MCIRCC wins $7.48M in prolonged field care grants

July 27, 2017  //  FOUND IN: News

Three multidisciplinary research teams from the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care have received research awards from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program.

The teams led by Kevin Ward, M.D., Hasan Alam, M.D. and Hakam Tiba, M.D., M.S., will develop next-generation diagnostic, monitoring, resuscitation and stabilization methods for prolonged field care (PFC) and prolonged damage control resuscitation (pDCR).

In past years, improvements to the trauma care system have focused on shortening evacuation time from the battlefield to the ICU. However, in future conflicts or mass trauma events, the DoD anticipates that initial evacuation times may be delayed for hours or even days. The goal of this research is to address the negative effects of delayed surgical intervention, especially when resources are limited.

“Recently, the military has recognized PFC as an area of key emphasis for research, education and training with increased focus on pDCR. This effort focuses on the first 72 hours after injury or trauma in order to decrease mortality and morbidity, utilize limited resources in an austere environment, and provide effective and continued care,” said Tiba.

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