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With state temperatures expected to soar beyond 90 degrees Fahrenheit this week, our emergency medicine physicians want people in our community to think about their health. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity increase susceptibility to sunburn, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Emergency physicians caution the community to take precautions when venturing outdoors. Read more...
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Milwaukee, Wis: For many in the state, finding a safe place to cool off can be difficult, especially in areas hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. UW Emergency Physician Dr. Brian Patterson also spoke to CBS 58 Milwaukee this week, where the city's health department just opened a public cooling

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Effective on Monday, July 13, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Emergency Order #8, which requires that everyone age 5 and older wear a face covering or mask when in in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.
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The latest installment of the DEM Research Newsletter has been published, which details the upcoming events and recent research accomplishments throughout the Department of Emergency Medicine. Read more...
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Madison, WI- With more than 500 new cases in Dane County over the last week, UW Health experts are concerned about the trend and urge the public to avoid behavior that leads to the spread of the virus. “The increased cases cannot be explained solely by increased testing. Read more...
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Dr. William Burns has co-authored a chapter to a recently released book entitled Palliative Skills for Frontline Clinicians, which addresses the challenges of delivering complex care to patients living with serious illnesses. Spanning emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery and various subspecialties, each chapter reads like a story. Read more...
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Waunakee Tribune: On July 1, the Waunakee Area EMS will move from a one-ambulance EMT level to staffing two ambulances at the paramedic level of response. The agency is working with the UW EMS Consortium for medical direction of the additions and ongoing operations at the paramedic level.
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Congratulations to our senior residents for successfully presenting their scholarly projects during our annual Senior Scholarship Day on June 11, 2020. As invited grand rounds speaker and surprise guest judge Lainie Harris, MD, MCR of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said, they "knocked it out of the park"!
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Michael Pulia, MD, MS and Rebecca Schwei, MPH were recognized by the UW-Madison Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program for their outstanding mentorship of an undergraduate scholar during the 2019-2020 academic year.
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The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine strongly supports the Black Lives Matter movement. As Emergency Physicians, we value all life and are committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of all members of our community. Every human being deserves to be protected from inhumane suffering. We are deeply committed

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Congratulations to all providers and staff who had an abstract accepted to the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Although the in-person meeting was canceled, we acknowledge their accomplishments and celebrate their research. Read more...
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A new publication in WESTJEM on surveillance for #COVID19 before testing was widely available has recently released online. A team of UW Emergency Medicine faculty and staff developed a surveillance tool using readily available ED operations data extracted from electronic health records to optimize capture of acute respiratory infection (ARI)-related cases.
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University of Wisconsin EM residency program alumnus Dr. Morgan Wilbanks won his first appearance on Jeopardy! ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Wilbanks, who is currently an assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical student clerkship director at Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be depending his 'Returning

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NBC15 News: UW Health is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing that can help people find out if they have been previously infected by COVID-19. In a video interview with NBC15 News in Madison, Dr. Jeff Pothof, DEM emergency physician and chief quality officer for UW Health, discusses what the test

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The first free community testing site for COVID-19 in Dane County is now open at the Alliant Energy Center. This site is recommended for people who are uninsured, contacts of people with confirmed COVID-19 cases, and essential workers who may not be able to socially distance at work, including: food

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Did you miss the inaugural Women in Medicine and Science Symposium? Held last fall/winter and now featured in the latest issue of Quarterly magazine, the event was the first of its kind at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to explore topics in leadership and professional

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The latest installment of the DEM Research Newsletter has been published, which details the upcoming events and recent research accomplishments throughout the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Current issue: May 2020

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Dr. Josh Ross spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio about declining ER visits nationwide, due in part to less contact, reduced travel and fewer injuries as the COVID-19 crisis has closed businesses and disrupted daily activity. But as people hold off on seeking care, hospitals like UW Health are seeing patients who are a lot sicker.
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Dr. Janis Tupesis, associate director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, and third-year resident Dr. Ilan Kolkowitz conducted a survey of global health programs nationwide in partnership with faculty from emergency departments at Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
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Good Morning America: Dr. Shashank Ravi, UWEMRP alumnus ', took part in a short video by ABC's Good Morning America demonstrating healthcare workers across the world properly put on and take off personal protective equipment (PPE). Read more...