Emergency & Trauma

Sydney Meneese, 9, creates a wrap with gauze. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Future is NOW Nashville launches in the community

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Acute Care Surgery launched the first session of the Future is NOW (Non-violent Options Win) Nashville on Nov. 4.  

Panel discussion on firearms regulation allows chance for direct communication

VUMC seeks public input on blood-clotting agent study

Researchers at Vanderbilt are considering participation in an international study to examine if a blood-clotting medication given to adults with major bleeding or in need of urgent surgery or an invasive procedure can improve survival.

How to prepare for a medical emergency: A paramedic’s 10 things you need to know before the ambulance is on the way

Most people do not know what to expect when calling 911. Here is guidance from someone who knows.

VUMC SMART Program Manager Christopher Brown, CC-P, center, teaching SMART rotators critical skills during February rotation. (Photo by Sfc. Justin Theodos)

New SMART rotation of military personnel takes place

The latest Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation, which included 12 members of the United States military, recently came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the adult hospital.

Justin Stehr, OTR, CHT, an occupational therapist with the Department of Plastic Surgery’s Division of Hand and Upper Extremity, works with Dawn Reed on neuromuscular re-education of her wrist extensors and grip strength. (photo Susan Urmy)

A year of teamwork restores patient’s arm after devastating accident

Hundreds of Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Occupational Therapy clinicians have played a role in saving and restoring the function of patient Dawn Reed’s right arm and hand after a utility terrain vehicle accident.

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