Convention’s Emergency Medical Challenge (EMC) is an exciting competition between teams of medical students from each university working through critical care scenarios.

The heats this year will occur during Sports Day (Thursday 5th July) at Curtin Stadium, Bentley.

The Finale will occur on the final Academic day (Saturday 7th July) at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth.

Logistics

BUSSES LEAVE FROM PERTH CONVENTION CENTRE 8:00am
ARRIVAL 8:30am
REGISTRATION 8:30-9am
EMC 9am-1:30pm

Rules

7 STATIONS: STATION TIME 20 minutes
READING TIME 2 minutes
SCENARIO 13 minutes
FEEDBACK 3 minutes
CHANGEOVER 2 minutes

Each team consists of 6 competitors (minimum 2 pre-clinical students). Reserves are permitted but once a team has started on the day, no further substitutions can be made.

Teams must be easily identifiable but there are no strict uniform requirements. A team captain should be chosen. 

Example

Description:
Two teenagers, 1 boy and 1 girl, have been brought into the ED by a concerned parent. The boy seems aggressive and is yelling profanities, whilst holding a blood-soaked towel on his scalp. He seems sweating and is breathing heavily with a familiar boozy-smell of alcohol. He vomits a few times after arriving. The girl claims to be his girlfriend. She is giggling uncontrollably and sways restlessly in her chair. She won’t stop talking.

What do you do next?