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Partnering with Public Health and Police to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Jan 10, 2019

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

Jan 8, 2019

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.


DEM Faculty Recognized for Excellence by UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Nov 14, 2018

Aaron Leetch, MD, was awarded the College of Medicine – Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, and Elaine Situ-LaCasse, MD, received the distinguished AMES Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching Award. 


AHLS December Courses Provide Expertise in Emergency Medical Response

Nov 13, 2018

AHLS is hosting a series of courses in December to train emergency healthcare professionals to effectively treat people exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism, and other hazardous materials.


10th Annual Heroes Day Honors Local First Responders

Nov 13, 2018

Among this year’s special honorees was 7-year-old Anthony Castrillo at the 2018 Heroes Day award ceremony Nov. 8.


Where in the World is Ken?

Oct 22, 2018

Your peripatetic faculty member spent July teaching and working at the Emergency Medicine residency in Guyana in South America. 


EM Month of Service 2018

Oct 19, 2018

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents partnered with the Department of Pediatrics to once again support the Primavera Foundation.


Expanding Emergency Medicine Residents’ Experience in Rural Areas

Oct 18, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Banner – University Medical Center South adds another rural training site at Banner Payson Medical Center in Payson, Ariz.


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

Sep 19, 2018

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

Sep 12, 2018

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.


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