Trauma Research & News

Our Trauma team integrates the best of science and innovative technology with sound outcomes as they treat patients suffering life-threatening injuries caused by trauma. Our multidisciplinary approach benefits from the involvement of colleagues from several departments across the health system.


Completed Research
  • Prehospital Whole Blood
  • Organ Donation Improvements
  • Trauma Education in the ED
  • Cost of Trauma Center Readiness
  • Needs Based Assessment of Trauma Systems
  • Interhospital Transfer of ECMO Patient
  • Precedex
  • Golf Cart Injuries
  • Post-ICU Syndrome and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PICS/PTSD)
  • Trauma IMCU Implementation
  • Trauma Nurse Navigator Implementation
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Leading to Gastric Ischemia and Perforation: Surgical Management
  • Improving the Safety of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Indocyanine Green Dye
  • Surgical Management of Complex Volumetric Soft Tissue Defects
Ongoing Research
  • Deterioration Index
  • Optimal Time to Anticoagulant Reversal for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ED Length of Stay
  • Trauma EOU Protocols
  • Hip Fracture/Fascia Iliaca Block
  • Trauma Early Access
  • Postmortem CT
  • Teletrauma
  • Prehospital LUCAS
  • Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)
  • Chest-wall reconstruction/rib fixation
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) Reduction
  • Prehospital Ultrasound
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG)
  • Foley Care and CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infection) Reduction
  • Neurosurgery APP (advanced practice provider) Implementation 
  • Ultrasound Guided Resuscitation
  • REBOA (resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the Aorta) Implementation
  • Operative Upper-Extremity Infections
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration
  • DVT: Trauma Readmissions
Multicenter Projects, Long-Term Projects and Clinical Trials

Multicenter Projects

  • AAST Palliative Care
  • Multicenter Geriatric REBOA
  • AAST Prehospital Airway
  • Ovine Matrix Wound Healing
  • AAST Vascular Trauma Registry

Long-Term Projects

  • Prehospital Ultrasound Training
  • Memory Journal Implementation
  • Nitrous Oxide for Dressing Changes

Clinical Trials

  • TAP/CSL Behring
  • PROMPT/DoD Project

Our Team has presented at the following conferences:

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting (SESC)
  • STN’s TraumaCon
  • Trauma Quality Improvement Program(TQIP)
  • Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)

Our Team has published in the following journals:

  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma Nursing
  • Traffic Injury Prevention
  • American Surgeon
  • AACN Advanced Critical Care

TAP Trial

Trauma And Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (TAP) is one of the largest trauma trials ever conducted. It will involve up to 8,000 patients, across 140 hospitals in the United States and other countries.

The trial will evaluate the effectiveness of Kcentra®, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved product, on critically injured patients.


Researchers at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville’s Level I trauma center are participating in an international clinical trial to study how a device could increase trauma patients’ chances of survival. NGMC Gainesville was chosen among eight leading Level I trauma centers across the United States and Canada.

Research Week

Research Week is an annual, week-long event celebrating and showcasing the research and scholarly activities of NGHS investigators.

Learn more about Research Week


Read the Trauma System News Article: The road to Level I verification

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