• First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

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

First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

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

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.

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?

Sometimes I travel to see the world; sometimes the world comes to me. Of late, I regularly have been providing some of the medical care at the largest refugee reception center in Tucson. These “centers” are for families, usually with young children, released by ICE. We feed them, screen them for maladies that might affect them during their subsequent travel, house them for one to three nights, provide them with additional clothes they may need, and arrange for their bus or air travel to their sponsor — usually family — elsewhere in the U.S.


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.

 


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.


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DEM E-News Summer 2018