For more than 40 years the Emergency Department at HCMC has published innovative and high-quality research that has shaped the practice of emergency medicine. From the first descriptions of Rapid Sequence Intubation, to the first use of point-of-care-ultrasound to detect pericardial effusions, to the first case reports on emergency cricothyrotomies, Hennepin EM paved the road for research in the Emergency Department.
We continue this tradition today with research that continues to improve the practice of emergency medicine with our key research faculty Dr. James Miner, Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. Johanna Moore, Dr. Mike Puskarich, Dr. Brian Driver, Dr. Matt Prekker, and Dr. Jon Cole. Our core areas of research include emergency pain and sedation management, cardiac arrest, emergency airway management, EKG and troponins in Acute Myocardial Infarction, sepsis, agitation, toxicology, and many others.
Current research studies include:
CLOVERS: Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis
VICTAS: Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in Sepsis
ACCESS: ACCESS to the Cardiac Cath Lab in Patients Without STEMI Resuscitated From Out-of-hospital VT/VF Cardiac Arrest
PREPARE II: Preventing cardiovascular collapse with Administration of fluid Resuscitation during Induction and Intubation
HOBIT: Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial
National Emergency Airway Registry: Observational registry of ED intubations
CO-Met: A study of a new carbon monoxide finger sensor
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate for Emergency Department Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbation: A randomized trial comparing peak flow guided asthma therapy to asthma management without peak flow values