Systems of Care for Complex Patients
Our research efforts focus on defining best evidence-based combat casualty care practice through research on practice variability and patient outcomes in all military echelons of care. There are a number of combat casualty care practices which are unique to the military and present inherent challenges in the delivery of care. For more information on our research focus, please see the sidebar to the right.
To provide evidence based practice recommendations for the management of poly-trauma combat casualties by the multi-disciplinary care team from injury to definitive care in the United States.
- Human Research Studies
- Combat Casualty Care Expertise
- High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation
CURRENT RESEARCH EFFORTS
- Evaluation of the utilization of Role 2 (forward surgical) resources in combat
- Development of evidence-based guidelines for the en route management of the combat burned patient
- Development of medical mobile applications to support en route critical care
- Evaluation of devices and interventions to prevent pressure ulcers resulting from combat evacuation
- Development of improved tools to facilitate multi-disciplinary communication among the care team to reduce workload, optimize care delivery, and develop a shared mental model of patient status
- Use of high-fidelity simulation to determine the optimal method of training the multi-disciplinary team in extracorporeal life support therapies