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UW Medicine Trauma & Emergency Services provides emergency medical services 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and is staffed and equipped to care for all emergent medical conditions, illnesses and injuries. Our research scientists advance the standards of trauma and emergency care by exploring new therapeutic strategies to enhance the care of these complex patients.
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Eileen Bulger, MD, Chief of Trauma at Harborview Medical Center, discusses how the ECMO provides life saving treatment.
Hugh M. Foy, MD provides an understanding of the coincident factors that led to our EMS system.
Saman Arbabi, MD, presents Prehospital Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury at the "Hot Topics & Best Practice in Adult TBI" webinar.
Mary King, MD, discusses the importance of color coding for pediatric trauma care, resuscitation and disaster preparedness.
John R. Hess, MD, discusses how the coagulation system works and why it fails in trauma.
This curriculum is designed primarily for inpatient providers (physicians and nurses) of early care to injured children. It has been specifically designed as a resource to allow providers in adult-designated trauma centers and pediatric-designated trauma centers in Washington state to meet the "Pediatric Education Requirement" (PER) developed by the Washington State Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, and defined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC 246-976-700). However, the curriculum is also of potential value to all pediatric trauma care providers, both in the inpatient and prehospital settings.
Screening, brief intervention, and referral (SBIRT) can be used for both alcohol and drug issues.
A trauma evaluation and management guideline for initial evaluation and management of blunt thoracic aortic injury (TAI).
Abdominal trauma remains a leading cause of mortality in all age groups. A systematic approach should be taken when assessing the trauma patient.
Recommendations based on local microbiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns
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Wound-repair capabilities preserve tissue integrity during early infection and might prevent inflammation that underlies immune exhaustion.
UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center has been awarded a $4.2 million grant to promote injury prevention and control by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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