LITES Projects

Ongoing trauma research areas include whole blood, Hemorrhagic shock, TBI, breathing and airway management, and prehospital injuries.

Trauma, Brain Injury, and Emergency Medical Systems (Task Order One)

The inaugural project for the LITES network is an observational study seeking to understand better how traumatic injuries are treated in the U.S. This includes regional variation in the severity and types of injury, how injuries are treated, and what the survival and recovery rates are.

Shock, Whole blood, and Assessment of TBI (SWAT)

SWAT is an observational study about hemorrhagic shock. It is comparing two types of blood resuscitation (whole and component). This project will also look at how these two types of blood resuscitation compare in people with traumatic brain injury.

Prehospital Airway Control Trial (PACT)

PACT is a study of airway management It compares two ways to manage airways in trauma patients. To read more about this study, click here.