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Princess Muna attends int’l medical emergencies conference

By JT - Apr 18,2018 - Last updated at Apr 18,2018

HRH Princess Muna takes part in Jordan's first International Medical Emergencies Conference in Amman on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of IMEC’s Facebook page)

AMMAN — Jordan's first International Medical Emergencies Conference kicked off on Wednesday under the theme "From the Scene to the Hospital: Your Life is Our Mission", the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Held under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna, patron for nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and president of the Jordan Nursing Council, the three-day event is organised by Jordan Paramedic Society.

During the opening ceremony, attended by Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyyab, the Chairman of Consultative Committees Rami Farraj said that the conference seeks to shed light on the increased rates of accidents, armed conflicts, natural disasters, violence, and epidemics both regionally and globally, which all require administrating urgent medical care on the spot. 

"The world is currently witnessing a huge development in emergency medicine, which has become a fundamental part of any effective health organisation," said Farraj, noting that "Jordan has made a noticeable progress in this field, yet more efforts should be exerted to enhance educational training and to find new policies and strategies". 

Farraj stressed that the present conference represents the joint national efforts aimed at setting new criteria for patients' medical care, adding that the conference will update participants with the latest theoretical and practical skills of emergency medicine.

For Yanal Ajlouni, president of Jordan Paramedic Society, the importance of the conference lies in the participation of a number of experts and professionals from various international organisations and institutions specialised in first aid, medical emergencies and medical evacuation.

The three-day conference will include the presentation of research papers covering various issues including wars and disasters medicine, recent technologies in emergency medicine, pre-hospital care, flight ambulance, safety and occupational health, medications and toxins, infectious diseases in emergency, training and simulation, as well as other related topics, according to Petra. 

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