emergency medicine

A woman pauses while gardening during a hot summer day.
August 14, 2023

Confusion and loss of consciousness are the biggest red flags to seek medical help during sweltering summer weather, UW Medicine emergency medicine physician Dr. Stefan Wheat says.

July 10, 2023

Trained in emergency medicine, a stint at the CDC sparked a doctor's lifelong interest in climate change. 


A child prepares to light a handful of fireworks.
June 29, 2023

In recent years, Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department has seen an average of 65 patients with fireworks-caused injuries around the Fourth of July.  

April 11, 2023

A novel wrist sensor is being tested for its ability to quickly detect a blood marker, troponin, and speed patient interventions.

February 15, 2023

The emergency medical response service, one of the nation's first, started with outreach by Dr. Cobb to the Seattle Fire Department. 

October 7, 2022

Ultrasound can be used to move, reposition or break up kidney stones, all while the patient is awake, a new study finds.

August 30, 2022

First-responders in Jefferson County, Wash., will study an infection-control prototype during simulated patient transports.

picture of woman holding ice cube against her wrist
July 26, 2022

An excessive heat warning is in effect for northwest Washington through th

Fireworks are explosives and can cause serious injury when not handled properly.
June 30, 2022

Harborview Medical Center trauma specialists recently treated a patient who lost a hand to a fireworks injury. The hospital's Emergency Department is braced for the annual influx of those injuries, which number 40 to 50 per year.

April 11, 2022

Providing artificial intelligence tools with the data they need takes time. How much time do first responders have to spare? ­50 seconds.


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