UTHealth Houston Study Finds Pediatric Firearm Injuries Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Researchers at UTHealth Houston saw an increase in pediatric firearm-related injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite also seeing a decrease in total pediatric emergency department (ED) visits over the same period, according to a poster presented at the 2022 American Academy…


Spotlight on Janet Baker

Janet Baker, Director of Management Operations III for the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been a critical dignitary at UTHealth Houston for many years. She recently celebrated her 35th work anniversary this past July and was featured in UTHealth Spotlight….


TX-Cares Cardiac Resuscitation Symposium

The Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) and Penn Medicine TTM Academy present: State-of-the-Art Cardiac Resuscitation: From BLS to ECMO to Post-Arrest Care   Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem that tests EMS systems and…


CARES Data Summary Report 2021

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death from which we can save many lives with simple, life-saving therapies like bystander CPR and AED use. The first step is accurately tracking the incidence of OHCA and outcomes in…


Emergency Medicine Residents Receive Crash Course in Prehospital Patient Care

The UTHealth Houston Mobile Simulation Training Unit was utilized during our recent EMS Prehospital Skills Day Intern Orientation. The high-fidelity simulation provided robust exposure to real-life prehospital patient care for new Emergency Medicine residents. This orientation was made possible by…


UT Physicians to Open First Urgent Care Center in SE Houston

UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, opened its first urgent care center on Monday, Aug. 8, in southeast Houston. The clinic will provide patients with a favorable alternative to an ER for immediate, non-life-threatening…


UTHealth Houston’s Mobile Simulation Training Unit Highlighted Amongst Nations Top Mobile Simulation Centers

While healthcare simulation centers are often utilized to train learners on medical procedures and practices, some may not have access to such facilities for a number of reasons. To help combat this issue, mobile simulation centers provide a way to…


Dr. Hilary Fairbrother on CPR, Choking and Drowning Response Strategies

Summer is the peak time for outdoor activities, but it is also the peak time for accidents that can literally take a person’s breath away. To be a lifesaver to a loved one or stranger, learn CPR. “You don’t need…


Drs Hilary Fairbrother and Samuel Prater – Firework Safety

Dr. Hilary Fairbrother talked to KPRC-TV Channel 2 and Samuel Prater spoke with FOX 26 News about fireworks safety.  


UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine Provides Training to Polaris Dawn Crewmembers

  Along with educating students, residents, and fellows in the most advanced lifesaving therapies on Earth, UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine is helping to prepare members of the Polaris Dawn crew to handle medical emergencies in space. The Department of…