Rescue services, also in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), are facing a multitude of challenges such as constantly growing numbers of rescues (for example due to increasing expectations or helplessness of the population in choosing the right care structure), demographic changes, centralisation in the overall health system often accompanied by sector-specific approaches, shortage of specialists, etc. In conclusion, at least the following problems of today's emergency services and emergency medical care can be identified:

  • Prolonged response times
  • Increasing numbers of emergency missions, i.a. due to minor or non-emergencies
  • Lack of qualified emergency doctors and rescue service personnel
  • Lack of interface between supply service providers (e.g. health insurance service and emergency service)
  • Limited use of current support possibilities in the control centre
  • Lack of systematic quality control
  • Great regional variations in the quality of care

Interested in a scientific collaboration?

Since 2021, the ARS is part of a scientific network named up2Europe, in order to connect with potential partners for future scientific projects.

Are you interested in a doctoral thesis or (scientific) work as part of a student job?

We always have interesting topics for medical students with an interest in emergency and rescue medicine or engineers and scientists with an interest in medicine for a doctorate as Dr. med. or Dr. rer. medic..

You are welcome to contact us with your own topic suggestions for doctoral, master's or bachelor's theses via arsukaachende.

In addition, we are looking for students interested in emergency medicine to support us in our scientific work and project management. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to arsukaachende.