The mission of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, one of nine centers of excellence at The University of Arizona, is through research and education to improve the care of patients with emergent problems whether in the Emergency Department or in the field.
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Rapid Anti-Convulsive Medicine Prior to Arrival Trial (RAMPART) Press Release
TUCSON -- The National Institutes of Health sponsored study involving the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Arizona and the Glendale Fire Department has led to the finding of a potentially safer treatment for seizure victims and receiving newsworthy recognition. To view the full articles, visit the news release links:
AED Failures Linked to Cardiac Arrest Deaths
TUCSON -- Lawrence Deluca, Jr. EdD, MD, has been recently featured in several national news articles regarding his Analysis of Automated External Defibrillator Device Failures Reported to the Food and Drug Administration study. The Automated External Defibrillator study demonstrates that various malfunctions of external defibrillators, ranging from low batteries to improper cable connections, have an adverse impact to the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients. In the past 18 years, over a 1,000 cardiac patients died due to external defibrillator failures. This study has sparked a discussion on how to standardize a process to collect information of device failures to be reported to the manufacture and Food and Drug administration (FDA).