Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our Department’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
A simple toolkit of checklists, education materials and feedback reporting improved the quality of care, but not outcomes, in a group of 60 hospitals in south India, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
During a break between classes at Lake Shore Park, five first-year medical students discovered a man who had suffered a medical emergency and performed CPR, saving his life.
Out-of-towners using marijuana in Colorado – where the drug is legal – are ending up in emergency rooms at an increasing rate, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine physicians and nurses collaborated with the Chicago Fire Department to develop practice scenarios that will enhance communication between paramedics and physicians as well as continuity of care for patients.
Emergency department patients have a range of beliefs and attitudes about the risk of becoming addicted to prescribed opioids, according to a recent study authored by a Feinberg medical student.
Emergency room visits and hospitalizations for severe allergic reactions climbed 29 percent per year over 5 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Paul Jansson, ’13 MS, ’15 MD, received the 2015 American College of Emergency Physicians National Outstanding Medical Student Award for excellence in compassionate care of patients, professional behavior and service to the community.
Northwestern Medicine investigators evaluated the amount of time patients spend talking with healthcare providers compared to time spent waiting in the emergency department. The results can help providers plan better ways to use a waiting time to increase patient satisfaction.
Sanjeev Malik, MD, ’07 GME, assistant professor in Emergency Medicine answers questions about emergency protocols and resources to help keep healthcare workers, Feinberg students and members of the public safe and informed about the Ebola outbreak.
John Lumpkin, ’73 BMS, ’74 MD, was involved in Emergency Medicine when it was an emerging field, and went on to help shape public health policy both in Illinois and nationally.
Six Chicagoland emergency residency programs implemented new simulation-based assessments for second-year residents.