Current Injury Related Projects
The Intermountain Injury Control Research Center (IICRC) is actively involved in a number of projects that are designed to prevent injuries from occurring or improve the care offered to Utahans suffering severe injuries. Provided below are brief descriptions (and links) about projects that are currently being evaluated within the Center:
- National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC):
As one of the largest grant projects at the IICRC, NEDARC is a national resource center to provide technical assistance to EMS state agencies and EMSC grantees in data collection and analysis.
- Central Data Management and Coordinating Center (CDMCC):
The CDMCC is the central repository for data generated by the new Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) research nodes and their hospital affiliates. The CDMCC works to implement standards for data collection and analysis in order to ensure uniformity and quality of the data and monitor the safety and timely progress of PECARN studies.
- Utah Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (Utah CODES):
The CODES project at the IICRC performs linkages of Utah motor vehicle crash files to ambulance run forms and hospital files, allowing for the assessment of medical and financial outcomes of motor vehicle crash injuries. In addition, staff at the Center aid other states with data linkage and research involving linked crash data.
- National Violent Injury Statistics System (U-NVISS):
The IICRC is one of several centers in the country collecting comprehensive information about firearm and other violent deaths that occur in the state.
- Suicide Surveillance in Utah:
This project uses existing statewide Utah databases to examine patterns of suicide over a five-year period.
- Utah Shaken Baby Prevention Program:
This is a collaborative project with Primary Children’s Medical Center and the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome to implement and evaluate a hospital-based prevention program designed to reduce the incidence of Shaken Baby Syndrome in Utah.
- Child Trauma Treatment Network-Intermountain West (CTTN-IW):
Faculty at the IICRC are working with Primary Children’s Medical Center Safe and Healthy Families Division to implement a professional network of child therapists in the Intermountain West who will participate in trainings related to improve treatment and services for children who experience trauma.
- Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Study:
The IICRC was the Utah study site for this recently-completed national trial in which volunteer, non-medical responders are trained to use the automatic external defibrillators on cardiac arrest victims in public facilities.
- Utah Crash Summary: For over five years, the IICRC has analyzed Utah police crash reports and produced a report describing the analysis. This has included the production of fact sheets related to various traffic safety topics that have been used by statewide and local advocacy groups.
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