emergency medicine

July 12, 2018

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June 14, 2018

The geographical distribution of emergency physicians in the United States, and which health professions are providing emergency department care, are among the workforce issues examined in a new study published this week in the Annals of Emergen

picture of Joy Cruz playing soccer
June 13, 2018

Less than a year ago, an auto external defibrillator saved 43-year-old Joy Cruz, who had suffered a heart attack while playing soccer. His last memory of that event is that everything in his vision turned gray.

April 25, 2018

With the return of spring, open windows become a common sight around Seattle. As of 2015, about 79 percent of the city's rental units had no primary air conditioning, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

April 20, 2018

Separate collisions had landed the boy in two Seattle-area emergency departments.  Most of his needs were met without fail, but there were some delays. 

Dr. Eileen Bulger with an ECMO machine
February 8, 2018

The Seattle Times recently chronicled lifesaving meas

February 7, 2018

The Seattle Times chronicles the chain of events in two cases in which trauma patients' lives were saved with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines.

January 17, 2018

The outreach was led by nurse Maria Paulsen, who manages Washington's "Stop the Bleed" program, and Dr. Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center. The was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.

October 2, 2017

If someone in cardiac arrest needs CPR, don’t waste time trying to move the person’s tongue out of the way, experts say. A study found that this consideration unnecessarily slows response when every moment counts.

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