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Department of Emergency Medicine

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Rethinking care pathways: Improved outcomes for acute heart failure patients

A new study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found that lower-risk acute heart failure patients have more days alive and out of hospital within 30 days when they are placed in an observation unit, or a short-stay unit, instead of being hospitalized.

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Mar 25, 2024

Summer Sports Injuries: Indiana Families Can Count on Dr. Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson, MD, provides exceptional care in the pediatric emergency department.

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Jul 25, 2023

2022 Disaster Day

Residents reflect on the 2022 Disaster Day held at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, located near Seymour, Indiana. 

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Oct 03, 2022

Tribute to Dr. Butch Humbert

Butch Humbert, MD always knew he wanted to be doctor. In high school, he worked as a transportation aide in a local emergency department and fell in love with the environment.

“I enjoyed the variety, the pace, the kind of camaraderie and the teamwork you experience in the emergency room,” Dr. Humbert said. “I think it's one the reasons why I still love it today.”

Building and nurturing a sense of team and sharing his love of emergency medicine are two of the traits Dr. Humbert hopes he’s brought to the job of emergency medicine residency program director, a position he’s held for the past seven years. On June 30, 2022, he stepped down from the post, returning to full-time clinical practice at Eskenazi Health. 

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Jul 06, 2022

What to Do When You Are Out of Bicarb

Imagine arriving at the bedside of a patient who has taken a massive overdose of a tricyclic. Though you are well trained and utterly prepared to treat the wide complex tachycardia that appears before your eyes, your Pyxis is bare and there is no bicarb to be had. Luckily, all you have to do is calculate the equivalent millimoles of sodium found in a “Hot Salt” formulation and give that. Or, keep reading for tips and tricks to avoid the math and find an easier alternative. 

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Apr 25, 2022

Prepare for the Unexpected: Disaster Day 2021

“Prepare for the unexpected” might be the understatement of the year when considering the ups and downs of learning and working through a pandemic. But for Emergency Medicine residents and fellows, it’s also the enduring theme of Disaster Day, one of the most eye-opening educational exercises of this pandemic year—or any year for that matter.

Department of Emergency Medicine  |  Mar 18, 2022