The Malaysian component of this project has been joint-sponsored by The Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (APEM) via their 2014 Travel Bursary.
APEM is a charity affiliated to the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, promoting excellence, training & research into Paediatric Emergency Medicine. It has an important role in setting training requirements and competencies.
Why is APEM’s role so important?
- Numerically children are 25-30% (3-4 million a year) of all UK Emergency Department attendances
- Disease progression can be catastrophically rapid; its management may be appreciably different from related adult conditions
- Non-accidental injury may present subtley, and its proper management mandates specialist involvement
- Children’s needs and that of their families may be different – large issues may lie behind an apparently trivial attendance
What is most important is for the child to see the most appropriate practitioner in the most appropriate facilities.
“You need training to know what you don’t know”
Further information about APEM can be found here: