, ENCIRCLE and MELODY, outlining the importance of collaborating, sharing information and knowledge.
Alongside the NO-FEAR demonstration event, three NO-FEAR partners gave presentations during the Trauma Oggi Conference:
(1) - Eric Le Carpentier spoke on Damage Control Surgery during the Paris terror attacks,
(2) - Francesco Della Corte presented on the Modified Utstein Template for Hospital Disaster Response Reporting, and
(3) - Tomer Kaplan presented on patient handover between the Emergency Medical Services.
The value that the NO-FEAR demonstration played in identifying gaps and hospital preparedness has been highlighted by Professor Daniele Gui UCSC who was part of the organising team:
“It is was great to see so many experts from Europe and associated countries here at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore discussing gaps and innovative tools as well as best practices from their experience. The results of these discussions will represent one of the focal points of the WP3 activities for the next 6 months relative to Patient Handover and Hospital Preparedness in case of Uncertain Event.”