The Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort (CCT CORE) is a multicenter research group, assembled with funding from MedEvac Foundation International. CCT CORE’s mission is to facilitate communications and information exchange across multiple sites collaborating on air and ground CCT research.
The CCT CORE community’s efforts commenced with an airway management study, the CCT CORE Airway Project, with this first study being completed in 2009. Subsequent completed and published studies have assessed prehospital antibiotics administration for open fractures (TREAT Fx study), ketamine use for helicopter EMS (HEMS) field endotracheal intubation (ETI), adverse events taxonomy, HEMS logistics and time savings, and cost-effectiveness of HEMS use for ST-elevation MI (STEMI). Ongoing work is assessing HEMS and ground CCT for impact on a variety of outcomes ranging from morbidity/mortality to logistics and cost-effectiveness.
Anyone with interest in participating in CCT CORE or using the CCT CORE network to seek or disseminate information should contact Stephen H. Thomas MD MPH (SThomasMD@GMail.com).