Improving traumatic injury outcomes for rural MN and future military combatants

Trauma is the #1 cause of death for people under the age of 46. When a traumatic injury occurs, what happens at the scene of the accident is directly correlated to the patient’s survival. Examples of these traumatic accidents are:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Traumatic occupational injuries
  • Drowning 
  • Unintentional firearm injuries
Trauma Care

We aim to develop and evaluate innovative, effective acute trauma care technologies and training through collaborative efforts with industry, military, and academic partners.

Trauma Care
Military Medic to Medical School Program

The University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Continuing and Professional Education are working to meet the needs of Minnesota communities. 

Trauma Care

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What is the center doing to help?

The Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care was created in 2022 to help improve these statistics for rural patients and those in military combat. The goal of this center is to improve care for Minnesota trauma patients and future military combatants by conducting translational research for the following points of care:

Point of Injury

Point of Injury

Rural Trauma Care

Rural Trauma Care

Trauma Care Wound Management

Wound Management



Trauma Care Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Prehospital Care

Prehospital Care

Trauma Care

Prolonged Casualty Care

This translational research will help create technology and knowledge products deployable by both first responders and hospital-based healthcare workers that are applicable to military and non-military situations.

How will the center add value for collaborators?

  • Facilitate multidisciplinary, cross-organizational collaboration
  • Centralized administrative and grant support
  • Identification and targeted award opportunities
  • Preclinical small and large animal study support
  • Support of clinical trial design, coordination, and conduct
  • Coordinated development and implementation of knowledge products

The following metrics will help us track our improvement efforts in this critical area:

  • Impact on  patient outcomes & care team (first responders and emergency room staff and MDs)
  • Publications
  • External grant applications & funded
  • Education & development impact
  • Reach to broader UMN & Minnesota