This Voices of COVID story features Stanford Medicine PA student Zach West, who was a New York City 911 paramedic when COVID-19 hit.
In the first post in the Voices of COVID series, Andra Blomkalns and Alison Kerr share how the emergency medicine team is rising to the challenge of COVID.
Standard diagnosis of sepsis relies on a blood test that typically takes days. A Stanford physician is working on an innovation that could change this.
A national panel worked for three years on guidelines for improving research on public health emergency preparedness and response.
A Stanford physician discusses how he's learned to safely manage intense situations with patients in emergency departments.
After recovering from COVID-19, Stanford emergency medicine physician Peter D'Souza returned to work with valuable insights for patients and colleagues.
In early March, a Stanford physician learned that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Within hours, he felt sick enough to seek treatment at the hospital.
Hospitals are seeing a 40% drop in emergency visits, in part because patients with serious conditions other than COVID-19 are reluctant to seek care.
The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of people who face overwhelming hospital bills after trauma, but many are still vulnerable.
Stanford physician Patrick Burns' ultramarathon was fueled in part by electrolyte supplements. Yet the resulting research showed that they may not help.
The Freedom House Ambulance Service helped establish the national training model for EMS programs, but abruptly shut down in 1975.
Emergency medicine physicians practice communicating effectively with their colleagues by building a model helicopter out of Legos.
Laws ensure that anyone can receive needed care in an emergency department. A Stanford Medicine physician played a key role in refining those policies.
Emergency medicine physician Paul Auerbach has a longstanding interest in care for jellyfish stings. Here, he explains what to do if you are stung.
Working with doctors in Rwanda, Stanford pediatric emergency medicine fellow Melissa Hersh learned what it was like to provide care with limited technology.
An article in Stanford Medicine magazine examines how Stanford Health Care cut half an hour off its stroke treatment time, helping patients.