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Research, patient care drive Emergency Medicine’s Collins

Sep. 13, 2018—Sean Collins, MD, MSc, was no stranger to Vanderbilt University Medical Center when he was offered a faculty position in Emergency Medicine in 2011. A heart failure study that he was leading at the University of Cincinnati included faculty and patients from Vanderbilt.

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Nursing education program making a difference in Guyana

Apr. 5, 2018—VUMC nurses have developed and are administering a bachelor’s degree in emergency nursing program for nurses in the South American country of Guyana, the first of its kind in the region.

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Saline use on decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies

Feb. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released Feb. 27 that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications.

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Emergency Medicine’s Wrenn leaves legacy of learning

Jul. 20, 2017—Keith Wrenn, M.D., who for 25 years has been a leader in Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine serving as its first and only residency director, is stepping down.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2017—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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Uninsured emergency department visits down after Medicaid expansion

Jun. 19, 2017—Fewer uninsured patients are walking through the doors of Emergency Departments in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though the total number of visits has increased since 2014, according to an Annals of Emergency Medicine study released Monday.

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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center saved an estimated $8 million in taxpayer Emergency Department costs, study says

Nov. 2, 2016—The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, saved taxpayers of Tennessee an estimated $8 million last year by preventing unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits, according to a survey conducted by the Center. The survey asked people who phoned the Poison Center in July, “Would you have gone to the ED if Tennessee...

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VPH unit enhances emergency psychiatric services for patients

Aug. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) has opened a Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS), combining two existing services into one secure location — a win for patients being cared for at VPH and their families.

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Uninsured heart attack patients more likely to be transferred to another facility: study

Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.

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Study seeks to bolster outcomes for acute heart failure patients

May. 21, 2015—With support from a three-year, $2 million research grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the American Heart Association are teaming up to study heart failure care in the Emergency Department.

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 30, 2014—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of them will end up in Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, since New Year’s Eve...

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Powers helped launch ‘Nighthawk’ imaging service

Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Powers, M.D., has learned to see exceptionally well in the dark.

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