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MCW Emergency Medicine News

MCW to Provide Advanced Emergency Medicine Training to Belize Hospital Physicians, Nurses

July 30 - MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has entered into a relationship with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize and the Belize Ministry of Health in which MCW will provide advanced training in emergency medicine to the hospital’s doctors and nurses. Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has the largest and busiest emergency department in Belize. The Guardian

Dr. Lunoe Reports on Effectiveness of Jet-Injected Lidocaine for Reducing Venipuncture Pain

July 22 - In a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Maren Lunoe reported that jet-injected lidocaine is superior to vapocoolant spray in reducing venipuncture pain in children under seven years of age. The Oncology Report

Director of Homicide Review Commission Helped Establish Firearm Injury Registry

July 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Mallory O’Brien, Director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. O’Brien formerly worked at MCW where she assisted Dr. Stephen Hargarten in developing the Wisconsin Firearm Injury Registry. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Brousseau Contributes to Study on Working Parents Utilizing Urgent Care for Sick Children

July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal

Dr. Rubin Named Clinical Director of Emergency Department

June 25 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin has been named Clinical Director of the Froedtert & MCW Emergency Department. BizTimes

Dr. Hargarten Named President and CEO of Milwaukee’s Center for International Health

June 18 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten has been appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health in Milwaukee. Tech News

Dr. Hargarten Resigns from Wisconsin DOT’s Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force

June 10 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten is one of four health professionals who resigned from Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press Gazette, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lerner Leads Planning Process for Federal Guidelines on Triaging Mass Casualty Victims

June 10 - With researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, E. Brooke Lerner, PhD led the planning process to develop new federal guidelines for triaging mass casualty victims Wauwatosa Now

National standardized mass casualty triage guideline recommended by federal agency

June 05 - A new guideline for triaging mass casualty victims has been recommended by a federal emergency medical services agency for use by all state and local EMS groups.

Paramedics, EMTs Recognized for Contributions to Resuscitation Research

June 03 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide presented four Milwaukee County paramedics and EMTs with Resuscitation Outcome Consortium Service Excellence Awards. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Hargarten Recommends a Public Health Approach to Dealing with Firearm Injuries

June 03 - Madison Magazine traces Dr. Stephen Hargarten’s research on and support for a public health approach to address firearm injuries. Madison Magazine

Dr. Shah Finds Ondansetron Does Not Trigger Tachyarrhythmias

May 22 - In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Dr. Breanne K.P. Shah reported that the antinausea and antiemetic agent ondansetron does not trigger malignant tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients who have a healthy heart. Family Practice News

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Gun Buy-Back Programs

May 22 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses gun buy-back programs with CBS-TV/Channel 58. CBS-TV/Channel 58

Dr. Hargarten Calls Accidental Child Gun Injuries a Public Health Problem

May 14 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the need to address accidental child gun injuries as a public health problem in news reports on ABC-TV/Channel 12 and Wisconsin Public Radio. WISN TV and WPR

Dr. Shah finds in-person interpretation in the ED results in higher patient satisfaction

May 14 - In a study of language barriers and its impact on care, Dr. Breanne Pacheco Shah and her colleagues found that in-person interpretation in an emergency department resulted in higher levels of patient satisfaction than telephone interpretation. Helio

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

First Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture planned for May 8

May 06 - The first Carrie Falk Memorial lecture will be held Thursday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Clinical Cancer Center room M. The invited speaker is Mark Rosenberg, DO, who will give a presentation titled, Making a case: Emergency Department Palliative Care – Is it Possible?

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Possible Benefits of Gun Buy-Back Programs

April 29 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the possible benefits of gun buy-back programs in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hargarten Identifies Relationship between Proliferation of Guns and Rise in Mass Shootings

Apr 8 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that there is no evidence indicating that arming Americans further will help prevent mass shooting. Media Matters for America

Emergency Medicine Research Forum planned for April 10

April 01 - The Department of Emergency Medicine is hosting the 22nd annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum on Thursday, April 10. The forum will be held in Kerrigan Auditorium and run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Ateyyah Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Emergency Planning Logistics during the Hajj

Mar 26 - In a presentation to the Kenosha Fire Department’s paramedics and EMTs, Saudi Arabian native Dr. Khalid Ateyyah discussed his work on the logistical challenges of emergency medicine planning during the Hajj, the five-day event annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Kenosha News

Saudi Arabian Doctor Shares Hajj Experience with Kenosha Medics

Mar 19 - Khalid Ateyyah, MD, a Saudi Arabian physician doing a fellowship at MCW, conducted a training session with medics at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, in which he explained his experiences in emergency medicine providing care during the Hajj. Kenosha News

Dr. Lerner Collaborates on Study to Determine When Childhood Injuries Require Trauma Care

Mar 5 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Rochester on a $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development to study thousands of child injury scenarios to learn the best practices for treatment at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need of a trauma center. University of Rochester Medical Center

Call for abstracts – Emergency Medicine Research Forum

Mar. 03 - The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking original adult and pediatric emergency medicine research for presentation at the 22nd annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Abstract deadline is Friday, March 7.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma Treatment

Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News

TV Report Focuses on Permanent Disabilities as Result of Gun Violence

Feb 6 - In an interview on CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that some gun violence victims experience permanent disabilities. CBS 58 News

Dr. Rubin Discusses Risks of Frostbite in Subzero Weather

Feb 6 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that skin exposed to subzero wind chills in the minus-20s and below can lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Survivor’s Story

Jan 31 - CBS 58 News profiled a man who has survived and thrived despite a paralyzing gunshot wound. Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discussed the lifelong effects of these types of traumatic events, and the importance of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. WDJT-TV

Chinese delegation visits campus to learn best practices for training paramedic students

Jan. 31 - An eight-member delegation of healthcare leaders from China were on campus Jan. 21-23 to learn the most effective ways to train paramedic students, solidify paramedic and pre-hospital care training objectives, and sign an affiliation agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Three emergency medicine faculty among nation’s first board certified EMS physicians

Jan. 15 - Charles Cady, MD, Associate Professor, M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, Associate Professor and Chief of the Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine, and Jason Liu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, are among the nation’s first American Board of Medical Specialties-recognized emergency medical services (EMS) physicians. The American Board of Emergency Medicine recently recognized EMS as a formal subspecialty of emergency medicine and administered its first certifying examination in September.

Dr. Decker Discusses Health Risks Posed by Sub-Zero Weather

Jan 13 - Dr. Christopher Decker discusses the health risks posed by sub-zero weather, especially for diabetics. WUWM-FM

Bioethicist Discusses End of Life Issues on Wisconsin Public Radio

Jan 13 - Arthur Derse, MD, JD, discusses the laws and ethics of end of life decisions on an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

Physician to Help Ethiopian Emergency Doctors

Jan 13 - M. Chris Decker, MD, is in Ethiopia helping design and set up an emergency department at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Decker Discusses Sub-Zero Weather Health Risks for Packer Fans

Jan 10 - With predictions of sub-zero weather for the Green Bay Packers game, Dr. Chris Decker tells WUWM-FM that fans attending the game should guard against frostbite and dehydration. WUWM-FM

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Risks

Jan 7 - Chris Decker, MD, discusses the health risks of exposure in extremely cold weather on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

Toy Magnets Growing Danger to Teens, Tots

Dec 17 - Small round magnets marketed as toys pose a growing danger to children to ingest the magnets. The attraction between the magnets can cause massive intestinal damage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Road Crashes Biggest Killer of Americans Abroad

Dec 17 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, comments on a new study that found road crashes are the number one cause of fatalities for Americans traveling overseas. Fox News

Dr. Hargarten Discusses His Participation in UN Meeting on Gun Safety

Dec 6 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses his participation in a United Nations’ meeting on gun safety. Fox 6 News

Dr. Hargarten to Speak at UN on Strategies to Prevent Worldwide Handgun Violence

Nov 19 - The United Nations invited Dr. Stephen Hargarten to speak on strategies to prevent handgun violence worldwide. WISN-TV & WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Stephen Hargarten to discuss firearm safety at United Nations

Nov. 14 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Director of the federally-designated Injury Research Center, and Associate Dean of Global Health in the MCW Institute for Health and Society, has been invited to a special Nov. 19 meeting of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

Dr. Lerner Receives Grant to Determine Best Practices for Pre-Hospital Severe Injury Care

Nov 12 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital. WauwatosaNOW

Identifying children’s injuries: study to determine best practices

Nov. 05 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital.

Dr. Tom Aufderheide’s work spurs IOM study on cardiac arrest

Nov. 04 -The Institute of Medicine will launch a national study of the treatment of cardiac arrest based on the recommendations from one of its members, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of emergency cardiac care.

Dr. Gummin Discusses Increase in Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Oct 22 - Dr. David Gummin tells WUWM-FM that an increasing number of patients are seeking emergency care for prescription painkiller overdoses. WUWM-FM

In the Grip of Heroin: Painkillers Can Be Gateway to Addiction

Oct 16 - WUWM’s series “In the Grip of Heroin” takes on the issue of painkillers and addiction. WUWM-FM

MCW Joins with University of Minnesota to Study Ways to Lessen CPR Injuries

Oct 8 - Drs. Matthias Riess and Tom Aufderheide and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH grant to investigate new ways to lessen injuries after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Decker Featured in Video on Efforts to Reduce Emergency Department Visits

Sept 30 - Dr. M. Christopher Decker is featured in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded video on the alliance of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Emergency Department Care Coordination to reduce emergency department visits by linking patients with community clinics. Youtube.com

Improving CPR: MCW Researchers Receive Prestigious NIH Grant

Oct 1 - Matthias Riess, MD, PhD, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-investigators of an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award that has just been announced. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Drs. Hargarten and Melzer-Lange Discuss Impact of Gun Violence

Sept 30 - In a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Drs. Steve Hargarten and Marlene Melzer-Lange discuss the lingering impact of gun violence on victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After Shooting Wounds Heal, Emotional Scars Cling

Sept 25 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discusses the spike in gun violence in Milwaukee this year, and the role of the Level I trauma centers at Froedtert & the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in treating gunshot victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lerner to Lead Multi-Institution Study on Pediatric Prehospital Emergency Care

Sept 17 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a multi-institution project to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care. Spanish Journal

Dr. Hargarten Serves on National Panel of Experts Issuing Report on Gun Violence

Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten was one of 14 national experts selected by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council to review what is currently known about gun violence, and to make recommendations for future investigation and study. Daily Kos

Improving EMS care for children: MCW to lead national multi-center study

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care.

Emergency Response Team Plans for Major Civic Events

Sept 4 - Lisa Hass-Peters, RN, discusses how a team of hospital, police, fire, Milwaukee Health Department, and federal officials plan for emergency response at major civic events like the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration. Fox-TV/Channel 6

Dr. Hargarten Notes Relationship between Increase of Firearms and Rise in Mass Shootings

Sept 4 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells MintPress News that there appears to be a relationship between the proliferation of firearms and a rise in mass shootings. MintPress

Lectureship fund created to honor Dr. Carrie Falk

Aug 26 - Earlier this month, the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted a memorial service in honor of Dr. Carrie Falk, who died July 14 from metastatic melanoma at age 31. More than 100 faculty, residents and staff attended in addition to Dr. Falk’s family.

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