Trauma & Combat Casualty Care
Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States between the ages of 1 and 46, accounting for 41 million ER visits each year. Trauma patients often require resuscitation, surgery, bleeding control, and infection treatment. That care is made even more difficult on the battlefield, where the most critical phase of care is the period from the time of injury until arrival at a medical treatment facility. Our goal is to develop new technologies for the civilian setting and then tailor them for use by military medical personnel.