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‘Expert Advice’: What you need to know about frostbite

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

William Paolo, MDEmergency physician William Paolo, MD, tells us what we need to know about frostbite – how to recognize it and tips to prevent it, in this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.


Burn prevention from a burn surgeon

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Mohamed Sa Elfar, MDBurn surgeon Mohamed Sa Elfar, MD, director of the Clark Burn Center at Upstate Medical University, talks about the importance of burn safety and prevention. Elfar explains how ordinary things in a home — from bath water and hot food to electrical outlets — can cause burn injuries. The Clark Burn Center is a four-bed intensive care unit providing state-of-the-art burn care and outpatient services seven days a week on a 24-hour basis.  Burn safety checklist


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Jeremy D Joslin, MD, FAWMDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Jeremy Joslin, director of the Wilderness & Expedition Medicine program at Upstate present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries.  They discuss the typical injuries seen in the emergency room at this time of year, such as hypothermia and frost bite, and the emergency steps taken to prevent further damage.