Simulation Training Expands in Emergency Medicine

Jun 26, 2015

Vivienne Ng, MD, MPH, assistant professor and director of Emergency Medicine Simulation, continues to expand simulation education in the Department of Emergency Medicine, adding teaching labs using fresh cadavers and pig heads for residents to practice rare procedures before they perform these on patients. Dr. Ng joined the DEM faculty two years ago with specific goals to more formally and regularly integrate medical simulation into the resident and medical student curricula.

Dr. Katherine Hiller weighs in on KVOA about heat-related symptoms

Jun 26, 2015

Wednesday evening, Marnie Robles made sure her son, Sebastian, was ready for his practice with the Western Little League All Stars. “For the past few days, we've been asking the kids to hydrate before they come to practice,” she said. “Because we know it's going to be really hot. And we want to make sure nobody gets really sick on us.”

Dr. Katherine Hiller works in the emergency department at Banner University Medical Center. She said it is a slower time of year, but the hospital does get patients suffering from heat-related symptoms. Read more.

Dr. Lori Stolz Elected Secretary of the AIUM Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group

Jun 25, 2015

Lori Stolz, MD, RDMS, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of Emergency Ultrasound at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson,  was elected Secretary of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group.

Dr. Daniel Spaite Receives American College of Emergency Physicians’ Outstanding Contributions in Research Award

May 21, 2015

The prestigious award recognizes Dr. Spaite’s outstanding contributions to emergency medicine research throughout his career.

ScholarQuest and Resident Research Forum 2015

May 19, 2015

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 Denver Post - Rockies' John Axford looks up to his little man

May 18, 2015

Rockies John Axford and his wife, Nicole, nearly lost their little man March 25, the day Jameson was bitten on his right foot by a rattlesnake while playing outside in the backyard of the house the family was renting in North Scottsdale, Ariz. The 2½-foot-long snake sunk its fangs into Jameson not once, but twice. The pain and consequences were extreme. Each year, 250 to 400 people suffer rattlesnakes bites in Arizona, according to Dr. F. Mazda Shirazi, the medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy. Although deaths from rattlesnake bites are rare, when a toddler is bitten twice, as Jameson was, the danger can escalate quickly. Read more.

UA Department of Emergency Medicine and Banner – University Medical Center Honor EMS Providers May 19 During EMS Week

May 18, 2015

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from across Southern Arizona will be honored Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m.-noon, at a celebration event in Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, in recognition of National EMS Week May 18-23.

Banner - UMG Doctors' Day Awards

May 14, 2015

As part of Doctors' Day, several physicians from the Banner - University Medical Group were recognized for their contributions to health care at Banner - UMC Tucson and South campuses. Emergency Medicine’s Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, received the Friend of the Community Award.


The UA Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Community Input on a Study to Determine Most Effective Treatment for People Having Seizures

Apr 27, 2015

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.

Friday Feedback: The Latest on Induced Hypothermia - Dr. Dan Spaite

Apr 17, 2015

Studies call timing and temperature into question for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. MedPage Today contacted emergency medicine physicians and cardiologists to ask. Two doctors from the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona weighed in: Daniel W. Spaite, MD, FACEP, professor and distinguished chair, emergency medicine, and associate director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, and Karl Kern, MD, co-director, UA Sarver Heart Center in Tucson. Read more