USAISRUnited States Army Institute of Surgical Research
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"Rapid development and deployment of improved treatments for orthopedic trauma is central to USAISR's mission," said.
Colonel Robert Hale, the USAISR representative to the AFIRM, often refers to regenerative medicine as a "game-changer." Before the establishment of AFIRM, Hale conducted a study to help identify and define the types of facial injuries commonly sustained during battle, and the various challenges associated with those injuries.
However, new technologies being developed by the AFIRM and USAISR provide the ability to close burn wounds using a patient's own skin with less pain in two to three months, as opposed to the six months to one year timeframe of traditional methods.
The Commander, USAISR provides logistical and training support for the JC2RT, with operational support by the Command Surgeon, USCENTCOM.
Formal scientific reviews are managed through the USAISR and are conducted by subject matter experts throughout DoD.
Current investigations on fluid resuscitation strategies at USAISR are now focused under the concept of damage control resuscitation.
Thus, a component of DCR research at USAISR investigates adjuncts that can be used in small volume resuscitation (<2 ml/kg).
Toward this end, USAISR initiated investigations into threshold solutions for bridging this Role-I PCCR capability gap.
(15,17,18) Thus, the identification and development of a relevant and sustainable test bed for RDCR and related out-of-hospital trauma research was identified as a priority by USAISR.
Once a deploying unit has indicated that it wishes to receive the TCCC Transition initiative training, USAISR representatives coordinate a date for a 3-day training session with the deploying units who wish to participate.
Upon the unit's return from deployment into theater, USAISR coordinates an after action review with the unit to document the effectiveness or shortfalls of the new techniques and equipment used in the tactical environments.
These and other reports of the successful and Uncomplicated use of battlefield tourniquets led the USAISR, in 2003, to draft a new set of tourniquet use guidelines.