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Extramural Research

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Extramural Research Program Office (ERPO) facilitates extramural research prioritization, planning, and evaluation for both NCIPC and the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; and ensures their extramural research portfolios are designed for maximum public health impact.

Current Research Highlight

  	Woman on backboard inside an ambulance being treated by EMSImproving Prehospital Care for Crash Injured Occupants Using Vehicle Based Telema The goal of this proposal is to refine and evaluate the current standard for crash injury risk prediction models using vehicle telematics data to immediately identify motor vehicle occupants who may be seriously injured following a motor vehicle crash.

This study will lead to substantial improvements in both the time to first responder arrival and enhanced decision-making capabilities using AACN data. The ability to reduce transport time and improve the accuracy of trauma triage using a decision model based on real-time crash data will represent a substantial improvement over current dispatch and triage protocols.

The savings in costs to the healthcare system, the potential improvements in patient outcome, and the added overall safety of the transportation system will be significant.