Freeman Laboratory - Department of Surgery
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:
1. CBT #10-182 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
2. CETI #09-227 CT Exams for Traumatic Injuries
3. HITOP #11-111 Head Injury Testing and Outreach Program
4. ACIT #11-135 Activation of Coagulation and Inflammation after Trauma (formerly called COAG)
5. COMET #11-148 Carbon Monoxide Measurement and Emergency Treatment
6. NIMED #11-131 Nasogastric Insertion using Midazolam in the Emergency Department
7. Stroke Education #11-207 Does Prehospital Stroke Education Improve Care Experience?
8. Smoking Cessation #12-107 Tobacco Cessation Intervention Among Emergency Department Patients
Detailed information about the above studies can be found in the EMRAP Research Manual (PDF)
Last modified September 07 2012 03:13 PM