Not Enough Time: Essential Compromise In South African Emergency Care
An exploration of the influence of time and resources on the clinical decisions made, the adaptations and innovations that are driven by this, and an insight into South African Emergency care.
Kat Evans is a Specialist Emergency Physician in South Africa at Mitchells Plain Hospital and faculty at the University of Cape Town. Born in Kenya, grew up in South Africa & prior to becoming a doctor had a background in prehospital care. She spends her time looking for solutions to the EM challenges in both adults and paediatrics, caused by a quadruple burden of disease, reflecting the evolving landscape of the city (substance abuse, obesity/metabolic, HIV/TB & trauma/tox). She also has a special interest in palliative medicine in the emergency care setting and is co-founder of Brave African Discussions in Emergency Medicine. She can be found on twitter at @kat__evans
Craig Wylie is an advanced life support paramedic, currently employed as the provider network manager for a South African Ambulance Service. After undergraduate training he completed his Master of Philosophy in Emergency Medicine and serves as honorary lecturer and research supervisor at the University of Cape Town. Craig has a passion for knowledge translation for resource limited settings, which led to him being a part of the founding crew of Brave African Discussions in Emergency Medicine (badEM). Craig can be found on twitter at @craigwylie