AFEM’s resources are Africa-specific for clinical, nursing, and pre-hospital emergency care. Our materials are almost entirely open source and provide guidance for leadership development, education and training, advocacy, and policy. Many of our resources have been written and reviewed by global leaders in emergency care.

  • AFEM’s Statement on COVID-19 [PDF]
  • AFEM Statement regarding the COVID-19 Severity Scoring Tool 4 June 2020 [PDF], Updated statement  5 June 2020 [PDF], Version Française [PDF]
  • Palliative Care Guidelines for Families [PDF]
  • COVID19 Palliative Care Guideline for Frontline Providers [PDF]
  • Ethical considerations for emergency care during COVID-19 in Africa [PDF]
  • Emergency Care of COVID-19 in Adults in Low Resource Settings [PDF]

To support front-line providers in the delivery of care  during this pandemic we have created a tutorial based series on the approach to caring for patients with COVID19 and major clinical interventions.

  • Screening and Cohorting Part 1 [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Screening and Cohorting Part 2 [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Triage [PPT] [PDF]
  • Mild and Moderate disease treatment [PPT] [PDF]
  • Severe and Critical disease treatment [PPT] [PDF]
  • Interventions–Oxygen therapy [PPT] [PDF]
  • Interventions– Awake repositioning [PPT] [PDF]

The critical appraisal tutorial series provides a basic literacy on understanding the rapidly growing body literature surrounding COVID19.


The purpose of this regular review, is to present COVID-19 related questions in Emergency Medicine. This is a collaborative effort between EMCT and AFEM.

  • RR1: Disease course and expectation, Suctioning, Awake Proning [PDF]
  • RR2: Does BCG vaccination offer protection against COVID-19? [PDF]
  • RR3: Evidence for N95 extended use, re-use and decontamination [PDF]
  • RR4: Nebulisation, Physiotherapy, Breathing Exercise [PDF]
  • RR5: Flattening the Curve [PDF]
  • RR6: Diagnostics [PDF]
  • RR7: COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy (CAC), VTE and D-dimer, JACC Consensus Recommendations [PDF]
  • RR8: Palliative Care [PDF]
  • RR9: COVID19 in Paediatrics [PDF]
  • RR10: Respiratory Support- improving mortality outcomes [PDF]
  • RR11: Non-Respiratory manifestations of COVID19 Part I [PDF]
  • RR12: Non-Respiratory manifestations of COVID19 Part II [PDF]

In collaboration with colleagues at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine we present rapid-fire evidence reviews where we conduct  literature reviews on key topics related to COVID-19 . Presentations are accompanied by written summaries.


Join AfJEM Editor-In-Chief, Stevan Bruijns, as he catches up with African researchers regarding their work and the questions they’re seeking to answer regarding COVID19.

Listen to the full AFEM podcast library here


Week 1: Introducing the Webinar Series [April 23rd]

  • AFEM & WHO Clinical Resources: Prof Lee Wallis, Dr.Pryanka Relan [PPT]
  • COVID-19 Current African Data and Future Modeling: Dr. Annet Alenyo [PPT]
Week 2: Appropriate use of PPE [April 30th]
Week 3: Screening & Triage [May 14th]
Week 4: Facility Set Up- separation, flow [May 21st]
Week 5: EMS & COVID19 [May 28th]
Week 6: Clinical Case Management [June 4th]
Week 7: Field hospital/ SARI treatment centre setup   [June 11th]
Week 8: Clinical Management Rapid Reviews [June 25th]
Week 9: Palliative Care  [July 2nd]
Week 10: COVID19 Diagnostics [July 9th]
Week 11: Communication, Technology & COVID [July 16th]
Week 12: Paediatric Considerations [July 23rd]
Week 13: Exploring the psychosocial impact of COVID19 for emergency staff  [July 30th]
  • Professor Petra Brysiewicz [PPT]
Week 14: Rapid Review of the extra pulmonary presentations of COVID19 [August 6th]
Week 15: Emergency nursing and COVID19: Insights from Kenya [August 13th]
Week 16: Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace [September 10th]
Week 17: Hospital planning: patient care process [September 24th]
  • Dr. Charmaine Cunningham [PPT



Global Emergency Nurse Mentorship- Africa (GENMA) Resources
AFEM Nursing Group Webinars 
  • Webinar 1: Trauma in Nursing – Emmanuel Acheampong, AFEM Nurse Lead [PDF] [Webinar recording]
  • Webinar 2: Why engaging families in care is important in the ED – Professor Petra Brysiewicz [Webinar recording]  
  • Webinar 3: Fluid resuscitation – Mahlomola Kutoane [PDF] [Webinar recording]  
  • Webinar 4: Burns in nursing – Rudo Nyamakura  [PDF] [Webinar recording]
  • Webinar 5: Why do we need emergency nurses and what do they do? – Professor Petra Brysiewicz [Webinar recording]  
  • Webinar 6: Basic ECG – Santel De Lange [Webinar recording]  
  • Webinar 7: Basic life support – Daniel Nang-Tege Ekuman [Webinar recording]
  • Webinar 8: How to deal with research-phobia and to get going with research – Professor Petra Brysiewicz [Webinar recording]
  • Webinar 9: Managing stress and burnout as an individual and a team – Tracy Bernhardt [Webinar recording]
  • Webinar 10: Overcoming challenges to enable advance emergency nursing – Rene Ackermann [Webinar recording]
  • EM-Day Special Webinar: Your Safety Our Priority: Nurses & Safety Culture in the ED Professor Petra Brysiewicz [Webinar recording]



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