TBI research

Blood in the Brain: When to Call Neurosurgery (2019)


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Dr. Bellal Joseph presented Blood in the Brain: When to Call Neurosurgery at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He discusses dilemmas in non-operative management of TBI, protocols for mild TBI, and results of implementing Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) within his trauma center. Dr. Joseph is a Professor of Surgery and the Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Arizona – Tucson. He is also the Medical Director of the Southern Arizona Telemedicine and Telepresence (SATT) program .

EPIC TBI Study: Big Implications for EMS (2019)


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Dr. Daniel Spaite presented EPIC TBI Study: Big Implications for EMS at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Excellence in Prehospital Care (EPIC) studied over 22,000 traumatic brain injuries since 2004 and implemented TBI evidence-based guidelines to 600 master trainers and over 11,000 EMS providers in the state of Arizona. Outcomes for TBI patients in Arizona has significantly improved due to implementation of the guidelines. Dr. Spaite is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Virginia Piper Endowed Research Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson. He is also the Associate Director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Arizona.

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