14th Dutch North Sea Emergency Medicine Conference 2022

Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee
June 1-3, 2022

Wednesday October 13th, 2021

Antibiotics in the Emergency Department

Frequently the Emergency Department is a gateway to clinical care. Many patients with infectious diseases will be present here, where timely administration of appropriate antibiotics can be lifesaving. However, unnecessary use or inappropriate antibiotics can lead to patient and community harms, including the harms associated with adverse events, treatment failure and antimicrobial resistance. This course will provide the doctor in the emergency department with knowledge and tools to not only choose the right antibiotics under time pressure, but also to understand why this antibiotic is preferred above others.

“When should I cover atypical microorganisms? When should I add an aminoglycoside in urosepsis? Does this patient have a higher chance of having a sepsis with a HRMO and how should I treat it?” These are just a few of the questions that are addressed during the course.

We will discuss the mechanisms of action, indications, dosages and side effects of most antibiotics classes. Further we will learn about the most common pathogens and how they are cultured or detected to come to the right diagnosis.

Time 13:00 – 17:00 h
Faculty Evelien de Jong, Jan Sinnige, Marieke Opdam
Costs € 150,-

Emergency Department Design and Planning

In 2012 the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) terminology project defined an emergency department (ED) as: The area of a medical facility devoted to the provision of an organized system of emergency medical care that is staffed by Emergency Medicine Specialist Physicians and/or Emergency Physicians (EPs) and has the basis resources to resuscitate, diagnose and treat patients with medical emergencies. The ED is an unique location at which patients are guaranteed access to emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is able to deal with all types of medical emergencies (illness, injury and mental health) in all age groups.

EDs which are available and accessible 24/7 play a leading role in the delivery of hospital based acute care, including emergency care, to the population. Available resources and layout largely determine the abilities of such an acute medical service. Internationally design guidelines and standards from government agencies and EM professional organizations based on expert groups are available. No such standard or guideline exists for EDs in the Netherlands. We need to catch up here. During this mainly interactive precourse, the various aspects of ED design and planning from idea to realization are highlighted and discussed.

The faculty will be supported by internationally renowned specialists in the field of ED design and planning.

Time 8:30 – 17:00 h
Faculty Menno Gaakeer, Erik Wackers, Danielle Bussmann-Willemse, Michiel Tebbes en Harry Achterberg
Costs € 150

POCUS Workshops and Dutch SONOGAMES 2021!

The ultrasound section invites you to a day full of POCUS lectures and workshops, led by international faculty. The morning program will prepare you for the afternoon battle, the second version of SONOGAMES on DutchEM! We will battle in little groups during these SONOGAMES, an ultrasound competition where you learn while competing with other participants. It is possible to pair together with a colleague to take the first prize home to your hospital!

To prepare you for this educational competition in the afternoon, the morning will focus on the latest insights in (advanced) cardiac, lung and abdominal ultrasound with an emphasis on the clinical implementation of POCUS in the patient with dyspnea, shock and cardiac arrest. We can adjust the groups by level of experience to be able to provide basic to advanced teaching. In the afternoon you will be teamed up with other precourse participants to get ready to battle in the SONOGAMES.

Some experience in ultrasound and familiarity with RUSH, BLU and FEEL protocols is recommended for this precourse. Sign up now to be part of this innovative precourse with global leaders in POCUS!

Link to sonogames example:

Time 9:00 – 17:00 h
Faculty Diane Peijs, Steef van den Broek, Paul van Overbeeke, Nasim Azizi, Yvonne van de Pas, Michael Trauer, Joram Stollmann
Costs € 200,-

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

This first Pediatric Emergency Medicine Precourse is an interactive 1-day pre course brought to you by experienced Emergency Physicians and Pediatricians. This course starts where APLS stops. Different important subjects will be covered in short workshops in which the focus will be on the emergency care approach and a more in depth view of the (recent) literature behind the protocols.

Time 9:00 – 16:30 h
Course director Lidwien van Helmond, SEH-arts KNMG (Fellow)
  • Femke Geijsel, SEH-arts
  • Sean Scott, SEH-arts
  • Dorine Geurts, kinderarts
  • Moniek op de Coul, kinderarts 
  • Femke Groenveld, SEH-arts
  • Marjolein Mattheij, kinderarts 
  • Eva van Zanten, kinderarts-fellow kinder IC
Costs € 200,-

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Dutch North Sea Emergency Medicine Conference


Hotel Zuiderduin

Zeeweg 52 
1931 CJ Egmond aan Zee 
+31 72 - 750 2000


Interactie Opleidingen

Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede
+31 318 - 693 501

We look forward to welcoming you!