Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist News

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is now part of the first-response team managing the worst accidents and disasters in the Augusta area. Read more, http://greport.gru.edu/archives/10297

Popular Science: Ingenious Tourniquet Invention Saves Lives  

Dr. Richard Schwartz was featured in Popular Science after inventing an inflatable abdominal tourniquet to stop lethal bleeding in soldiers.
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Vighter Medical Group and MCG team up to support FBI

A small Minnesota-based medical direction and support-company and Georgia’s public medical school have teamed up to provide supplemental medical support to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s field operations. Read more, http://greport.gru.edu/archives/8472 

Augusta University to host panel on gun violence, legislation

The Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Social Work will present Gun Violence and Gun Legislation:  A Public Panel Forum from 7 to 9 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 11 at Maxwell Theatre. The program is free and open to the public. Read more, http://greport.gru.edu/archives/7571

GHS Physician’s Invention Receives Popular Science Award

One of 10 Inventions Awards for 2012 went to what the magazine categorized, a “Soldier Saver,” an abdominal aortic tourniquet designed to prevent soldiers from rapidly bleeding out in the field. The tourniquet was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, and Dr. John Croushorn, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Read more, http://greport.gru.edu/archives/5639 and http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2012-05/inflatable-tourniquet-stops-abdominal-bleeding