Jul 12, 2017
Exploring nature by venturing into remote areas can be exhilarating. But it also has its risks. Whether while rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or rafting, accidents can happen and sometimes a first aid kit isn’t enough. Increasingly, medical students are interested in using their medical skills outside the traditional hospitals and clinics to take care of people who become ill or injured in the wilderness.
Jul 11, 2017
Mayans speaking their indigenous languages and wearing their colorful traditional dress, Zapatistas intermittently blocking roads and occupying the zocalo (central city square), abandoned 8th century cities and pyramids, awesome mist-covered mountains, great food, and a cool climate (during Tucson’s heat extremes). That does not sound much like my typical developing world experience – but it was. As part of a five-person team, including two wound-care experts, I recently spent two weeks caring for severe wounds and burns, as well as other medical problems, under the auspices of Don Sergio Castro, in the indigent indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico.
Jul 6, 2017
The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine adds seven new faculty members.
Jun 22, 2017
UA Emergency Medicine resident Georgia Perrian, MD, PGY-2, received a $1,000 seed grant from the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians for her research, “Studying the Effects of Dexamethasone in Dental Pain.” Collaborating PIs are Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, and Noah Tolby, MD.
Jun 20, 2017
After 12 years of leadership as the program director of the University of Arizona Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, is handing over the residency director reins to Aaron Leetch, MD, the new program director-in-training, effective July 1.
Jun 15, 2017
Katherine Hiller, MD, MPH, and collaborators from Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, and East Carolina University were awarded an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)/Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Research Grant for the study, “A Multi-institutional Online Database for Implementation and Validation of the NCAT-EM: A Consensus-derived Tool for Clinical Assessment of Medical Students in Emergency Medicine.”
Jun 15, 2017
Southern Arizona emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were honored Tuesday, May 23, at the 2017 EMS Week Award Celebration, hosted by Banner – University Medical Center and the UA Department of Emergency Medicine.
Jun 9, 2017
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Banner-University Medical Center's Emergency Department staff will use a new tool to screen teenagers for suicide risk, starting in July.
Jun 8, 2017
UA EM South Campus residents learn from Arizona National Guard and Tucson International Airport Fire Department.