The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Emergency Medicine provides the emergency medicine section of cyberounds on the internet at www.cyberounds.com. Faculty have also contributed to the E-Medicine online medical textbook website.
Through the Area Health Education Center program, the Emergency Department has ready access to the latest technology in telecommunications and videoconferencing. The Department is actively involved in establishing telemedicine contacts with rural hospitals in the state.
ACLS Certification Classes
Classes for advanced life support certification are taught by the Department of Emergency Medicine each year. These are two day classes. Each course will be $200 per participant for the regular course and $100 for the recertification course. Course fees must be paid four weeks in advance by cash, check or interdepartmental transfer. A textbook and study guide will be required as part of the course. The balance of $100 is due no less than two weeks before course date. Cancellations must be received in writing two weeks before the class to receive a partial refund of $100; otherwise, no refunds are given. In this case, applicants can reschedule the class for another time. Classes are available during the months of December, February, March, April, June, August, and October.
The Arkansas Poison Control Center is located on the UAMS campus in the College of Pharmacy. The medical director of the Center, Dr. Henry Simmons, also acts as preceptor of the third year resident’s toxicology rotation. The telephone numbers for poison control are 1-800-3POISON and 501-686-6161 and 501-686-5540.