National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Produces Report on Integrated Military and Civilian Trauma Care

December 8, 2016 STN President Joan Pirrung, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, attended the NASEM meeting in November on integration of military and civilian trauma care. According to a study conducted by NASEM up to 20 percent of U.S. trauma deaths could be prevented with better care. The report recommends taking the lessons learned from military trauma care and applying them to civilian trauma centers in order to achieve the goal of zero preventable deaths after injury. This will also help to preserve trauma care skills going forward as the military transitions to a peace time posture. Visit the links below for more information on this report:

A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military & Civilian Trauma Systems (Video)

A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury (Publication)