Improving patient outcomes through collaborative research.


Recent Publications

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Variability in Pelvic packing practices

Feature article at Patient Safety In Surgery.

The authors utilized a cross-sectional survey of trauma medical directors at level I trauma centers to determine the use of pelvic packing for unstable pelvic fractures. of 40 respondents, there was controversy regarding the efficacy of pelvic packing, and responses differed by geographic region. 

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Effect of detecting drugs on admission urine drug screen on pain management

A retrospective review of medical records was undertaken to determine if substance abuse preceding injury results in greater consumption of opioids. The results of this study demonstrate significantly greater opioid consumption in patients testing positive for drugs, compared to patients with a negative urine drug screen. Overall, drug users have a 1.4-fold increased consumption of opioids for acute pain vs. non-users.


Upcoming Presentations

  1. Screening and Screaming: A call to action for accurate benchmarking for DVT screening in trauma centers. Cofran C; Harwood L; Salottolo K; Bourg P. Poster presentation. Trauma Quality Improvement Program, Dallas, TX. Nov 2019.

  2. Complications occurring during discharge delays in patients with traumatic brain injury. Sorensen M, Sercy E, Orlando A, West T, Tanner A, Waxman W, Acuna D, Berg G, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation. Trauma Quality Improvement Program, Dallas, TX. Nov 2019.

  3. The Utility of New Pre-Hospital Sepsis Alert Criteria to Identify and Initiate Sepsis Bundles. Toner C, Salottolo K, Gamber M, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation. The National Association of Emergency Medical SErvice Physicians Annual meeting, San Diego CA, January 2020.

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