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Emergency medicine

President's Frontier Award
Trauma surgeon and gun violence survivor Joseph Sakran honored
Published Feb 16, 2024
Sakran, director of emergency general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will receive a $250,000 grant to further his work among medical professionals to reduce firearm injuries and deaths
The high cost of gun violence
Published Oct 29, 2018
More than 8,300 kids are treated for gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, totaling more than $270M in emergency room and inpatient charges
Lawnmowers contribute to more than 6,000 injuries per year in the U.S.
Published Sept 26, 2018
Study finds that lawnmowers are a persistent source of injuries, especially lacerations, fractures, and amputations
Emergency Medicine
If a hiker falls in the woods...
Published July 30, 2018
Students in the Austere Medicine/Wilderness Medicine course are taught how to assess patients and take action in limited-resource and sometimes dangerous environments
Emergency medicine
Lethal weapons
Published April 16, 2018
Increase in prehospital deaths over the past decade points to intensifying violence
Study explores gun violence injuries, cost
Published Oct 4, 2017
Analysis estimates firearm-related injuries in U.S. cost $2.8B annually in emergency room, inpatient charges
Disaster response
Six from Hopkins assist with hurricane recovery in St. John
Published Sept 27, 2017
Go Team supporting patient care on island in aftermath of hurricanes Irma, Maria
Emergency medicine
For some injuries, ambulance transport can decrease chances of survival
Published Sept 20, 2017
Study: For those suffering from gunshot or stab wounds, getting to a trauma center fast is more important than pre-hospitalization care / Hopkins Medicine
Emergency medicine
Hopkins experts aid Texas recovery
Published Sept 1, 2017
3 Hopkins emergency medicine experts among those assisting with Hurricane Harvey response efforts
Health care
Study looks at ACA's impact on ER visits
Published July 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion had no significant effect on Md. emergency department visits, researchers find