emergency department Archives
Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...
Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday
May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...
Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving
May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Mar. 6, 2013—Police Chief August Washington and Corey Slovis, chairman of emergency medicine, headed to Legislative Plaza to voice opposition to a bill in the Tennessee State Legislature that threatens the ability of the Vanderbilt Police Department to protect the campus.
Jan. 17, 2013—This past fall, 150 sixth graders at Cameron College Prep middle school completed a violence prevention program that was the end result of an idea formed years before in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center operating room.
Nov. 29, 2012—It was, everyone agreed, a horrific end to a beautiful life.