emergency department Archives
Nov. 18, 2021—A team of Vanderbilt employees have received and award for implementing a streamlined follow-up protocol for patients who may not know they have cancer.
Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a risk stratification tool to predict outcomes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions after emergency department visits for acute heart failure.
Feb. 4, 2021—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.
Apr. 8, 2020—Policy changes related to telemedicine that were quickly implemented during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have created opportunities for technology-based clinical evaluation, which serves to protect patients and providers alike, while conserving personal protective equipment (PPE).
Dec. 11, 2019—‘Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 30, 2019—A 15-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for Vanderbilt's new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.