Tucson Proclaims May 19–25 Emergency Medical Services Week

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 5:00pm
Emergency Preparedness exercise and other daily events to be held throughout the week.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has proclaimed May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, as part of a nationwide initiative led by the American College of Emergency Physicians.  
The UA Department of Emergency Medicine, a part of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will host events for local pre-hospital emergency medical providers, including emergency department physicians and support staff at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus and The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus. 
Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS, head of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine will meet with Mayor Rothschild on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m., to thank the mayor for his proclamation. Also on Wednesday, University and South Campuses will participate in a statewide emergency-preparedness exercise.
The EMS Week national theme, “EMS: One Mission. One Team,” captures the everyday commitment of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine to provide excellent emergent care training and to conduct research to advance knowledge, both in the pre-hospital and emergency department settings.
The Preparedness Training Institute and the Arizona Resuscitation Research Institute, programs of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, fulfill their missions by offering training to emergency medicine services providers, locally and nationally, that are aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality in emergency care. 
Daily events, hosted by the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine, include raffles, a hotdog cart, barbecues and Eegee’s, along with training exercises, to recognize the dedication and commitment to safety of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services in medicine’s front line.