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5 Tips for Bringing Your Elderly Loved One to the Emergency Department
For many older adults, emergency departments can be difficult to navigate. Kevin Biese, associate professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at UNC, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at UNC and director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health, share these important steps you can take to help the older adult you are caring for get the care they need and deserve.
Located in News / 2015 / July
All About Family
David Bueso moved to the United States with his family more than 15 years ago. He began working at UNC Hospitals shortly thereafter. Not only has he made a name for himself in the Emergency Department, he’s also found a work family.
Located in News / 2015 / August
American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli
The Judith E. Tintinalli Excellence in Education Award is a lifetime achievement award given to someone who has made a lasting change on emergency medicine education over a career.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 11
Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance
Dr. Wes Wallace, an Emergency Department physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how a little preparation can help you deal with both minor and serious injuries that can happen during a camping trip.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors
Kevin Biese, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, distinguished associate professor of family medicine, were nominated by the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5
Cairns receives John Marx Leadership Award
Charles B. Cairns, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was awarded the 2014 John Marx Leadership Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5
Chilled to the bone
Why would Laurence Katz want to give patients hypothermia?
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / May 19
Department of Emergency Medicine receives first two R01 awards
The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine received its first and second R01 grants last week. Dr. Tim Platts-Mills received a grant to conduct a clinical trial of a shared decision making intervention to improve pain management in older adults; Dr. Michelle Meyer received an award to study stiffening of the arteries as a risk factor for end-organ damage to the brain among Hispanic and Latino adults.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 14
Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments
National Institute of Justice funds research to develop a tool to identify abuse in this setting.
Located in News / 2016 / October
Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients
A study by UNC researchers finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than people between 35 and 54 years old.
Located in News / 2011 / November