Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Department of

Emergency Medicine

What's In a Name?

Center for Emergency Care

When asked about the history of the name “Center for Emergency Care” Dr. Richard Levy, the founding force for change both locally and nationally, shared a story.  I can answer the questionbr />

Inside the Emergency Room Shooting Response

Justin Calhoun, MD

Dr. Dustin Calhoun, Director of EMS for the Department of Emergency Medicine and head of Emergency Management for UCHealth, describes the importance of collaboration, training and preparedness in their successful response to the Thursday September 6, 2018 shooting in downtown Cincinnati.  The highest-tiered response was achieved from all our resources, the operating rooms, the trauma unit, the ICU, the emergency medicine teams, nurses, even the blood bank.

In Spotlight

Baxter Appointed Education Program Committee Chair

M. Stephen Baxter, MD, has been appointed chair of the college’s Education Program Committee (EPC).  An associate professor of emergency medicine, Baxter serves as the M1-M2 Curriculum Committee chair and course director for the Learning Communities. He has been actively involved in the college’s new curriculum since 2010 and is the vice chair of education for the Department of Emergency Medicine.

UCMC to Participate in Cardiac Arrest Research Study


A cardiac arrest research study will be performed in Cincinnati and several other locations in the United States under the Department of Health and Human Services regulations for exception from informed consent in emergency circumstances. The purpose of this research study is to determine if these patients do better if initially transported to the cardiac catheterization lab or initially transported to the ICU for stabilization. 


Research Publications

  • Faryar KA, Kohlbeck SA, Schreiber SJ. Shift in Drug vs Alcohol Prevalence in Milwaukee County Motor Vehicle Decedents, 2010-2016. WMJ. 2018; 117 (1): 24-8. PMID: 29677411. Epub: 8/31/2018. Pubmed.
  • Knapik DM, Continenza SM, Hoffman K, Gilmore A. Youth Baseball Coach Awareness of Pitch Count Guidelines and Overuse Throwing Injuries Remains Deficient. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018. PMID: 30134349. Epub: 8/21/2018Pubmed.
  • Butler FK Jr, Holcomb JB, Shackelford S, Montgomery HR, Anderson S, Otten EJ, et al. Management of Suspected Tension Pneumothorax in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 17-02. J Spec Oper Med. 2018; 18 (2): 19-35. PMID: 29889952. Epub: 8/3/2018Pubmed.
  • Dang M, Bennett S, Powell EK, Tilney PVR. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a 39-Year-Old Man with Traumatic Pulmonary Contusions and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Air Med J. 2018; 37 (4): 221-4. PMID: 29935697. Epub: 7/1/2018. Pubmed.
Emergency Medicine Publications and Presentations in 2018

ACCESS Trial Public Announcement

ACCESS Trial Public Announcement

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