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ACEP AWARD RECIPIENT MAKES STRONG CONTRIBUTION TO CRITICALLY ILL PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

 ACEP AWARD RECIPIENT MAKES STRONG CONTRIBUTION
 TO CRITICALLY ILL PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
 SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today presented William Spivey, MD, FACEP, with the Outstanding Contribution in Research Award for his accomplishments in emergency medicine research. The award was presented at the ACEP Scientific Assembly held this week in Seattle.
 Spivey has played a key role in the treatment of critically ill pediatric patients. In 1985, he performed the first study of intraosseous infusion in a cardiac arrest model. This study, coupled with several other experiments, led to successful treatment for pediatric patients.
 "The proven usefulness of intraosseous infusion in critically ill pediatric patients has meant a world of difference not only in the care of such patients, but also in alleviating our own fears and anxieties regarding their care," said Robert McNamara, MD, FACEP, who nominated Spivey for the award.
 Another area he explored is the use of magnesium in the treatment for acute asthma. This innovative therapy promises to improve the care of acute asthma patients for many years to come.
 During his career, Spivey has published numerous articles on a variety of topics, including cocaine toxicity, calcium channel blocker toxicity, endotracheal medications and consent in research. He has also played a vital role in the development of ACEP's research catalog.
 At the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Spivey helped to establish an independent research laboratory for emergency medicine research. Currently, he serves as the fellowship director, heads the division of research and leads institutional committees concerned with human and animal research.
 Spivey is the chair of national ACEP's Research Committee and a member of ACEP's Pennsylvania Chapter board of directors. In addition to his ACEP affiliation, Spivey has been a member of the board of directors for the Emergency Medicine Foundation since 1989.
 The American College of Emergency Physicians is a national medical specialty society representing more than 15,500 physicians who specialize in emergency medicine. The college is dedicated to improving emergency care through continuing education, research and public education.
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