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Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Care (PTEC) Research Program

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The PTEC program supports basic, clinical, and translational research designed to advance the science of emergency medical and trauma care for pediatric populations with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Continuum of care for pediatric trauma patients, including pre-hospital, emergency medical services, treatment and stabilization, post-hospitalization outcomes, and follow-up
  • Basic and clinical pharmacology studies related to efficacy, safety, dosing, and pharmacogenomics of medications used in the prevention and treatment of trauma and emergency-related conditions in children
  • Novel interventions, biomechanics, informatics support, and decision-making strategies for pediatric trauma patients
  • Evaluations of the scientific basis of pediatric resuscitation practice to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in injured children
  • Tools, technologies, and strategies fostering the appropriate diagnosis and management of pediatric traumatic brain Injury (TBI)
  • Efficacy in the prevention and treatment of pediatric TBI and strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality in pediatric populations
  • Consideration of abuse and abusive head trauma in emergency settings
  • Effective neuroprotective treatments in pediatric acute TBI
  • Disaster and mass casualty preparedness and response to the needs of children and families
  • Studies of trauma-informed care elucidating the interrelations between physical and psychological conditions and symptoms of trauma
  • Behavioral and physiological systems underlying management of acute traumatic injury and the efficacy of social systems providing intervention resources to injured children and their families
  • Career development and training in the identification, diagnoses, and treatment of acute pediatric injuries and physical or psychological trauma
  • Management of pain, psychological trauma, quality of care, coping, and issues related to bereavement
  • Health disparities in emergency care or access to care for unintentional injuries or in exposure to trauma
Last Reviewed: 10/10/2014
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