Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in any community and urge additional federal funding for cardiac resuscitation research in an editorial published online last Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“IOM Says Times to Act to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival … Here’s How”). "As a nation, we are falling far short in our efforts to improve survival for this exquisitely time-sensitive medical emergency," said Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow, professor of emergency medicine at the UA College of Medicine.
Kurt Denninghoff, MD, is a co-investigator on a $1.15 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to develop a brain scanning technique to reveal secrets of the mind.
Drs. Aaron Leetch and Bryan Wilson, UA emergency medicine, describe the initial assessment of children with severe asthma exacerbation and provide an outline and suggested hierarchy of medications and treatment strategies for stabilization, with intubation as a last resort in an article published in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports.
The award recognizes Dr. Meislin’s leadership and mentoring in the specialty of emergency medicine.
Every five years, the American Heart Association updates its CPR guidelines. Two UA faculty members contributed to the development of the recently released 2015 Guidelines for CPR & ECC.
Southern Arizona residents treated in the emergency department at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson may not be aware that for the past 35 years they have been helping the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prevent product-related injuries and deaths.
Dan Spaite, MD, named one of "25 Emergency Medicine & EMS Professors You Should Know" on the website Medical Technology Schools.
The collaborative project, “High Performance CPR University,” aims to train paramedics in state-of-the art cardiac resuscitation techniques.
Tomas Nuño, PhD, research assistant professor in the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine, received approval for his application to the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).
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.
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As one of only six Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) “nodes” nationwide, AEMRC – Tucson, the home for the newly-created Southwest Research Node Center (SW-RNC), will collaborate with multiple sites and scientists to complete research studies that improve emergency medical care for ill and injured children.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week published significant findings in two studies noting improved patient outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims, influenced by bystander CPR interventions and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
The Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will help dramatically improve survival rates from cardiac arrest across the globe, in India.
Tomas Nuño, PhD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine as research assistant professor.
Phoenix Business Journal reported that Two University of Arizona emergency medicine researchers, Drs. Ben Bobrow and Art Sanders, are co-authors of a national report released today to the U.S. Congress and other stakeholders to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. Read more.
The prestigious award recognizes Dr. Spaite’s outstanding contributions to emergency medicine research throughout his career.
ScholarQuest provides research training and experience to Department of Emergency Medicine residents. The 2015 UA Department of Emergency Medicine Research Forum was held April 29.
The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South will determine which of three drugs is safer and more effective at stopping a prolonged seizure.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix were among 49 trauma centers that participated in the NIH study ProTECT III (Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury, Experimental Clinical Treatment).
Driver revived after suffering heart attack at the wheel
Nogales International, Feb. 9, 2015
A Rio Rico man who suffered a heart attack while driving this weekend was rescued by local firefighters who had just finished a Minimally Interrupted Cardiac Resuscitation (MICR) course taught by our own Dan Spaite, MD, Base Hospital medical director. The rescue was featured in a Nogales International newspaper article.
The Base Hospital Programs at University and South Campuses provide annual training to EMS providers on pre-hospital procedures that increase patient survival. "This was such a rewarding moment, to have just completed the MICR lecture when the call came in," said Mary Ann Matter, RN, base hospital service line manager. "When the Rio Rico and Tubac crews returned to the training center, they were STOKED about the call and how great it was to have a ‘save.’" EMS providers from Rio Rico, Tubac, Nogales, Arivaca, Patagonia Lake State Park, Sonoita-Elgin, Helmet Peak and Pascua Pueblo attended the Saturday training, hosted by the Rio Rico Fire District. Read more.
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of resuscitation science and emergency medical care, has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as distinguished professor. He also will join Daniel Spaite, MD, as co-director of EMS research and associate director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center - Phoenix. Read more.
Cardiac arrest — when the heart completely stops beating — is a major public health problem. It occurs approximately 400,000 times annually in the United States and accounts for one out of five natural deaths. Bobrow, also medical director for the Arizona Department of Health Services' Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, answered some common questions about "hands-only" CPR. Read more.
Emergency preparedness courses presented by the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center
Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider & Instructor
February 23 - 25, 2015
Advanced Hazmat Life Support for Radiological Incidents & Terrorism
February 25, 2015
Advanced Disaster Preparedness & Response
February 26, 2015