• UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.
  • New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

    One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

  • Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

    UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.

UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

Thank you for visiting our site! I don’t remember a more exciting time to be working in Emergency Medicine or to be here at Banner - University Medical Center. A lot of progressive changes in leadership and facilities can produce a sense that one is within a whirlwind. In the next six months, we will move into a new hospital bed tower and new health sciences education/innovation building! Also new are some key leaders, namely Senior Vice President for UA Health Sciences, Dr. Michael Dake and Interim Executive Dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Irving Kron.  We also have a new CEO of Banner - University Medicine in Tucson, Dr. Chad Whelan. These leaders are committed to furthering a strong collaborative relationship between the health system and the University…and we all know where the front door is:  THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT!

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

EM In The News

Where in the World Is Ken?

As I write this, I have just returned to my abode from my Saturday stint at our A&E (Accident and Emergency) Department at the Georgetown, Guyana Public Hospital. 


Ambulance etiquette: How pulling over can save lives

Following the law during summer driving season helps patients and first responders.


UA to Announce Results of EPIC Project for Treating TBI

News conference to announce the results of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care project, followed by a live demonstration conducted by the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department and Mesa Fire and Medical Department, to include extrication of a simulated patient from a major vehicle crash.


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DEM E-News Fall/Winter 2019

Fall/Winter 2019
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