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Acute & Emergency Care

Emergency Care

The University of Utah Department of Emergency Medicine serves the largest patient catchment area in the United States with broad EMS urban and rural coverage throughout Utah and the surrounding states. For this reason, the Department of Emergency Medicine has a website and has recently launched a website specifically created for EMS audiences in order to provide ample resources for the Mountain West Region. 

Acute Clinical Care


Trauma & Injury Prevention

University of Utah Health's mission is to deliver the highest level of surgical and medical care through continuity in management, quality education, and evaluation and refinement of methods. The Trauma team demonstrates a commitment to this mission through their expertise and provider outreach and education programs.

The U of U Health Trauma team offers several programs for providers, nurses, EMTs, clinical staff and community members who are interested in understanding the cause, treatment and prevention of common injuries which occur throughout out the year. This video content is available through our Provider Education Youtube Channel.

Burn & Wound Injury Care

The University of Utah Burn Center provides clinical education addressing the acute and prolonged care of burn patients as well as wound management training. Many of these resources can be found via the Burn Outreach Education channel on Youtube as well as the Crisis Standards of Care website. There are additional community resources such as those found through the Utah Pediatric Trauma Network


For additional resources you may contact the Community Outreach and Burn Disaster Coordinator: Annette Newman (Matherly) MS, RN CCRN at


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Acute Cardiovascular Care

The Cardiovascular ICU cares for postoperative cardiac surgery patients ranging from coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac valve surgery to more complex ventricular assist devices, heart and lung transplants and extracorporeal life support. The unit has the capacity for 20 beds with an average census of 15 and over 1700 admissions and transfers per year.

Visit the School of Medicine web page to access the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine's Grand Rounds, U-CARS Conference information, education, and research and fellowship opportunities.

Surgical Care

U of U Health surgical teams provide comprehensive, compassionate care to every patient and shape the future of surgery through innovation, education, research and discovery.

Access provider education through the Office of Surgical Education, grand rounds, reasearch, fellowships, residencies, and more on the School of Medicine website.

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