Trauma / Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials

Trauma and emergency medicine clinical trials focus on better and quicker ways to diagnose, stabilize, transport, and treat patients. Since each case can be different there is no one treatment that will help every patient; rather procedures and logistics can be studied that ensure patients receive the best care possible. Since trauma patients are often diagnosed using imaging new techniques can be looked at to do this more effectively. Common initial treatment of trauma patients includes administering an IV and controlling bleeding. If you are interested in participating in trauma and emergency medicine clinical trials you may qualify.


What is Trauma / Emergency Medicine?

Trauma and emergency medicine is a field of medicine that treats patients who were suddenly and sometimes violently injured and who need immediate care to stabilize them or even save their life. Emergency personnel and doctors aim to prevent patients from further harm while also diagnosing them and preparing them for further treatment. Specialties within this field include palliative medicine, medical toxicology, wilderness medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and sports medicine. Trauma and emergency medicine is often practiced in emergency rooms of hospitals, in ambulance or sometimes at the scene of the accident. In 2006 there were 119 million visits to emergency rooms in the U.S. Common causes that send people to the emergency room include auto accidents, falls, bullet or knife wounds, burns, and blasts.