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Department of Emergency Medicine Archives

Study to explore how COVID affects cognition over time

Jul. 22, 2020—The Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is following patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 over time to see if they develop long-term cognitive impairment, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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LifeFlight adds NPs, physicians to expand flight crew

Jul. 22, 2020—Patients treated and transported by Vanderbilt LifeFlight are now receiving a higher level of care thanks to the credentialing of more than 20 flight nurses as nurse practitioners and the addition of a flight physician at several LifeFlight bases.

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Investments advance emergency medicine services at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Jul. 16, 2020—On July 16, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s (VWCH) Emergency Department transitioned to become part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The VWCH Emergency Department was previously staffed through physicians from a contracted agency.

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Investigational glaucoma drug studied to prevent respiratory distress in COVID-19 patients

Jul. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is evaluating razuprotafib, a drug being investigated for the treatment of glaucoma, in a new randomized, investigational trial for the prevention and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients with moderate to severe COVID-19.

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About half of health care workers positive for COVID-19 by serology have no symptoms

Jul. 9, 2020—The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients.

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Erik Hess named new Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine

May. 7, 2020—Erik Hess, MD, MSc, professor and interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, has been named the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He will join the faculty on July 1.

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Study shows heart failure mortality higher in low-income areas

Mar. 5, 2020—Patients discharged from the hospital with acute heart failure have higher one-year mortality rates in regions with low income or greater income inequality, according to a new global study whose authors include Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Study finds mental health issues top reason Shade Tree Clinic patients visit Emergency Department

Mar. 2, 2020—In an effort to understand why Shade Tree Clinic patients visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Department, the authors of a study found that mental health issues top the list.

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Study tracks how to best help patients breathe after trauma

Feb. 7, 2020—by Craig Boerner Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining the Nashville Fire Department and nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with breathing techniques used to keep patients alive at the scene of...

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Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure

Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.

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McCoin named to academic leadership program for women

Sep. 24, 2019—Nicole McCoin, MD, vice chair for Education and Keith D. Wrenn residency program director in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been accepted as a fellow in the 2019-2020 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.

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Slovis to step down from top Emergency Medicine role

Aug. 30, 2019—After serving more than 27 years as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Corey M. Slovis, MD, has decided to step down.

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