Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden
We have recently launched a collaborative project with Helsinborg Hospital in Region Skåne, Sweden. The goal of this project is to further advance the Emergency Care Delivery System in the Helsingborg area and position the hospital as a Center of Excellence for Emergency Care within Region Skåne. Phase 1 of this project includes the execution of a needs assessment in Sweden conducted by our faculty team.
Tuscan Emergency Medical Services Initiative (TEMSI)
HMFP was hired by the University of Florence and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to develop an intensive training program for Tuscan ambulance workers to improve their skill levels so that they are closer in line with those of a US paramedic. This two-year project includes curriculum development and management and leadership training in Boston for the Italian project leaders, as well as on-site training and course quality control on-site in Italy.
Meyer Pediatric Trauma Center
HMFP was hired by the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create a pediatric trauma center (PTC) at the Meyer Pediatric Hospital in Florence, Italy. On June 15, 2009, after a 3-year planning and training period, the PTC officially opened to become the first pediatric trauma center in Italy. The goals of the PTC are to improve clinical treatment of pediatric patients and to function as an efficient hub of pediatric trauma care for the region of Tuscany. HMFP continues to collaborate with Meyer during its first years of operation to ensure that quality is maintained and training initiatives continued.
The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI)
The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI) is a collaborative effort between HMFP and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create standardized training in emergency medicine for the region of Tuscany. Since 2007, the program has trained more than 625 Tuscan emergency physicians. The training resulted in a transition to a single-provider model of emergency medicine in the region. HMFP also collaborated with the local university system to develop a Master's degree in Emergency Medicine and, subsequently, an emergency medicine residency program. This program has now been adopted at universities throughout Italy.
Icelandic Emergency Medicine Initiative (IEMI)
Since 2008, HMFP has been working with the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik on several projects: first, the development of a post-graduate, 24-month training program in Emergency Medicine which prepares Icelandic physicians for formal EM residency training programs outside of Iceland; second, the curricula development and implementation of training programs for the 12-month post-graduate EM nursing program; and, third, the establishment and oversight of various EM research projects for both physicians and nurses at Landpitali University Hospital.
Disaster management assessment of Panama's national government for use in future disaster planning and mitigation
Module developed for disaster management of terrorist events for the United Nations Disaster Management Training Program
Hazardous material mitigation and response program for the City of Boston Department of Health and Hospitals
Incident command system training in numerous cities in the United States Disaster training exercise planning and implementation in Istanbul, Turkey
In addition our staff has led educational and consulting projects in Honduras, Argentina, Khazakhstan, the Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.