SPARC, a UAB Medicine and Medscape innovation initiative, awarded three winners shared funding of $40,000 in grants for quality improvement projects at the end of 2016. The winners recently shared their outcomes and insights from their projects approximately a year after receiving the funding.
In a collaborative study using a mouse model, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers from the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia.
The UAB Department of Surgery has joined the National Institutes of Health SIREN network. SIREN will coordinate and lead high-quality multisite clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.
The American Heart Association says most Americans don’t have the training to respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies in the workplace, so the AHA is pushing CPR and first aid training at the jobsite.
UAB’s Critical Care Transport program, which has transported almost 50,000 patients by air and ground, has been reaccredited for the seventh consecutive review period.
A new study from UAB details the burden of sepsis — widespread infection in the body — in the United States.
The winners of the first SPARC competition, an initiative between UAB Medicine and Medscape, will share $40,000 in grants for quality improvement projects.
UAB’s new emergency medicine fellowship facilitated a large-scale critical care and trauma training exercise in Kenya for surgical residents and general medicine interns.
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama and one of the first in the nation to use sophisticated Resuscitation Quality Improvement system simulators to improve CPR skills in emergency department staff.
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
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