Where in the World Is Ken?

Jun 11, 2019

As I write this, I have just returned to my abode from my Saturday stint at our A&E (Accident and Emergency) Department at the Georgetown, Guyana Public Hospital. 

Ambulance etiquette: How pulling over can save lives

May 28, 2019

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

May 14, 2019

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.

UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

May 8, 2019

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.

UA to Announce Results of EPIC Project for Treating TBI

May 6, 2019

News conference to announce the results of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care project, followed by a live demonstration conducted by the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department and Mesa Fire and Medical Department, to include extrication of a simulated patient from a major vehicle crash.

Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

Apr 17, 2019

UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.

Bill could create more spots for med students in Arizona

Apr 6, 2019

UA Emergency Medicine resident Martin Cisneroz, MD, is interviewed by KOLD-TV on the physician shortage in Arizona.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Preps for Future Disaster with Federal Training Workshop

Feb 27, 2019

Leadership from federal and community health agencies will convene at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson for a disaster research training workshop. The workshop will help participants better prepare for a mass disaster that affects the health of the community at large.

Where in the World Is Ken?

Feb 13, 2019

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

Feb 5, 2019

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