In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers, clinicians, businesspeople and everyday men and women spun out new ways to deal with the coronavirus.
Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine. As an academic department we have a 3 year residency program with 31 residents and 37 faculty members who act as researchers, mentors, and clinicians. As we begin our search for the class of 2023, we invite you to take a moment and explore our site and consider the University of Nebraska Medical Center as an option for your Emergency Medicine training.
Pandemic Forced Nebraskans to Innovate
The result was a host of innovations, including new designs for masks and face shields, intubation shields for COVID patients, ultraviolet disinfection methods for protective gear and 3D-printed nasal swabs. Along with those came a flurry of new tests for the virus, some treatments and highly effective vaccines brought to market in record time.
UNMC doctors invent new COVID-19 testing method
Two clinicians at the University of Nebraska Medical center are hoping to change the way COVID-19 tests are given. They believe they have a product that will be less painful and safer for those giving and receiving the tests.
Former nurse's artwork unveiled
Jean Seaton spent 2020 fighting COVID-19 on the front lines in the Nebraska Medical Center Emergency Department. When she retired, she wanted her former colleagues to know she was still thinking of them and how important they are. This drawing will be a permanent reminder.