Division of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department

The University of Utah Health Emergency Department is a fully approved Level 1 Trauma facility and tertiary referral center that is staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department has a census of about 50,000 patient visits annually and provides excellent care for acute emergencies in all subspecialties of medicine and surgery. Patients from all over Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and western Colorado are referred to the emergency department for definitive medical care.

All full-time faculty in the division are trained in emergency medicine and certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Attending faculty are on duty 24 hours a day and are directly involved in the clinical training of housestaff and medical students. Academic faculty in the division are active in ongoing clinical trials and research at the University. The division also has a Clinical Toxicology Consult Service. Other specialties within the division include Emergency Medical Ambulance Services and Disaster Medicine. The Division of Emergency Medicine also runs the AirMed Patient Transport Service.

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Jan 18, 2019

Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Is Associated With Shorter Compression Pauses Compared With Transthoracic Echocardiography

Our study suggests that pulse check times with transesophageal echocardiography are shorter versus with transthoracic echocardiography for ED point-of-care ultrasonography during cardiac arrest resuscitations, and further emphasizes the need for careful attention to compression pause duration when using transthoracic echocardiography for point-of-care ultrasonography during ED cardiac arrest resuscitations.... Read More