PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
TCMTR & CCT-CORE Collaborate in Research Project Titled: “Characteristics of non-trauma scene calls for air medical transport”
While the benefits of air transport for victims of trauma are well-documented, limited research has focused on non-trauma conditions such as stroke, cardiac emergencies, poisonings, or neonatal emergencies. The proposed study will utilize 2 years of retrospective review of Air Medical Transport data to describe the incidence and characteristics of conditions currently involved in non-trauma air transport to inform more specific future research. The goal of this research is to contribute to the identification of what types of medical emergencies benefit most from the use of air medical transportation and to guide future research. The characteristics of non-¬-trauma air medical transports in the United States will be described using descriptive statistics to characterize the population of non-trauma patients transported by air medical transport; and to determine associations between flight and patient-level characteristics.
Project Mentors: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University and Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital (www.injurycenter.org); Howard Werman, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University; Medical Director, MedFlight (www.medflight.com).
Project role: Ms. Margaret Gluntz will be responsible for the majority of work associated with this research project. With assistance from mentors Drs. McKenzie and Werman, and Ms. Erica Fletcher, Ms. Gluntz will conduct the data analysis and write a manuscript as first author. Her responsibilities include:, conduct of a literature review, data analysis, interpreting the results, and drafting a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal. The findings may also be submitted for presentation at a national meeting.
Medical Student Research Program
MAGGIE'S Personal statement: As an undergraduate, I focused on the clinical aspect of medicine and came to love working directly with patients. I plan to pursue a career in clinical medicine but it is important that I also become competent in research during my medical training. By conducting research, I will gain a much richer understanding of how medical research is undertaken. This will help me understand and apply new medical research in my medical practice. I became interested in the scholarship program because of its emphasis on mentoring, which is important to me as a novice researcher. When I heard about this project, I knew I wanted to be a part of it because it combines my passion for emergency medicine with the opportunity to be part of a great research team and make a small contribution to medical knowledge.
Medical Student Research Program Award: The Ohio
State University, College of Medicine, Medical Student Research
Scholarship funded by a College of Medicine Scholarship.