Through the cooperation between Near East University Hospital and TR Emergency Medicine Specialists` Association, the 3rd 153 Emergency Service Symposium was held at Hall 4 of NEU Grand Library, to which numerous specialists from Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus attended, and the symposium was themed as “Innovations in Emergency”.

The 3rd Emergency Service Symposium comprised issues related to Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. It was stated that the symposium was held as two sessions, information and application and that the interest shown to the symposium was rather high.

It was revealed that the symposium was a product of the cooperation between Near East University Hospital and TR Emergency Medicine Specialists` Association and it was titled as “Are you ready for the innovations in Emergency Service?”

The Chairs of the Symposium were Prof. Dr. Başar Cander, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gül from TR Emergency Medicine Specialists` Association and Assist. Prof. Dr Emel Erkuş Sirkeci from Head of Department of Emergency Medicine of Near East University Hospital and the symposium was focused on innovative and updated technological developments, changing treatment protocols in emergency, innovations in resuscitation and non-invasive suturing methods. The symposium, which consisted of two panels, Specialist Doctor İpek Gülin Ağar shared information on changing treatment protocols in emergency; Specialist Doctor Koray Kadam shared innovations in resuscitation; and Specialist Doctor Elif Burcu Garda gave information about non-invasive suturation methods. In the second session of the symposium, Prof. Dr. Başar Cander provided details regarding basic life support, whereas Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gül shared theoretical and practical information on advance cardiac life support.

Chief Physician Specialist Dr. Sevim Erkmen: “Successful emergency service is only possible with Emergency Medical Training and Permanent staff who work 24/7”
Making a speech, Chief Physician of Near East University, Specialist Doctor Sevim Erkmen emphasised the significance of emergency service. She added that in order to offer successful emergency services, there was a need for emergency services in accordance with today’s emergency medicine, able to work 24/7 and also through trained and permanent medical staff.

Furthermore, Specialist Doctor Sevim Erkmen stressed that starting from the to evaluate the admission of patients admitted to the emergency department, to performing the patient’s entry procedures, examination, examination, treatment, triage, observation, determination of the need for consultant physician, and identification of the processes such as hospitalization and referral and identification of those responsible, identification of problems that may endanger life that a complete implementation of the ongoing procedure at the right time and with the correct procedure until the timely treatment all had significant role in the success of emergency services offered.

Near East University Hospital Emergency Service is offering its services via its Strong Team…
In addition to the above, Specialist Dr. Sevim Erkmen stated that the Near East University Hospital Emergency Service is continuing to save lives through offering quality in the emergency services offered by its highly competent medical staff. In fact, she pointed out that the slightest mistake the emergency service provided was done with the awareness that the tiniest mistake did not have a compensation.

She also expressed that it was very important that the emergency interventions are performed in best conditions. Moreover, she stated that emergency departments are the closest to death and life matters. Also, she said that emergency services were places where speed is important, and error is not accepted. Therefore, she said that the most important part of the danger is the most intense. Such that emergency services were like the mirrors of hospitals and the health system offered. The quality of the services provided there was directly proportional to the development indicators of the institution. She said that for this reason, emergency medicine physicians should have advanced interventional treatment skills; such as surgical interventions, trauma resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support and advanced air management and the knowledge and skills of a wide range of specialization areas.

TRNC 112 Coordination Chair Dr. Naciye Nami provided details regarding the 112 Emergency Health Services…
Also making a speech, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) 112 Coordination Chair Naciye Nami informed everyone regarding the development of 112 Emergency Health Services in the TRNC and gave information about education and training offered in emergency health services. Moreover, she also gave details regarding the difficulties encountered during the process of the development achieved in the 112 Emergency Health Services.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Emel Erkuş Sirkeci: “Near East University Hospital is the follower, supporter and shareholder of all the innovations made in the field of medicine!”
In addition to the Chief Physician of Near East University Hospital Specialist Dr. Sevim Erkmen and TRNC 112 Coordination Chair Dr. Naciye Nami, Head of Department of Emergency Medicine of Near East University Hospital Assist. Prof. Dr. Emel Erkuş Sirkeci made a speech and expressed that they were quite happy to host the symposium. She added that the symposium and all efforts were due to the Near East University`s mission to be the follower, supporter and shareholder of all the innovations made and to be made in the field of medicine.