Emergency Medicine Research
Emergency Medicine Research includes the Research Associate Program, which provides the infrastructure to recruit patients from the Emergency Department for ongoing research projects. All of these projects are ultimately aimed at improving patient care.
Emergency Medicine Research projects were initiated by collaborating investigators, including medical students, UVM and FAHC faculty and staff, with sponsorship by a variety of sources, including the College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and a biomedical equipment company. Student Research Associates are currently screening Fletcher Allen Emergency Department patients for several different IRB-approved studies, including the following:
- Pronto-7 #12-288 Accuracy of Masimo Pronto 7 SpHb in the Emergency Department
- eFAST # 11-150 Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma
- COMET #11-148 Carbon Monoxide Measurement and Emergency Treatment
- ACIT #11-135 Activation of Coagulation and Inflammation after Trauma (ACIT)
- Smoking Cessation #12-107 Tobacco Cessation Intervention Among Emergency Department Patients
- Stroke Education #11-207 Does Prehospital Stroke Education Improve Care Experience?
- NIMED #11-131 Nasogastric Insertion using Midazolam in the Emergency Department
- HITOP #11-111 Head Injury Testing and Outreach Program
- CBT #10-182 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
- CETI #09-227 CT Exams for Traumatic Injuries
Detailed information about current protocols can be found in the EMRAP Research Manual Fall 2013 (PDF)
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