emergency medicine

A collaboration of University of Washington specialists in trauma medicine and bioengineering has led to a synthetic substance that might help prevent some severely injured people from bleeding to death.

Mark Oberle, his wife and son, then 14, arrived on the Thai island of Phuket late on Christmas Day, 2004. By the time they checked in at their hotel and plopped down their bags, it was nearly midnight.

The patient story is usually incomplete. This is the challenge that Sarah Kolnik, a general surgery intern, faced during her four-week rotation on the burn intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. 

[Editor's note: Guy Maddison and his family have relocated and he no longer works at Harborview Medical Center.]

Diana Sage-Jenkins was the first to notice the connection between her daughter Sarah Jenkins, 6, and pediatric resident Alok Patel. 

For Andrew Taylor, a molecular biologist and Seattle resident, attending last week’s community conversation about a trauma study to be held at Harborview Medical Center stemmed from an experience in his past.

Rising along Seattle's downtown skyline, Harborview Medical Center appears to watch protectively over the city and beyond.

[12 p.m. 8.20: Update noting that the guidelines were updated and republished in 2012]


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