COncORDE at the PSCE Conference in Brussels

Created on Thursday, 02 June 2016

COncORDE took part in the last PSCE Conference, held on 18th and 19th May in Brussels. COncORDE was represented by project coordinator Toni Staykova (Cambridge University Hospitals), who provided an introduction to the project. The COncORDE project focuses on medical emergencies and aims to improve coordination amongst the involved actors. It has designed a real-time crisis management tool in cooperation with end users to ensure a high acceptability of the system in operational environments. The COncORDE solution is comprehensive and focuses on five conceptual spaces – the PSAPs, EMS en route, field work, transport, and first receiver, each of which has a separate set of functions and tasks that are related to it.

Currently, there is fragmentation, in particular differences in medical protocols, professional training curricula, and country/region specific approaches to first response. It is unlikely that these differences will be resolved soon. COncORDE seeks to build upon the existing commonalities to create tools to visualise and document emergency response at single agency level.

The technical characteristics of the COncORDE solution were presented to Conference participants by Alkiviadis Giannakoulias (European Dynamics).

PSCE is a partner in COncORDE and hosts biannual Conferences, gathering crisis managers and first responders from across Europe. The next PSCE Conference will take place on 23rd and 24th November 2016 in Athens, Greece. For more information, visit the PSCE website www.psc-europe.eu.