University of Missouri Combat Casualty Training Consortium
The MU Combat Casualty Training Consortium (CCTC) represents a coalition of nationally recognized experts in trauma and combat casualty care, established to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Led by a team at MU's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium will perform collaborative multi-institutional research resulting in improved care for wounded warriors.
The mission of the CCTC is to investigate the comparative effectiveness of combat casualty care training across the spectrum of training platforms. This research will develop standard metrics for training outcomes, identify gaps in existing training approaches, and recommend combat medic training paradigms that are most effective. Particular focus is given to simulation that limits the use of animate tissue in three critical areas: trauma airway, trauma hemorrhage, and emergency medical skills. Attention to effective training in these critical areas recognizes the need for combat medics to be expertly prepared for these circumstances to limit loss of life during combat operations.