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.


Rapid Care Guidelines for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Improve Survival

An evaluation of emergency medicine guidelines showed proper care on the scene of a brain injury is critical to survival and ongoing brain health.


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.


COVID-19 Patients with Respiratory Failure to Be Given NuvOx Pharma's Oxygen Therapeutic in Phase IIa Clinical Trial

Jarrod Mosier, MD, associate professor, UArizona Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and associate program director of the Critical Care Fellowship at Banner University Medical Center - Tucson, is a principal investigator of the U.S. sites in a Phase IIa clinical trial of NanO2 in COVID-19 subjects with acute hypoxic respiratory failure (AHRF).  


Dr. Jarrod Mosier Among UArizona Researchers to Tackle COVID-19

Jarrod Mosier, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine in the College of Medicine – Tucson, is among 13 teams of UArizona researchers to jump-start projects to fight COVID-19, thanks to seed funding through the BIO5 institute.


Ambulance etiquette: How pulling over can save lives

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


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.


Emergency Medicine Receives Funds from Banner Foundation

Two of Emergency Medicine initiatives and outreach programs were awarded funding from the the Banner Health Foundation's Higher and Best Use Awards program.

 


First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.


Partnering with Public Health and Police to Treat Opioid Overdoses

The UA Emergency Medicine physicians are training first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and properly administer the drug naloxone to save lives.


UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.


UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39-Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.


UA Medical Students Create CPR Training Videos in Spanish

A group of medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, working with the UA Department of Emergency Medicine and UA Sarver Heart Center, began identifying interventions that could increase the use of chest-compression-only CPR among Hispanics in Arizona.


Emergency Medicine Resident Research Forum Winners

The 2018 Maria Mandell Award Winners for the Best Research Presentation at the Department Research Forum are residents Whitney Robertson, MD, Georgia Baumann, MD, Ashley Guinn, MD, and Kurt Curtis, MD.


Emergency Medicine Resident Research Forum

UA Emergency Medicine residents will present their research projects at the UA Department of Emergency Medicine Resident Research Forum Tuesday, April 17. 


AHLS Courses Offered During Preparedness Week, April 16–19, 2018

AHLS is hosting Preparedness Week April 16-19. 


Laerdal Medical Donates Lifesaving Training Simulators to AEMRC's CPR University

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center's (AEMRC) CPR University at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix received a $50,000 donation of state-of-the-art mannequins from Laerdal Medical.


South Korean Disaster Medicine Expert to Speak on Nuclear Preparedness

Soon-Joo Wang, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and South Korean expert advisor on disaster management and emergency medical systems, is coming to the UA Feb. 5 to share insights on medical preparedness training for nuclear, chemical, and biological disasters. 


Study on Use of Ultrasound to Prevent Secondary Injuries Associated with TBI

Richard Amini, MD, associate professor and emergency ultrasound director at Banner-UMC South, will study if low intensity, low frequency ultrasound is effective in preventing secondary injuries associate with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
 
 


Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Part of New NIH Emergency Medicine Research Effort

The Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) will advance critical emergency medicine research to improve outcomes for patients with neurologic, heart, lung, blood and trauma emergencies.


EM Resident Perrian Presented with AzCEP Seed Grant

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.


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