David Carlbom, MD


Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, UW - Harborview Paramedic Training Program

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 - 9th Avenue - Campus Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104

Academic Office: (206) 744-3263
Fax: (206) 744-3563

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Education and Training

B.A. in Philosophy, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 1991.

M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 1997.

Internship, Unviersity of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency, Denver, CO, 1998.

Residency, University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residence: Primary Care Emphasis, Denver, CO, 2000.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007.

Clinical Interests

1) Improving delivery of critical care services in the Pre-hospital & ED to make the transition of critical care from the field
through the ED to the ICU a seamless experience.
2) Paramedic identification & treatment of sepsis and severe infection.

Teaching Philosophy

Research Interests

1) Non-invasive measurement of perfusion & shock states
2) Barriers to implementation of critical care in ED
3) Paramedic performance of critical care
4) Best methods for teaching paramedics, students, and residents assessment & therapy of critically ill patients

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Representative Publications

Paramedic Training for Proficient Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation. Warner KJ, Carlbom D, Cooke CR, Bulger EM, Copass MK, Sharar SR. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2009 Aug 31:1. [Epub ahead of print]

Therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest: yes, we can. Kim F, Carlbom D. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2009 Jul;62(7):726-8.

The utility of early end-tidal capnography in monitoring ventilation status after severe injury. Warner KJ, Cuschieri J, Garland B, Carlbom D, Baker D, Copass MK, Jurkovich GJ, Bulger EM. J Trauma. 2009 Jan;66(1):26-31.

Barriers to implementing protocol-based sepsis resuscitation in the emergency department--results of a national survey. Carlbom DJ, Rubenfeld GD. Crit Care Med. 2007 Nov;35(11):2525-32.

Pulmonary embolism in the critically ill. Carlbom DJ, Davidson BL. Chest. 2007 Jul;132(1):313-24. Review.

Pilot randomized clinical trial of prehospital induction of mild hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with a rapid infusion of 4 degrees C normal saline. Kim F, Olsufka M, Longstreth WT Jr, Maynard C, Carlbom D, Deem S, Kudenchuk P, Copass MK, Cobb LA. Circulation. 2007 Jun 19;115(24):3064-70.

Pilot study of rapid infusion of 2 L of 4 degrees C normal saline for induction of mild hypothermia in hospitalized, comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Kim F, Olsufka M, Carlbom D, Deem S, Longstreth WT Jr, Hanrahan M, Maynard C, Copass MK, Cobb LA. Circulation. 2005 Aug 2;112(5):715-9.


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