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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.


AHLS December Courses Provide Expertise in Emergency Medical Response

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.


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.


Selected Recent Publications

Milligan R, Houmes S, Goldberg LC, Nagdev A, Amini R. "Ultrasound-guided forearm nerve blocks in managing hand and finger injuries." Intern Emerg Med. 2017.
Rice A, Dudek J, Gross T, St Mars T, Woolridge D. "The Impact of a Pediatric Emergency Department Facility Verification System on Pediatric Mortality Rates in Arizona." J Emerg Med. 2017;52(6):894-901.
Woolridge DP. "Childhood Appendicitis: Is Time Really of the Essence?" J Emerg Med. 2017;52(3):364-365.