What our traumatic injury research means for kids
Our translational and basic laboratory research includes studies of pediatric traumatic brain and orthopedic injuries, minimizing blood loss and transfusion, and improving surgical infection outcomes.
- The body's response to blood loss depends on a number of variables — fatigue, hydration and genetics, to name a few — and is notoriously difficult to measure. Children's Colorado trauma surgeon, Steven Moulton, MD, has developed a revolutionary device that makes it look easy. It's the first device in the world capable of reliably measuring blood loss physiology, and it does it in real time in an interface as easy to read as a fuel gauge.
- A group led by Kathleen Adelgais, MD, created an educational module to improve the ability of clinicians to recognize intentional injuries, as opposed to accidental ones, to improve accuracy in reporting suspicions of child abuse. Learners are exposed to many cases in succession, yielding an experience that would take years for an average medical provider to acquire through clinical practice alone.
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