The broad involvement with of UW Emergency Medicine (EM) in disaster preparedness and response was highlighted recently as several members of the team were deployed in response to the devastating hurricanes as well as to manage the medical assets in support of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers associated with the United Nations General Assembly.
Both part one and part two of the “Medico-legal Case: Crush Injury” episode on the Urgent Care RAP podcast by Hippo Education went live in October and featured two EM faculty.
Richard Utarnachitt and Ryan Mason have published an article in Air Medical Journal entitled ,“Survival from Prolonged Cardiac Arrest in the Wilderness”
Jeremy B Branzetti, Adeyinka A Adedipe, Matthew J Gittinger, Elizabeth Rosenman, Sarah Brolliar, Anne Chipman, James A Grand, and Rosemarie Fernandez
published an article in the BMJ Journals titled “Randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of a Just-in-Time training on procedural performance: a proof-of-concept study to address procedural skill decay”
Terence Valenzuela, Andrew J. Harrell, and Graham Nichol published an article in the JAMA Cardiology titled “Improving Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest”
Graham Nichol and Michael Sayre with Federico Guerra and Jeanne Poole published an article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology titled “Defibrillation for Ventricular Fibrillation: A Shocking Update”
This article summarizes the state of the art related to defibrillation in treating sudden cardiac arrest, including a brief history of the evolution of defibrillation, technical characteristics of modern automatic external defibrillators (AED), strategies to improve AED access and increase survival, ancillary treatments, and use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator...
Richard Utarnachitt with Patrick Maher, Max J. Louzon, Roxann Gary, Nina Sen, and John R. Hess, have published an article in Air Medical Journal entitled ,“Logistical Concerns for Prehospital Blood Product Use by Air Medical Services.”
UW Department of Emergency Medicine was very well represented in a highly successful CPR course for entering medical students. The following faculty, fellows, and residents graciously donated their time to teach first-year medical students High Performance CPR on their very first day of medical school: Brandon Backlund, Alisha Brown, Paul Charlton, Joshua Jauregui, Nick Johnson, Jacob Lebin, Claire Nordeen, Jamie Shandro and Jason Wong.
Graham Nichol has been selected to serve as a member of the editorial board for Circulation for a two-year term effective October 1.
Kennedy Hall with Jay Pershad, Andrew Taylor, and Paul Klimo, have published an article in Pediatrics entitled, “Imaging Strategies for Suspected Acute Cranial Shunt Failure: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.”
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