Tyler Barrett

Online course seeks to address opioid deaths in adolescents

Vanderbilt is providing a short online course for educators that seeks to address opioid overdose deaths among adolescents.

Alison Elliott, PharmD, a pharmacist at the Medical Center East Pharmacy, sits at the designated service window where patients will pick up prescriptions after hours. The Medical Center East pharmacy has extended its hours to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MCE pharmacy now provides 24-hour, seven-day service

Barrett named executive medical director of Vanderbilt Emergency Services

Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, has been named executive medical director of Vanderbilt Emergency Services and Vanderbilt University Adult Emergency Department.

Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCI, reviews an imaging scan in the VUAH Emergency Department, where a dedicated process ensures follow-up of suspicious images unrelated to a patient’s injuries. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Process ensures follow-up of incidental radiology findings

When people go to an emergency room after being injured, suspicious images may show up on their imaging scans that are unrelated to their injuries but may be indicative of cancer. A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently established a better process for ensuring these patients receive follow-up diagnostic care, an initiative that is already receiving national recognition.

Doctors urge scooter safety; reminder that VUMC Plaza is a no-ride zone

“We’ve treated broken bones, lacerations, friction burns, concussions and even dental trauma.”

QuizTime app created to aid opioid education efforts for providers

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will partner with the Tennessee Department of Health to offer workplace-based education to health professionals across the state via QuizTime, a smartphone application developed at VUMC. This continuing education activity will focus on proper utilization of opioid and non-opioid therapies in managing pain.