Chain of Survival: Tucson Fire Department

The 'Chain of Survival' takes you through each key stage of saving a person's life. It begins with the first symptoms of a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, continues with quick response and advanced life support from paramedics, and ends with the successful treatment of a patient.

University Campus 2016-2017 Newly Elected Chief Residents

Congratulations newly elected Chief Residents for 2016-2017

Chad Viscusi, MD
Multi-center Study Shows No Significant Benefit to Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children who Suffered Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Diamond Children’s Medical Center at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson was one of 38 children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada to participate in a large-scale study that has shown no significant difference in outcomes for children who received therapeutic hypothermia and children who maintained a normal body temperature after suffering cardiac arrest.

2014 Annual Report Cover
Announcing the 2014 Annual Report

The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to share our annual report highlighting some of our exciting clinical care, research and education endeavors from 2014.

You may download a PDF copy of the report or view a “flip book” online.

Please contact Jo Marie Barkley ( for additional printed copies.

Downtown Seattle
Join Us Live From ACEP in Seattle!

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine will be live blogging and posting pictures of the ACEP conference taking place in Seattle from October 14-17. The DEM is also hosting an Alumni Social on Monday, Oct. 14 from 7–10 p.m. in the  Musicquarium Lounge at The Triple Door (216 Union Street, Seattle, WA).

EM Best Doctors in America for 2013

More than 100 University of Arizona Health Network physicians have been named among the 2013 Best Doctors in America...

Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) Project

It is estimated that 1,000 people die every week from Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States. If you suffer a severe brain injury in Arizona, you will likely receive the best EMS treatment available in the country, thanks to the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) project.