CNTR Opinion Piece in JOT Calls for National Trauma Research Action Plan
Pointing to its own work to arrive at a national trauma research agenda, the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) offered its unqualified support for the formation of a National Trauma Research Action Plan, as recommended in the 2016 NASEM Report (A National Trauma Care System–Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury).
The CNTR opinion piece appeared in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Vol. 82, No. 3) this month and includes CNTR’s list of priorities developed by its Research Agenda Committee. CNTR’s agenda identifies priority areas relevant to both military and civilian sectors and is organized into two domains: Clinical/Translational and Mechanistic. Three major topics rose to the top of CNTR’s agenda: acute resuscitation, central nervous system injury and the interface between field/prehospital care and definitive care.
“Successful execution of the research agenda proposed would go a long way to address the NASEM report goal of achieving zero preventable deaths after injury,” say the article authors.