• The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) is a collaborative statewide Center of Excellence dedicated to improving the health care outcomes of patients with acute illness and injuries, in both prehospital settings and within the hospital.

AEMRC

Director's Message

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) is a collaborative statewide Center of Excellence dedicated to improving the health-care outcomes of patients with acute illness and injuries, in both pre-hospital settings and within the hospital.

The center’s research focus extends from the pre-hospital environment, including 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) care, through the emergency department and critical care settings.

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

AEMRC News

Dr. Srikar Adhikari Receives EMF Grant to Study Artificial Intelligence for Prognosis of Ultrasound of the Lung in COVID

Srikar Adhikari, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship, received an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and FUJIFILM Sonosite’s grant, which included a new Sonosite PX point-of-care ultrasound system, to support his research, "Artificial Intelligence for Prognosis of Ultrasound of the Lung in COVID (AI PULL),” examining the role of point-of-care ultrasound in the clinical care of COVID-19 patients.


Implementing Pediatric Prehospital Care Guidelines Dramatically Improves Survival in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Emergency medicine guidelines to ensure continued flow of blood and oxygen to the brain are emphasized in study that undescores the first 26 minutes of care on the scene of an accident or fall are critical to survival and ongoing brain health.


Lung Ultrasound Training to Help Rural Emergency Medicine Providers Diagnose COVID-19 Patients

The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.


Selected Recent Publications

Dalen JE, Stein PD, Plitt JL, Jaswal N, Alpert JS. "Extended Thromboprophylaxis for Medical Patients." Am J Med. 2020;133(1):9-11.
Hughes KE, Hughes PG, Cahir T, et al. "Advanced closed-loop communication training: the blindfolded resuscitation." BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2020;6(4):235-238.
Rinner GR, Watkins SA, Shirazi FMazda, et al. "Fatal abrin poisoning by injection." Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020:1-3.
Smith G, Beger S, Vadeboncoeur T, et al. "Trends in overdose-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Arizona." Resuscitation. 2019;134:122-126.
Leetch AN, Glasser JA, Woolridge DP. "A Roadmap for the Student Pursuing a Career in Pediatric Emergency Medicine." West J Emerg Med. 2019;21(1):12-17.