Emergency physician James Ciaccio reveals the concept of an emergency department that caters exclusively to senior citizens. Upstate’s community campus plans to open one in late spring of 2013 with new lighting, better sound-proofing and other enhancements that will improve the experience for older adults, called GEM (Geriatric Emergency Medical) Care.
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Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘What’s Your Emergency?’. The goal of the segment is to talk about the many reasons people seek emergency care, and help listeners determine how serious their situation is, when to call an ambulance, when to go to the emergency room and what to expect while you’re there.
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Dr. Richard Cantor, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University, explains the importance of an emergency department with physicians specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine. He talks about how to make the decision to take your child to the emergency room, how to prepare for your trip, and what to expect when you arrive. He also describes the remarkable advances in diagnosis, pain management, and family oriented care.
Upstate is the only dedicated pediatric emergency department and Level I Trauma Center in the region and, as such, specialize in the care of ill and injured children.
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Dr. Derek Cooney, director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine at Upstate, talks about the unique Hyperbaric Medicine Services available at Upstate University Hospital for people who are injured in scuba diving accidents.
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Psychologist Brian Rieger, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of a concussion, defined as a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the normal functioning of the brain is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head. There is a new law in New York State that requires schools to develop a concussion team consisting of parents, school and medical providers, which is modeled after the REAP Concussion Management Program.
Dr. Derek Cooney, director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine at Upstate, talks about the EMS Physician Response Team staffed by Upstate. Emergency physicians are available to respond with a specially outfitted vehicle to major disasters in the Syracuse area.
When the snow starts falling, orthopedic surgeons like Joshua Pletka will start seeing unfortunate accidents, finger amputations, hand injuries and worse. Dr. Pletka shares some suggestions and advice for people to operate snow blowers safely and reduce the risk of injury.
Pulmonologist Michael Iannuzzi MD, was a physician in New York City on 9-11 and treated many of those affected by breathing in debris. He has also done research on the respiratory problems related to 9-11.